Inspired by the mission of our founders, Delta Phi Epsilon creates a membership experience that fosters a sense of belonging and community for all, while being rich with opportunities for growth. Our members stand united in their unique talents and abilities, a reflection of our motto, “Esse Quam Videri” – to be, rather than to seem to be. Regardless of your ethnicity, race, religion, background or experiences, you can find a home within the DPhiE sisterhood.
Throughout your undergraduate experience, DPhiE will inspire and motivate you to become the best version of yourself. You can expect personal and professional development through our PEARL Program centered around the ‘5 S’s’: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, Social, Self; in-person and virtual social offerings, leadership programming, and networking events on the local and international level – all while creating lifelong friendships and mentorships.
In each of Delta Phi Epsilon’s chapters, members serve their communities, challenge the status quo and support each other in upholding DPhiE’s core values of justice, sisterhood and love.
For over 100 years, Delta Phi Epsilon has provided and advocated for spaces in which all can belong. At DPhiE, we pride ourselves on our membership experience, accomplishments of our members, and the true sisterhood that we share. Membership in DPhiE includes a variety of benefits throughout your collegiate experience and beyond. As a DPhiE, you’re a lifelong member of a meaningful network – rich in history and filled with opportunities for development and connection.
BeDPhiE, our inclusive and welcoming online New Member Education program, guides all new members through DPhiE’s 5 S’s: sisterhood, scholarship, service, social, and self-development. Each week of the new member experience offers activities, workshops, and team-building exercises highlighting one of the five S’s. Enjoy an ice cream or a movie night with your new sisters as a part of your ‘Social’ week, or learn how to update your resume during the ‘Scholarship’ week — just a couple of the fun and exciting activities one can experience through BeDPhiE.
Whether hosting a gala to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a week-long awareness event for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, or fundraising for DPhiE’s annual Dimes for DPhiE Educational Foundation campaign, DPhiE chapters everywhere hold a variety of in-person and virtual community service and fundraising opportunities.
Adjust to the sorority experience with your very own “Big Sister,” learn good study habits from a fellow sister in your new member class, participate in a leadership-building workshop with the President of your chapter, or meet and network with an alum on your chapter’s advisory board – all are possible personal and professional mentorships you can gain throughout your experience in DPhiE.
DPhiE chapters provide a variety of leadership positions and roles that help support all aspects of the chapter experience. Delta Phi Epsilon’s Team Excellence model offers positions from the chapter Leadership Team and beyond. Members can serve in a leadership or coordinator position, committees and more. These roles help oversee everything from financial operations, recruitment, membership development and programming to fundraising, community service and health and wellness.
Hosted by Delta Phi Epsilon International Headquarters, all chapters and alumnae gather for Delta Phi Epsilon’s International Leadership Forum (ILF), a biennial leadership conference offering distinguished speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. You can learn more about DPhiE events and programming by following @dphieihq on Instagram and Twitter and liking Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority on Facebook.
Delta Phi Epsilon chapters abide by the recruitment policies set forth by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). You can learn more about recruitment on your specific campus by reaching out to your college or university’s Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) or Student Involvement office.
Delta Phi Epsilon chapters are founded through the extension process. Extension is the process of bringing a fraternity/sorority chapter to a college or university campus. For inquiries about bringing a Delta Phi Epsilon chapter to your campus, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with our founding principles, Delta Phi Epsilon does not require potential members to submit letters of recommendation.
“We met with a completely honest approach – there were no false values or suspicions, no need to produce letters of recommendation or financial statements. We still meet often and that quality of friends is still present.” – Eve Effron Robin, Founder
If your university’s recruitment process typically requires potential members to submit letters of recommendation, you can utilize Delta Phi Epsilon’s PNM Introduction form here. This form will not influence or hinder the chance for an invitation for membership.
A legacy in Delta Phi Epsilon is defined as the biological or adopted daughter (step), granddaughter/great-granddaughter (step), sister (half/step), or niece of an initiated member of Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority. Legacies can be submitted through our Legacy Submission Form here.
While traditional sorority operations may look different than usual, DPhiE chapters are committed to providing members with opportunities for leadership, personal and professional development, social programming and service, even during COVID-19.
Dependent on state, territory and individual college and university COVID-19 guidelines, members can enjoy small in-person or virtual gatherings. Chapters have implemented a variety of creative ideas including, but not limited to, the following:
Higher education institutions are taking the appropriate measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage our chapters to follow all policies, guidelines and procedures implemented by their college or university in accordance with all local and state or territory mandates.
These guidelines extend to all of Delta Phi Epsilon’s housed properties, as well as all Alumnae Associations.
For more information, please visit Delta Phi Epsilon’s COVID-19 response page here.