Delta Phi Epsilon Recognized with HEROES Award

Through a deep commitment to our policies and values, Delta Phi Epsilon prides itself in shifting to meet the evolving needs of our community, to accurately represent our members and all who wish to become members.

We’re proud to share with you DPhiE’s leadership in establishing the first and only membership policy welcoming both transgender women and non-binary individuals within the National Panhellenic Conference is being recognized by the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund with its HEROES award

Starting in 2003, the HEROES award was created to highlight youth, adults, nonprofits, straight allies and businesses that have bold ideas and are regarded as courageous in advancing the equality of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to inclusion and living out our motto - “Esse Quam Videri” – to be, rather than to seem to be. Authenticity and a commitment to progressing social consciousness remain centered in our sisterhood experience. Since our founding, we have adapted in response to the ever-changing world around us. We lead with flexibility and understanding on our college campuses as well as internationally through our role within the Panhellenic community.

The sorority will join other recipients local to the Delaware Valley area to be recognized for the award in an intimate ceremony later this spring. 

DPhiE has worked tirelessly to build and promote diversity, equity and inclusion among our international community, within our chapters and more broadly, the Panhellenic community as a whole. Much like our Founders, we have been tested throughout these efforts. Nevertheless, we stand by our belief in the power of sororities to provide safe, inclusive spaces where all feel welcome to be their true, authentic selves.

The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships

Philadelphia, PA – The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing the academic year 2022-23 scholarship recipients. These members demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, chapter leadership and community service.

The Educational Foundation awarded 12 general undergraduate scholarships as follows:

Gianna Bruno, Beta Psi chapter at Brandeis University
Margaret Anne Bornerman, Omega chapter at University of Miami
Madison Caren, Psi chapter at University of Georgia
Emily Carey, Epsilon Zeta chapter at LaSalle University
Julia Etkin, Zeta Kappa chapter at Union College
Mary Pat MacCrae, Zeta Epsilon chapter at Carleton University
Meaghan Mahar, Gamma chapter at Syracuse University
Moira Neary, Omega chapter at University of Miami
Priya Parekh, Delta Pi chapter at Penn State University
Abbigail Renner, Zeta Alpha chapter at Tennessee Technological University
Hannah Ryan, Epsilon Zeta chapter at LaSalle University
Jasmine Taylor, Gamma chapter at Syracuse University

The Educational Foundation awarded 4 general graduate scholarships as follows:

Samantha Cartagena, Zeta Gamma chapter at Kutztown University
Hannah Jacobson, Beta Psi chapter at Brandeis University
Margaret Knauss, Psi chapter at University of Georgia
Lindsay Woodard, Alpha chapter at New York University
The foundation also awarded the following endowed scholarships:

The Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship was awarded to Rebekah Thompson, undergraduate member of the Psi chapter at University of Georgia. 

The Dr. Toby Tamarkin Scholarship was awarded to Stephanie Bullock, undergraduate member of the Psi chapter at University of Georgia. 

The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship fund awarded two $5,000 scholarships this round as follows: Breana Farney, undergraduate member of the Delta Sigma chapter at Rider University and Eve Francisco, undergraduate member of the Delta Pi chapter at Penn State University. 

Scholarship committee chair, JoEllen Gregie, stated, “The past year has been so challenging for so many.  The essays we read truly underscored the great need our members have for support. Identifying the top candidates was no easy task. Our readers were diligent in their review.  These winners should be congratulated for their hard work in obtaining a scholarship for 2022-23”

The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation offers its congratulations to the 2022-23 scholarship recipients on this accomplishment. To learn more about the educational foundation, please visit


About Delta Phi Epsilon

Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is an organization dedicated to creating a global network of future women leaders. DPhiE was founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University Law School as a social organization for women. The mission is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. Learn more about Delta Phi Epsilon at

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is an annual campaign that educates the public about the realities of eating disorders and aims to provide hope, support and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Organizations and initiatives like NEDA are just some of the many organizations that look to support, educate and help those that have been affected by an eating disorder. 

Although the term eating is in the name eating disorders end up being about more than food. They’re complex mental health conditions that often require the intervention of medical and psychological doctors to help to alter their course. Eating disorders are a range of psychological conditions that cause unhealthy eating habits to develop in an individual. They might start out with an obsession with food, body weight or body shape. 

Eating disorders can affect individuals of any gender at any stage in their life but they’re most often reported in adolescents and young women. Up to 13% of youth may experience at least one eating disorder by the age of 20 ( Eating disorders may be caused by a variety of factors. Some of these factors include, genetics, personality traits, biology, cultural and media ideals. 

There are many resources that can help with eating disorders and they range from a family practice doctor, psychologist, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).