The Gift of Sisterhood

Alumnae initiation is an invititation we share with the women in our lives who have not had an opportunity to join DPhiE through traditional collegiate recruitment, but are committed to living our values and ideals. By sharing this gift of sisterhood with women who exemplify our motto, mission and founding principles, we are all able to grow our influence throughout society. 

Alumnae initiates have all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of alumnae members. Alumnae Initiates lead their local alumnae associations, advise chapters, serve on committees and even lead our organization as board members.


Who is Delta Phi Epsilon Alumna Initiate?

• A person interested in working with and/or mentoring young women.

• Women looking for a commitment to our sisterhood. She can be a mother, grandmother, sister, friend, relative, teacher, professor, advisor or other valued member of the community. 

• She has attended one year of college or more during her lifetime.

• Is not an initiated member of any other National Panhellenic Conference organization (NPC).


The Many Benefits of Becoming an Alumna Initiate

• You will enjoy a network of supportive sisters and friends who can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

• Meet new friends and colleagues through a local alumnae chapter.

• Opportunity to share your talents and skills and volunteering for programs and causes that are valuable to you.  

• Be a part of Delta Phi Epsilon’s mission to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth.


Alumnae Initiation Nomination Form
  • Lynn

    "BE was the word that stood out. Be inspired, Be connected, Be Resourceful, Be Informed, Be Aware, Be Giving and Be Authentic. We had a shared passion and purpose. After I was initiated as an alumna, I received welcoming hugs and congratulations from my new sisters. They taught me a great lesson. Whether you're Gen Y, X, or a boomer like me, common values can transcend age differences."

    Lynn Bardowski, Delta Epsilon Chapter at Drexel University

  • Amanda

    "Sharing our sorority Ritual at Convention and initiating my mom as a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon is a memory of a lifetime and one that I will never forget. Having Cheryl Lamm, our International Ritualist and a DPhiE near and dear to my heart, lead the ceremony was truly a memorable moment. The greatest thing about our sisterhood is the shared values and traditions that create a sacred, unbreakable bond between sisters across many generations."

    Amanda Sobel, Gamma Beta Chapter at Florida Atlantic University

  • Pat

    "Little did I know when I walked through the doors of Delta Phi Epsilon International Headquarters on my first day of work that this wouldn't just be a workplace, but it would become a home. As I listened in amazement at the passion, dedication and love of these women, I knew I needed to become a member. Two years after my alumna initiation at the 2014 Convention, I am only just beginning to understand that sisterhood is not a destination but a journey with the most fascinating and wonderful women I know."

    Pat Cutsavage, Phi Tau Chapter at Rutgers University – Camden