AEPiety at Eclectic

The newest fraternity on campus, AEPi, presents AEPiety, a party that will go down on Friday February 5th at Eclectic with DJs Bastille and Procrastination. Tickets will be $1.00 ahead of time and $2.00 at the door. A quarter of the Proceeds will go to aiding the crisis in Haiti

Date: Feb. 5
Time: 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $1

Note: Alcohol will not be served at the event.

53 thoughts on “AEPiety at Eclectic

  1. Bryce

    We actually decided this a few days ago, but were unable to change the information, as we had already submitted the even to Wesleying on Sunday. Originally, we could not afford to donate more than 1/4 of the proceeds because we had to account to many various costs. It was only in the past few days that those costs were no longer an issue (due to the help of others) and we are now able to donate significantly more money. I am sorry that you feel so negatively about our existence; if you have any more problems with us and what we’re trying to accomplish here, feel free to talk to me in person. Bryce Hollingsworth, Butterfield A, room 340. I’m sure you can find me

  2. Bryce

    We actually decided this a few days ago, but were unable to change the information, as we had already submitted the even to Wesleying on Sunday. Originally, we could not afford to donate more than 1/4 of the proceeds because we had to account to many various costs. It was only in the past few days that those costs were no longer an issue (due to the help of others) and we are now able to donate significantly more money. I am sorry that you feel so negatively about our existence; if you have any more problems with us and what we’re trying to accomplish here, feel free to talk to me in person. Bryce Hollingsworth, Butterfield A, room 340. I’m sure you can find me

  3. anon

    sam, why the fuck wasn’t this the decision in the first place? now you all just look bad for being a bunch of jackasses in the first place and then giving into outside pressure. it looks like you’re just trying to look good at this point and that the aid for haiti is secondary. fuck you.

  4. anon

    sam, why the fuck wasn’t this the decision in the first place? now you all just look bad for being a bunch of jackasses in the first place and then giving into outside pressure. it looks like you’re just trying to look good at this point and that the aid for haiti is secondary. fuck you.

  5. JC

    Ok. I can get when I’m misinformed and misinterpreting things. Sorry to have given the wrong information and the negative attitude- if the campus has already responded positively and you were going about this in a logical way, then good luck to you.

  6. JC

    Ok. I can get when I’m misinformed and misinterpreting things. Sorry to have given the wrong information and the negative attitude- if the campus has already responded positively and you were going about this in a logical way, then good luck to you.

  7. Sam

    As a member and the chief financial officer of AEPi, we changed their idea from being only a quarter to being all profits we are able to donate going to Haiti. We can’t donate all of the money to Haiti by virtue of the fact that it costs money to run and we simply don’t have the stable status that Psi U has because we are so new. As Max said, we don’t want to rock any boats and the party has been in the making since last semester. The rest of the money is going to the operations; I give you my word that we will not be simply pocketing the money. We have been extremely forward with where the money is going and all of that information is on the facebook event page.
    Thanks,
    Sam

  8. Sam

    As a member and the chief financial officer of AEPi, we changed their idea from being only a quarter to being all profits we are able to donate going to Haiti. We can’t donate all of the money to Haiti by virtue of the fact that it costs money to run and we simply don’t have the stable status that Psi U has because we are so new. As Max said, we don’t want to rock any boats and the party has been in the making since last semester. The rest of the money is going to the operations; I give you my word that we will not be simply pocketing the money. We have been extremely forward with where the money is going and all of that information is on the facebook event page.
    Thanks,
    Sam

  9. anon

    I’d like to echo #13 and challenge a lot of what #11 said. I was also involved in running Shabbat that night and as I understood it, the AEPi organizers (adults from the national AEPi organization, not affiliated with Wes) were definitely surprise visitors, but they were very respectful and courteous.
    Also, I’m pretty sure the people they contacted to start up the frat here ARE Wesleyan students. There was an article about all this in the Argus!
    I don’t know why 11 is trying to spread misinformation but the things ze said are very plainly not true.

  10. anon

    I’d like to echo #13 and challenge a lot of what #11 said. I was also involved in running Shabbat that night and as I understood it, the AEPi organizers (adults from the national AEPi organization, not affiliated with Wes) were definitely surprise visitors, but they were very respectful and courteous.
    Also, I’m pretty sure the people they contacted to start up the frat here ARE Wesleyan students. There was an article about all this in the Argus!
    I don’t know why 11 is trying to spread misinformation but the things ze said are very plainly not true.

  11. Max

    Everyone, listen up:
    a) pure and simple, what we want is to host a dance party on Friday, sans drama. This has been in the works since well before the disaster in Haiti.
    b) We ALL go to Wesleyan.
    c) There WAS an info session in September held by the national organization.
    d) There is nothing malicious here; our intentions are only to provide another outlet for the Jewish community. We aren’t competing with anyone or stepping on any toes. We’ve gone through WSA, the Deans, the Rabbi, Roth himself, and just about everyone else, and are working hard to EARN our presence on campus. This party is about contributing something to the community, much as our previous events – an Ice Cream social, pizza and football in the Nics lounge two Sundays ago, etc. – have been.
    We don’t want or need animosity and frankly there’s no reason for it. We’re throwing a party and you’re all invited.
    Respect, not drama.
    -M

  12. Max

    Everyone, listen up:
    a) pure and simple, what we want is to host a dance party on Friday, sans drama. This has been in the works since well before the disaster in Haiti.
    b) We ALL go to Wesleyan.
    c) There WAS an info session in September held by the national organization.
    d) There is nothing malicious here; our intentions are only to provide another outlet for the Jewish community. We aren’t competing with anyone or stepping on any toes. We’ve gone through WSA, the Deans, the Rabbi, Roth himself, and just about everyone else, and are working hard to EARN our presence on campus. This party is about contributing something to the community, much as our previous events – an Ice Cream social, pizza and football in the Nics lounge two Sundays ago, etc. – have been.
    We don’t want or need animosity and frankly there’s no reason for it. We’re throwing a party and you’re all invited.
    Respect, not drama.
    -M

  13. anon

    You want them to fail? Drama? WTF is wrong with u man? They have the rabbi’s support. The bayit’s fucking house manager is in AEPi. He told me at shabbat. You dont even fucking know what ur talking about

  14. anon

    You want them to fail? Drama? WTF is wrong with u man? They have the rabbi’s support. The bayit’s fucking house manager is in AEPi. He told me at shabbat. You dont even fucking know what ur talking about

  15. wesleyan

    “A quarter is better than none I guess, which is what most Wesleyan frat parties donate to charity.”

    that is just not true at all idiot.

  16. wesleyan

    “A quarter is better than none I guess, which is what most Wesleyan frat parties donate to charity.”

    that is just not true at all idiot.

  17. anon

    This is all such bullshit. No one gave a shit about Haiti until it got fucked, and in a month or so, people will go back to not caring about Haiti.

  18. anon

    This is all such bullshit. No one gave a shit about Haiti until it got fucked, and in a month or so, people will go back to not caring about Haiti.

  19. anon

    JC: they have succeeded in creating a chapter at Wesleyan; the people involved actually go here, not a nearby school.

    #13: your point about causing drama is not entirely true. It didn’t shake the Jewish community or anything like that, but they did cause trouble for the Shabbat organizers.

  20. anon

    JC: they have succeeded in creating a chapter at Wesleyan; the people involved actually go here, not a nearby school.

    #13: your point about causing drama is not entirely true. It didn’t shake the Jewish community or anything like that, but they did cause trouble for the Shabbat organizers.

  21. Involved in Jewish Life

    The stuff about them causing drama at the Bayit in running Shabbat dinner isn’t true. The guys were helpful and respectful, and any confusion was resolved.
    Yes, Jewish life on campus is going to be different with the addition of a Jewish frat, but if it is filling a niche for people that may otherwise be uninvolved in Jewish or Greek life on campus, it seems like a net positive.

  22. Involved in Jewish Life

    The stuff about them causing drama at the Bayit in running Shabbat dinner isn’t true. The guys were helpful and respectful, and any confusion was resolved.
    Yes, Jewish life on campus is going to be different with the addition of a Jewish frat, but if it is filling a niche for people that may otherwise be uninvolved in Jewish or Greek life on campus, it seems like a net positive.

  23. JC

    Here’s the chapter website:

    http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2116949

    Half the 237 chapters are active, half aren’t. No idea if that’s a normal ratio for frats, just found it interesting. Maybe they just want to expand to give the Jewish men here something to bond over, though. I wish they’d just try to be clear on why they’re here instead of simply suddenly appearing on campus unannounced in an attempt to become a more household name. People do go to information sessions, you know.

  24. JC

    Here’s the chapter website:

    http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2116949

    Half the 237 chapters are active, half aren’t. No idea if that’s a normal ratio for frats, just found it interesting. Maybe they just want to expand to give the Jewish men here something to bond over, though. I wish they’d just try to be clear on why they’re here instead of simply suddenly appearing on campus unannounced in an attempt to become a more household name. People do go to information sessions, you know.

  25. JC

    They’re a Jewish frat that’s trying reallllly hard to get a chapter on campus. The guys involved are at a nearby-ish college…forget which one. They [accidentally, I believe] caused drama at the Bayit near the end of last semester, trying to lead shabbat without clearing it with the people who run shabbat who’d already chosen someone to lead it. Everything they’ve done so far has fallen apart because 1) people aren’t interested, and 2) they offended several people from the shabbat rudeness and I think a few other, smaller things.

    This party may be good, who knows, but I don’t think Wes can give another house to a frat unless their organization buys it for them. Personally, I don’t want them to succeed, for the mere reason that I don’t want the drama and politics that would follow when there’s two cultural centers [in this case, AEP and the Bayit] who want to have a main role in scheduling and running cultural events and other things. I don’t know why they’re trying to expand to Wes- maybe they just feel the need, maybe they want to have a nearby chapter, maybe they’re expanding to help the main organization, in which case there may not be enough money to fund a house- who knows.

  26. JC

    They’re a Jewish frat that’s trying reallllly hard to get a chapter on campus. The guys involved are at a nearby-ish college…forget which one. They [accidentally, I believe] caused drama at the Bayit near the end of last semester, trying to lead shabbat without clearing it with the people who run shabbat who’d already chosen someone to lead it. Everything they’ve done so far has fallen apart because 1) people aren’t interested, and 2) they offended several people from the shabbat rudeness and I think a few other, smaller things.

    This party may be good, who knows, but I don’t think Wes can give another house to a frat unless their organization buys it for them. Personally, I don’t want them to succeed, for the mere reason that I don’t want the drama and politics that would follow when there’s two cultural centers [in this case, AEP and the Bayit] who want to have a main role in scheduling and running cultural events and other things. I don’t know why they’re trying to expand to Wes- maybe they just feel the need, maybe they want to have a nearby chapter, maybe they’re expanding to help the main organization, in which case there may not be enough money to fund a house- who knows.

  27. anon

    this is stupid. its senior cocks all over again. people need to stop being so fucking PC and acting like anything that doesnt support haiti is the antichrist. guaranteed if they werent donating anything to haiti, this wouldnt be an issue. the choice is quite simple. if you want to go to a dance party, go to eclectic. if you want to go to a concert, go to psi u. if you want to go to both, buy tickets for both, then youre donating even more to haiti, what a novel idea! if the fact that only some of the money from aepiety is going to haiti bothers you (despite, as 5 mentions, frat parties rarely donate money to charity), only a quarter of the one dollar ticket is going to chairty (which means your paying 75 cents for a dance party, a good deal in my book), then buy the ticket and donate the rest of the money to charity. this is stupid.

  28. anon

    this is stupid. its senior cocks all over again. people need to stop being so fucking PC and acting like anything that doesnt support haiti is the antichrist. guaranteed if they werent donating anything to haiti, this wouldnt be an issue. the choice is quite simple. if you want to go to a dance party, go to eclectic. if you want to go to a concert, go to psi u. if you want to go to both, buy tickets for both, then youre donating even more to haiti, what a novel idea! if the fact that only some of the money from aepiety is going to haiti bothers you (despite, as 5 mentions, frat parties rarely donate money to charity), only a quarter of the one dollar ticket is going to chairty (which means your paying 75 cents for a dance party, a good deal in my book), then buy the ticket and donate the rest of the money to charity. this is stupid.

  29. Ano.

    I like that they make an effort, but doesn’t matter-I need a good dance party this weekend and that will definitely be it

  30. Ano.

    I like that they make an effort, but doesn’t matter-I need a good dance party this weekend and that will definitely be it

  31. No one

    Tickets are $1-2, and a quarter of the proceeds go to Haiti? Excellent, so we’re donating like $40.

  32. No one

    Tickets are $1-2, and a quarter of the proceeds go to Haiti? Excellent, so we’re donating like $40.

  33. anon

    seriously. if anyone involved is too stingy to perform/set up/run the event for free, then fuck that. i’ll be going to psi u…

  34. anon

    seriously. if anyone involved is too stingy to perform/set up/run the event for free, then fuck that. i’ll be going to psi u…

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