Health & Wellness FAQ

How often do I have to sign my Health & Wellness Agreements?

Delta Phi Epsilon requires collegiate members to sign Health & Wellness documents – including the Health & Wellness Philosophy, Human Dignity Policy, Risk Management Policy, and Health & Wellness COVID-19 Commitments – each term.

I have completed my Health & Wellness Agreements but am still receiving reminder emails. What should I do?

Here are a few reasons why you may still be receiving emails to complete your agreements. Be sure that you used your custom membership link. If a member attempts to use another individual member’s link other than their own, their electronic signature submissions will be invalid and cannot be verified. Another reason is that you may not have verified your signatures. To do so, a member must click the “Verify Signed Response” link once an agreement is completed. Be sure that you all sign for all required documents. Partial submission will be considered as incomplete.

Can I report bullying / harassment / hazing / bias?

Yes, if you experienced or witnessed any of these things by one of our chapters, you can use this report form and IHQ will look into the incident.

What is the trans* non-binary policy?

DPhiE’s trans nonbinary inclusion policy is our statement that sorority membership includes trans women, gender non-conforming people, and non-binary individuals who want to feel a sense of belonging in their membership.

What are the health and wellness policies / what forms did I sign as a member?

What constitutes hazing for DPhiE?

Delta Phi Epsilon’s Risk management policy defines hazing as “ Any action taken, or situation created, intentionally or recklessly, whether on or off sorority premises, to produce mental anguish, physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, ridicule of any individual and/or the abuse of power over another individual”, in addition to any state or local legal definitions of hazing.

What is bullying?

Delta Phi Epsilon’s risk management policy defines bullying as: “Any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts— i.e. cyberbullying, through internet, cell phone, computer, or wireless handheld device, currently in use or later developed and used by students) that is reasonably perceived as dehumanizing, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, or otherwise likely to evoke fear of physical harm or emotional distress.”

Can I have alcohol in chapter houses/suites/lodges?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be stored or consumed in or on the premises of sorority associated facilities.

What type of alcohol can I bring to my chapter’s BYOB event?

Chapter members of legal drinking age may bring up to a six pack of sealed alcoholic beverages with less than 6% Alcohol By Volume (ABV %).

Can we co-host a party with another organization if they purchase the alcohol?

No, Chapters may not co-host or co-sponsor events with another chapter, student group, or entity that purchases or provides alcohol. You may reserve a venue and hire a third party vendor to run a cash bar.

How many guests can I bring to a chapter event?

Per Delta Phi Epsilon’s Risk Management policy, the ratio of invitees to members at social events must not exceed 3:1. A good rule of thumb is to bring three or fewer guests to any function.

Will someone be checking IDs at the chapter’s event with alcohol?

At events where alcohol is served, members and their guest will be required to provide proof of legal drinking age when they enter the venue, and will be identified with a wristband or hand stamp.

How do I get a certificate of insurance?

Contact MJ Insurance by filling out the request form here:

Will there be event monitors / security at DPhiE events?

Social events are required to have 1 student event monitor per 25 guests at a social event. If a chapter event takes place at a third party venue, the chapter must hire security if the venue does not provide security services.

Are there parties at DPhiE chapter houses?

Chapter may hold and host events in their chapter spaces, such as community service work or social events. However, none of these events may involve the possession or consumption of alcohol, as alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be stored or consumed on the premises of Delta Phi Epsilon facilities.

What is BYOB?

BYOB is a policy to allow chapter members of legal drinking age to responsibly bring alcoholic beverages for their own consumption to chapter social events. Our policy limits the alcohol content and number of beverages that a member is allowed to bring to encourage our members to drink responsibly.

What do I do if I think my daughter is being hazed?

Delta Phi Epsilon takes hazing seriously. If you suspect that your child is being hazed, please use this report form and IHQ will investigate the incident.

Which vice president does the health and wellness advisor oversee?

This position will report directly to the Lead Advisor and serve as a resource to Leadership Team members in all aspects related to the health, safety, and wellbeing of the collegiate membership experience. The Health and Wellness Advisor will oversee the overall health of the chapter in relation to the physical, mental,and emotional wellbeing. This includes, but is not limited to: substance abuse, mental illness, life-long healthy practices, women’s health, sexual health, and sexual assault prevention.

What is my responsibility as an advisor at a chapter event with alcohol?

At a chapter event with alcohol all advisors should ensure the chapter complies with the International Alcohol, Hazing, and Risk Management Policies & Procedures in its entirety. Specifically chapters should follow all rules in Section III: Alcohol and Event, Section VIII: Social Event Procedures, and the section that discusses BYOB events. View our Risk Management policy.

I am a chapter advisor and what do I do if someone is threatening legal action against the chapter?

If any individual or entity threatens legal action against a chapter the advisor should contact IHQ immediately. According to the International Liability Insurance Policy the executive director negotiates and recommends insurance to the International Governing Board for approval, sufficient to protect the Officers and Directors of the sorority and all of its agents, employees, staff, and volunteers acting in their official capacity on behalf of the Sorority.