AEPi International hosts leadership and advocacy conference

(January 18, 2024 / Indianapolis, IN / Alpha Epsilon Pi International)

More than 100 handpicked AEPi leaders recently attended the AEPi Leven Leadership Institute to learn about leadership and advocacy.

More than 100 handpicked student leaders from across North America were invited earlier this month to attend Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)’s Leven Leadership Institute to learn about leadership and advocacy in their fraternity chapters, on their college campuses and in their communities.

“The Leven Leadership Institute brought together many of AEPi’s current campus leaders to work directly with AEPi educators, prominent business leaders and Jewish communal professionals for the objective of building the leadership skills that enable them to affect the success of their AEPi chapter and to build up their campus Jewish community,” said Rob Derdiger, AEPi CEO. “This year, with the backdrop of October 7 and the rampant antisemitism on college campuses, these lessons are more important and more critical to the survival of the Jewish people than ever before.”

Seminars at the Leven Leadership Institute included those presented by AEPi alumni Mike Leven (former president and COO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation), Bob Diener (co-founder of and and others on subjects ranging from “Empowering Jewish Leadership” to “Leading with Jewish Values” “Trends in Greek Life” as well as “Lessons in Teamwork and Advocacy.”

“This past weekend was amazing for me. I have so many new ideas to make our chapter the best and safest it’s ever been,” said Lane Clark, president of AEPi’s chapter at the University of Tampa. “But the key parts I took away were the parts that I learned about Judaism. I came from a town with few religious practices so getting to learn more about Judaism was very eye-opening to me.”