FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RUSH
Q: What does rushing a fraternity mean?
A: Rush season is a chance to get to know a fraternity and the brothers. BostonAEPi will have several rush events where potential members may come out, have a good time, and mingle with brothers and other future members. This is going to be a time period where you could decide whether this fraternity is the right fit for you.
Q: When does rush begin?
A: Usually the rush period is during the beginning few weeks of the semester. For Spring Rush 2019, the first event will be on January 29th!
Q: Is rush free? Is there a fee to come to events?
A: Yes, rush is entirely 100% free—no fees or costs to you whatsoever. All the food and fun times are entirely on us. The rush process is made to be a stress-free time where you decide whether this fraternity is a fit for you or not. You are free to come and go whenever you would like.
Q: Is rush a binding process?
No, rush is NOT a binding process. The point of rush is to see whether you could imagine yourself as a brother of BostonAEPi. During the rush process, you are free to rush whichever fraternities you would like and it is your decision which is the best fit for you.
A: If I miss a rush event, can I still try to join AEPi?
Absolutely! Everyone is busy with their own schedule, whether it’s academics, sports or clubs/organizations so try and make whichever events fit the times you are available. We encourage you to attend as many events as you possibly can as it displays interest in our fraternity but we understand that you might be busy during some of our events. If you are unable to make it to an event, feel free to reach out to our elected rush chairs to let them know!
Oliver Pour (516)-287-5957
Jacob Rosenstein (847)-387-0448
Frequently Asked Questions About BostonAEPi
Q: Do we haze new members?
A: No. We have a zero tolerance policy for hazing.
Q: What benefits are there to joining a fraternity?
A: There are many benefits of and reasons for joining a fraternity. For more information please visit our Rush page to see why some of the brothers of Boston AEPi decided to join this fraternity.
Q: What does AEPi value?
A: AEPi has five core values driven by our core purpose to provide the opportunity for a Jewish man to be able to join a Jewish organization whose purpose is not specifically religious, but rather social and cultural in nature. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity, though non-discriminatory and open to all who are willing to espouse its purpose and values.
Our five core values are Perseverance, Faith (in one's self, country and/or religion), Mutual Helpfulness, Humility and, most importantly, Honesty. These five values represent the building blocks upon which our brotherhood is built and become exemplified in three distinct ways.
We are committed, both as a brotherhood and individual brothers, to strive academically. We foster and promote academic excellence among our members by organizing biweekly study hours, weekly subject specific study groups, and, if necessary, providing one on one tutoring. It takes perseverance to continually improves yourself academically.
Brothers are encouraged to get involved in on campus organizations. If you're not sure where to start, we have a multitude of brothers who hold leadership and executive board positions throughout many clubs and groups who are more than willing to help you get involved. It takes faith in your brothers to help you get started and mutual helpfulness to help your brothers get started.
We are always looking for new ways to give back to our community, whether it be through raising money for charity or participating in walks or runs such as the Relay for Life. It takes mutual helpfulness and humility to not just be willing, but wanting to make a difference in your community.
You may be wondering why in the three examples given above, honesty was not listed as a driving force for a single one. This was not by accident. Honesty is the glue that brings it all together, that makes our brotherhood strong and actions stronger. Being honest with ourselves and one another is the only way to effectively achieve our goals and to follow our core values.
Q: How long does the new member orientation process last?
A: It lasts approximately six to eight weeks.
Q: Are we an on-campus fraternity?
A: While recognized nationally, we are not affiliated with Boston University (BU) or the Student Activities Office (SAO).