International PEARL Program

This academic year will certainly be different.  That does not mean we cannot still come together to learn and grow as sisters united by the tenants of justice, sisterhood and love. As an international headquarters is our job to support the membership with programs and tools they need to fulfill the expectations of membership.  This Fall, we are introducing the opportunity to engage in a virtual community together through an International PEARL Program.  Each member (undergraduate and alumnae) are encouraged to complete 21 activities in the 5 areas of development that are the bedrock of Delta Phi Epsilon’s personal growth programming. Commonly known as the 5 S’s, the different areas are explained below.  IHQ will be launching activities for sisters to earn their “PEARLS” together and fulfill the expectation of membership. Pick and choose what activities speak to you.  

Upcoming events and registration information:

Be-Well After all of the virtual meetings and classes and stress of everyday life, why not give yourself a break and focus on you? Each month will feature a program that will provide guidance on how to take care of yourself, both inside and out. We will rotate between fitness, healthy habits, and mental health, so there will always be something new to look forward to! This will be led by a DPhiE alumna or active sister. 

For September, we’ll be focusing on both our body and soul. Join us for yoga with Laura Derrico where she’ll take you through body and breathing techniques that you can use to help manage your daily stress.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16th from 1-1:45 PM EST 

Sign-up here! If you sign-up, please do plan on attending the session.

Book Club: Do you love reading? Are you never sure what your next book should be? Let us help you! The selected books will be released along with the rest of the programming series for the month and a discussion will be held during the last week of the month. 

For September, we at IHQ are reading Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All by Suzanne Nossel. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will be hosting the author in a private session for sisters of DPhiE ONLY about her book where she will discuss free speech on college campuses and the harm of “cancel culture.” We hope you’ll join us!

*The International President and International Executive Director are requiring that one member attend from each chapter to be the representative of the chapter on future discussions and education on this important topic that directly affects the undergraduate experience. Your representative will need to have your Vice President of Operations purchase Suzanne’s book with chapter funds, which will then be reimbursed by the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. The link to purchase the book is here.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30 PM EST

Sign-up here for the Nossel’s talk! If you sign-up, please do plan on attending the discussion.

On deck for October:  Dr. Beverly Tatum’s book, Why Do All The Black Kids Sit Together In The Cafeteria?  

Date & Time: October 29th at 7:30 PM EST

Senior Series: Emily Meister will discuss resume writing, interview skills, such as navigating phone/virtual/in-person interviews, as well as building your self-confidence and how handle rejection when searching for that perfect position. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM EST 

Sign-up here!  If you sign-up, please do plan on attending the session.

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