30 Mar 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.