Guide. Mentor. Lead.

Volunteering – the legacy you will leave

Our volunteers help us embed a legacy of power and strength within the lives of every single sister…and beyond. Our young sisters thrive through their guidance, our chapter leaders succeed through their mentorship and our sorority is strengthened by their leadership.

DPhiE needs engaging alumnae and advocates with the talents, wisdom and energy to help us in our mission to provide everyone a sisterhood experience rich in tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth.

Here are the ways you can shape the future of our promising young sisters as well as our bold organization.

Advisors

Chapter advisors are vital to a positive sisterhood experience on every campus. Advisors provide guidance and mentorship to local members and leadership teams in several areas of operations. For more information, scroll down for specific opportunities or email us HERE.

Committee Opportunities

As committee members help develop policies and programs that foster a healthy and successful organization, volunteers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to get involved in causes and subjects that appeal to them. For more information about available committees and our selection criteria for each, email us HERE.

 

STEP ONE

New Volunteer

  • Join an alumnae association.
  • Be a volunteer. Our most common and needed volunteer position is chapter advisory board members; with opportunities to lead a board (lead advisors) and work with specific chapter officers (CAB members).

STEP TWO

Advanced Volunteer

  • After succeeding as an alumnae association leader or as a CAB volunteer, we may ask you to join a committee for one of our three boards.
  • Have you developed your skills with another non-profit, but never served DPhiE locally? We would love to have you serve on a committee that meets your passion and skills. Complete the Be Involved Form below.

STEP THREE

Experienced Volunteers

  • The Governance Committee develops successful committee leaders and recommends them for governance board-level service.
  • Occasionally, seasoned volunteers with other non-profit board experience are nominated directly to a board for their skill set and experience outside of DPhiE. Please contact [email protected] to discuss this opportunity.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Reading Team for the Foundation Scholarship Program
    The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is seeking alumnae who are committed to providing scholarships and funding for educational opportunities to serve on the reading team for the Foundation Scholarship program. Volunteers will read, evaluate and score the essay portion of undergraduate and graduate or professional school scholarship applications.
  • Alumnae Engagement Committee
    The Alumnae Engagement Committee locates lost sisters to the organization and helps finds ways for them to re-engage with the organization. The committee has knowledge of all areas of alumnae engagement and can communicate effectively to entice others.
  • Lead Advisor
    Advises the chapter president on the overall needs of the chapter, international organization expectations, leadership cultivation (succession planning and officer transition) and the individual developmental needs of the president. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB while leading the group and cultivating leadership among the members. Time commitment of about 15 hours per month. 
  • Operations Advisor
    Advises the vice president of operations (VPO) in the management of chapter operations including: finances, risk management, record keeping, parliamentary procedure, and submission of Chapter Assessment Program (CAP) documentation. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month.
  • Programming Advisor
    Advises the vice president of programing (VPP) in the organization and planning of chapter programs including: fundraising, philanthropy, community services, intramural sports, and website/social media. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month.
  • Recruitment Advisor
    Advises the vice president of recruitment (VPR) in the organization and planning of formal and informal recruitment, positive chapter public relations and relationships with other organizations on Panhellenic/Greek Council. Attends chapter recruitment events. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month, not inclusive of the chapter’s recruitment period.
  • Membership Development Advisor
    Advises the vice president of membership development (VPMD) as she oversees new member orientation, as well as organizing and engaging the active sisterhood and the chapter’s alumnae. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month, not inclusive of the chapter’s new member education period.
  • Academic Affairs Advisor
    Advises the vice president of academic affairs (VPAA) as she creates plans to better the overall chapter GPA and ensures a social and academic balance of the chapter’s activities. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month.
  • House Management Advisor
    Advises the vice president of house management (VPHM) as she establishes, educates, and enforces chapter house rules for any chapter of DPhiE that maintains a physical space (house, suite, lodge, etc.). Works closely with the House Director, campus professionals, and NDC. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month.
  • Sisterhood Advisor
    Advises the Member at Large as she guides the Standards Board and oversees sisterhood events and ritual. Attends Standards Board hearings. Works as a collaborative member of the CAB. Time commitment of about 10 hours per month, not inclusive of standards board hearings.
  • kristin

    "It is a privilege to volunteer for Delta Phi Epsilon. I have been engaged for 16 years in a wide variety of volunteer capacities. Each experience and opportunity I have had to serve has reinforced that I joined an amazing, forward-thinking organization that serves not only its members but others."

    - Kristin Morgan, Alpha Chapter at New York University

  • shereen

    "Volunteering as a chapter advisor has enhanced my sisterhood experience so much. It has allowed me to grow as a sister, leader, and woman. I am so honored to give back to Delta Phi Epsilon."

    - Shereen Clement, Gamma Omicron Chapter at Georgia Southern University

  • stephan

    "Volunteering not only keeps me connected to our sisterhood, it also keeps me grounded. Knowing that our collective efforts have helped so many gives me the motivation to keep going."

    - Stephanie Cockerl, Delta Rho Chapter at Cornell University

board committees
Foundation Finance Committee

Chair: Emily Meister, Alpha Iota Chapter at University of San Francisco

Oversees the treasury of the organization, as well as its financial instruments, budgets, controls, and reports. Reviews quarterly financial reports, annual financial report and audit.

Foundation Scholarship/Grant Committee

Chair: Dawn McNulty, Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University

Reviews grant and scholarship applications, makes recommendations to the full board

IGB Finance Committee

Chair: Angel Direnzo, Chief Finance Officer

Oversees the treasury of the organization, as well as its financial instruments, budgets, controls and reports. Reviews quarterly financial reports, annual financial report and audit. Recommends changes to policies on investment and fiscal management.

National Panhellenic Committee

Chair: Kristin Morgan, Alpha Chapter at New York University

Responsible for working with the Delta Phi Epsilon Delegation and Director of Chapter Services to create and carry out successful strategies for growth of DPhiE. Also upholds and works to improve the image of the sorority within Panhellenic.

Joint Alumnae Engagement Committee

Co-Chairs: Emily Meister, Alpha Iota Chapter at University of San Francisco & Allyson Vitato, Beta Phi Chapter at Central Michigan University

Responsible for creating innovative ways to engage both recent and more senior alumnae bases to understand current Delta Phi Epsilon initiatives and mobilize as volunteers and donors.

Joint Governance Committee

Co-Chairs: Arleen Honick, Psi Chapter at University of Georgia & Tobi Tamarkin, Sigma Chapter at Ohio State University

Focused on board development through education and training.  Within the committee they have established work groups for governance items related to the specific board, such as the by-laws and policy revisions.

Joint Placement Committee

Co-Chairs: Amanda Melton, Alpa Epsilon Chapter at Kennesaw State University & Ana Morales, Alpha Gamma Chapter at Florida International University

Joint Placement Committee exists to forward the volunteer pipeline to leadership within the sisterhood.  This group of volunteers interviews and places leaders onto committees of the enterprise. 

NDC Operations Committee

Chair: Bobbi Heilveil, Delta Eta Chapter at University of Michigan

Responsible for creating policies and procedures for the operation of each NDC property.

NDC Grounds & Construction Committee

Chair: Emily Smith, Epsilon Gamma Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology

Oversees the repairs, maintenance and construction of NDC properties.

NDC Communications Committee

Chair: Amanda Melton, Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Kennesaw State University

Oversees the treasury of the organization, as well as its financial instruments, budgets controls and reports. Reviews quarterly financial reports, annual financial report and audit.