The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 72.0°F | Overcast

Only AEPi deserves condemnation

I am concerned that members of the MIT community may misinterpret the actions taken by the former members of the Mu Tau chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi toward the AEPi national organization as anti-Semitic. After meeting with Neal H. Dorow, advisor to fraternities and living groups, and Rabbi Daniel Shevitz, director of the MIT Hillel Foundation, I feel that it is necessary to clarify the present situation.

The former brothers of the Mu Tau chapter recognize the right of any organization to choose the people who are to embody its ideals. There is nothing wrong with a group of Jewish men, or people of any religion or ethnic group, desiring a social environment which consists of other people with a similar background. However, it is discriminatory when a group denies, or in our case, revokes, membership to people who may not share this same religious or ethnic background. We feel that AEPi acted in such a manner with regards to the reorganization of our chapter.

We believe that Jewish people do have a right to form a fraternity at MIT, but Alpha Epsilon Pi, as a result of its past actions, should not be that fraternity.

Lawrence P. Lubowsky '92->

President, Delta Pi Fraternity->