Alpha Epsilon Pi names antisemitism coordinator | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Alpha Epsilon Pi names antisemitism coordinator 

Alpha Epsilon Pi, which bills itself as the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity, has hired Eitan Troyansky to serve as coordinator of its Antisemitism Response Center. 

Alpha Epsilon Pi, also known as AEPi, founded the Center to help undergraduate members respond to antisemitism and to promote positive programs on campuses. 

Announced last summer, the AEPi Center is the result of a partnership between the Anti-Defamation League and AEPi. The partnership is meant to empower student leaders with knowledge, skills and resources to recognize and combat antisemitism, as well as provide a centralized system for reporting and tracking antisemitic incidents on campuses, and develop initiatives aimed at promoting public awareness, according to a press release. 

Troyansky is a 2018 graduate of the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign where he was heavily involved in Jewish life and Israel education, taking on multiple student leadership roles with Hillel and StandWithUs and participating in two successful campaigns to defeat BDS referendums on campus, according to a news release. After working at AIPAC and the Jewish United Fund, Troyansky worked in consulting until joining the Center team. 

In his new role, Troyansky is responsible for working with undergraduate AEPi members on the fraternity’s 150+ campuses in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Israel, to help them report incidents of antisemitism, to advocate for Jewish students and alumni and to oppose anti-Jewish and anti-Israel actions on campuses. 

The Center is managed by Ethan White, AEPi’s Howard M. Lorber director of Jewish and leadership programming. White, a 2018 graduate of the University of Delaware, has worked for AEPi since graduation and has led the fraternity’s Jewish and leadership programming department for the last year. 

“Ensuring that Jewish students are safe on college campuses today and that pro-Jewish and pro-Israel points of view can be expressed is more critical than ever,” said Rob Derdiger, AEPi’s CEO, in the news release.  

Since October 7, the AEPi Center has worked on 150 campuses to track and combat antisemitism and/or anti-Israel incidents. More than 7,000 petition signatures have been sent to university administrators and elected officials to demonstrate opposition to anti-Jewish campus climates, including BDS resolutions. 

“Both Eitan and Ethan have been instrumental in helping to combat the current campus climate of antisemitism and we are looking forward to continuing to work with our students, campus administrators and Jewish community leadership to improve the environment for Jewish students on campuses,” Derdiger said.