Founded: October 24, 1909
UF Chapter Founded (Alpha Tau): October 24, 1948
Motto: Multa Corda Una Causa, Many Hearts One Purpose
Colors: Green and White
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Philanthropies: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret
Dear Potential New Members,
I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to be your Vice President of Recruitment.
Being in AEPhi has given me unforgettable experiences that I can’t imagine my life without, and I can’t wait to help you all find that. Though going through recruitment was a whirlpool of overwhelming and scary feelings, AEPhi turned those feelings into love and comfort instead. The moment I walked into AEPhi for the first time, I knew I was home. I have never felt so comfortable being in one place before, it’s hard to even leave it sometimes. I am forever appreciative of the love and support AEPhi has given me in such a scary process, and I want to guide you all in the same way I was.
During recruitment, it is so important to have an open mind and listen to your heart. Having a place to call home away from home is such a surreal experience. Being surrounded by sisters who I know I can lean on and fill me with love and support each day is my “why AEPhi”. I hope I can help you find your “why AEPhi” or your own home away from home <3
Good luck with the process of recruitment and I wish you all the best
Vice President of Recruitment
Dear Potential New Members,
There are no words to describe how excited I am to guide you through your new member process. My job as Vice President of New Member Education, or as your “Phi Mom,” is to teach you the ins and outs of our sorority. Since its founding in 1909, AEPhi has become a home for many, and has provided a safe place for women to feel loved and cared for. It is my job to ensure that you will feel this same way in our home as many generations before have felt. I cannot wait to welcome you to our “Little House on the Corner,” and share all of the love that this home has shared with me over the past two years.
Growing up with an older sister, I have always understood the meaning of sisterhood and I value the relationship I have with her very much. She is the reason I decided to participate in the recruitment process. I thought that if I could find other women even half as amazing as her, then I would be lucky. The moment I walked into AEPhi, I knew that I had found the people that would make me feel as comfortable as I feel when I’m around my sister. The kindness that I was met with during the recruitment process only grew following Bid Day. Every day, I consider myself so lucky to be a part of this chapter and to be able to get to know the women in it, all unique in their own ways. They are what make our sisterhood so strong and special. This chapter has brought me memories that will last a lifetime, and a home that I know will always be there for me to come back to.
I am so honored to be your New Member Educator, and I am beyond excited to meet and get to know each of you when you run home on Bid Day. I can promise you that when you step into this house, you will feel the same love, comfort, and support that I felt when I first walked in. Transitioning into a home with 200+ girls is never an easy feat, and I will be there to help you through the new experience, and ensure that your AEPhi experience is one that will bring you joy. My sincere hope is that you all will find the people who make you smile, that you will pursue things that help you grow, and that you will always do what is best for yourself. Doing what makes you happy and full of joy is the best thing you can do for yourself, and I will be here to cheer you on. I am SO excited to get to meet you all and be your first welcome into the Member Class of 2023 in our amazing chapter, Alpha Epsilon Phi.
With so much love,
Vice President of New Member Education