Alpha Epsilon Pi SDSU hosted its first Family/Alumni Shabbat Dinner. We are glad to report that it was a HUGE success. Thank you to all who came out and we are looking forward to next semester! We had about 60 parents+alumni at the event as well as 30 brothers. A total of 90 people showed up. It was our first family and alumni dinner and it was amazing. It will be a tradition we have every semester from now on. Here are some photos:
The InterFraternity Council would like to offer this formal response to the article written in today's Daily Aztec,
Greek Life is founded upon the basic values of service and leadership. We take pride in contributing to the success of organizations outside of our own chapters, and to developing ourselves to better serve others. While we may stray from this path from time to time, the positive work we do-in providing hours for the benefit of the community, fundraising for philanthropic organizations, and in developing leaders - cannot and should not be ignored.
Today's article in the Daily Aztec represents the ignorance of one individual, and an inability to see more than what one "journalist" wants. It is very easy to point to our social events and say "all Greeks do is party", while ignoring the 1,500+ hours of community service, over 50,000+ dollars in charitable contributions, and significant presence in all facets of campus life.
The fact that someone could be so insensitive as to liken our Greek Community to the Regime of Nazi Germany(A Greek Community that has 2 Jewish Chapters and 1 Jewish-founded Chapter) speaks to the negligent character of the individual responsible for this article. To imply that there is conformity and a lack of individuals is to again be woefully unaware of the 1,000s of individuals within Greek Life. It is to ignore members of all chapters from different countries, representing different religions, and practicing different lifestyle choices, and to focus only on what this "writer" wants to see. Facts like "allegedly perpetuate 70-90 percent of rape on campus" is an incredibly offensive and inaccurate statement, one which once again ignores the good-that men in the Greek Community actively serve as peer health educators AGAINST such behavior through the FRATMANERS(Fraternity Men Against Negative Environments and Rape Situations) program(a program this article does not acknowledge and was likely written without knowledge of).
As Greek students, we strive to provide for the overall success of SDSU. As an IFC, we have adopted the motto "Leadership and Community" to emphasize this point.
It is our hope in the Greek Community that such a foolish and ill-informed article is seen for what it is by students: an ignorant individuals attack on something she does not understand. We ask that the Daily Aztec's staff realize this mistake, and take necessary action to rectify the situation, beginning first with the removal of such a poor writer.
Sean Guardian, IFC President, 2013-2014
PROUD Brother of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.
If you would like to read the article, please follow this link: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailyaztec.com%2F2013%2F04%2Fmob-mentality-enables-substandard-values%2F