Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)
Alpha Epsilon Pi or AEPi was founded and opened on Trinity Campus in 2016. It is a relatively new fraternity that was established by student Aaron Kirshenberg who was a sophomore at the time. He was a member of the class of 2018 and wanted to add a chapter to Trinity for a number of reasons.
Backstory and Context
Aaron Kirshenberg was an active student on campus involved in a number of clubs and organizations. In 2016 in his Sophomore year he felt that the school needed to add a chapter on campus and he wanted it to be AEPi. In an interview with a Trinity Tripod reporter he stated that, "I wanted to add the chapter to Trinity because I saw that were was no true Jewish Social Organization on Campus." He wanted to bring male members of the Trinity community together in a less religious aspect.
The fraternity even though it is associated with a Jewish background is not exclusively Jewish. On the Trinity website it states that Alpha Epsilon Pi, "provides opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience." The current president of the fraternity is Julian Laird '20.
Muccio, Amanda . "Greek Life Spotlight: AEPi’s Aaron Kirshenberg ’18." Trinity Tripod (Hartford ) September 27th 2016. .
Greek Life Organizations, trincoll.edu. Accessed December 12th 2019. https://www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/GreekLife/Pages/Organizations-.aspx.