ΣΑΕΠ Facts

Founded:  October 8, 1998 at University of California-Davis (UC Davis)

Founding Mothers: Alycia Seaman, Erin Glick, Leah Dansker, Rachel Rothfarb, Erin Barker, and Dana Miller

Nicknames: Sigma, SAEPi, SigmaAEPi

Motto: Spirit, Strength, Sisterhood

These three words, the core of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, are the foundation of what the organization is and what sisters strive toward.

Values: Unity, Trust, Strength, Sincere Sisterhood, and Exemplifying Jewish Values

These values define the sorority as a community. Members, individually and collectively, aim to live these values both in and out of the context of the organization. Each value is equally important and should never be sacrificed for another.

 

Mascot: The Lioness  Lioness 2

The lioness represents strength, power,and force within the sisterhood. A sister, just like the lioness, should be strong-minded and caring to those around her.

Flower: The Blue Iris Iris

Blue irises are flowers that are delicate, unique, and command attention. The colors of the blue iris also are remarkably similar to the colors of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi.

 

Colors: Blue and Gold

Blue is a prominent color in Judaism. Gold represents the richness which Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi brings to its members. They are also the colors of the University of California where Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded.

Jewel: Sapphire

The sapphire’s blue color is linked to emotions such as sympathy, harmony, friendship and loyalty.

 

sigma alpha epsilon pi crest

Crest:

The Crest of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi incorporates many of the sorority's symbols, such as the lioness, blue iris, and our Greek letters.