ALPHA EPSILON PHI
ABOVE ALL ELSE.
"many hearts, one purpose"
Charity: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret
philanthropy: Phi Hoops, Pink Day and AEPhi After Dark
Colors: Green & White
Flower: Lily of the Valley
founded at uf: 1948
involvement: The sisters of Alpha Epsilon Phi are proud to be a part of a variety of organizations on campus. These organizations include Dance Marathon, Student Government, March for Our Lives, UF Homecoming and Gator Growl, The Agency, UMatter We Care, and so much more!
#westicktogether because the sisters of Alpha Epsilon Phi are devoted to our strong sisterhood and making our home a safe environment for everyone. Our little house on the corner is the home for our 200+ sisters that fill it with laughter, memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Our motto “Multa Corda, Una Causa”, which means ‘Many hearts, One’ purpose’, truly embodies the feeling that we experience walking through the doors of our house.
When I ran home to Alpha Epsilon Phi on Bid Day, it was truly a feeling of pure joy that is hard to describe. I could have never imagined the impact that this chapter would have on my life. That day felt like I was coming home. I felt loved and accepted for being just me. The women in this chapter are so incredible – they are kind, compassionate, and driven. Our motto is “Multa Corda, Una Casa: Many Hearts, One Purpose.” We are all connected through friendships that will last a lifetime and will certainly leave a positive mark on our lives and the world around us.
When I think about my time in AEPhi, I think of all the memories that I’ve carried with me throughout the years. I have reached so many milestones alongside my best friends: our initiation filled with many happy tears and the day I was welcomed into my Pham with open arms. I also appreciate the little moments - movie nights in the house with no shortage of popcorn, the music-filled bus rides back from Universal and Disney, study days with plenty of hot chocolate, and laughing for hours together. It is the combination of both those big and the little moments that have made this experience so special. I have found my family here, and I know that they will always be there by my side to cheer me on and to pick me up when I am down.
Serving as the President of this incredible organization is the greatest honor of my life. If someone had told me as a freshman that I would be leading my chapter one day, I would not have believed them. The sisterhood of AEPhi has given me the strength and confidence to be an effective leader. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to give back to my chapter, which has given me so much. Additionally, I want to thank my sisters for placing this sacred trust in me; you are all radiant, and you inspire me every day.
Potential new members, the friendships you will make in your chapter and the Panhellenic community are so special. Your sisters will be there for you during and after your time at the University of Florida. Always remember to cherish every moment and hold on tight to the moments that bring you happiness. I found my forever home at Alpha Epsilon Phi, and it is my hope that you find your home as well.
-Jessica Smith, Alpha Epsilon Phi President