- Nickname: SigmaAEPi
- Colors: Blue & Gold
- Founded: 10/01/1998
Spirit, Strength, Sisterhood
- National Website: http://www.sigmaaepi.com/
ΣΑΕΠ was founded October 1st, 1998 at the University of California, Davis. There was a void left on this campus from the early-1990s, when another national Jewish sorority closed its chapter, leaving the Jewish women on campus without a social organization.
In the fall of 1998, with the help of ΣΑΕΠ, the idea of starting a Jewish woman’s group, not necessarily a formal sorority, was conceived and executed. Several informational meetings were held at the ΣΑΕΠ house and at the Hillel House. The response was extremely positive, and thus, ΣΑΕΠ was born with the help of our 6 Eternal Mothers: Erin Barker, Leah Dansker, Erin Glick, Dana Miller, Rachel Rothfarb, and Alycia Seaman.
The “Sigma” in our name is meant to represent “sisters of”, making us the sisters of ΣΑΕΠ to honor their contributions in creating this sorority. The letter Sigma (Σ) is also the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, and in Jewish tradition, the number 18 means chai (life), adding even more meaning to our name.