- Delta Phi Epsilon (social)
Delta Phi EpsilonΔΦΕ Founded March 17, 1917
New York University School of Law, (New York City)
Type Social Scope International Motto Esse Quam Videri
To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be
- Royal Purple
- Pure Gold
Symbol Unicorn Flower The Lovely Purple Iris Jewel Pearl Publication Triad Philanthropy
- Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Chapters 75 Active Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Homepage dphie.org
Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ or DPhiE) is an international sorority founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University Law School in New York City. It is one of 26 social sororities that form the National Panhellenic Conference.
On March 17, 1917, at the New York University School of Law, Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman, Ida Bienstock Landau, Minna Goldsmith Mahler, Eva Effron Robin, and Sylvia Steierman Cohn made a pledge to each other to build a women's organization that would stand out from the rest. These five women founded the Alpha chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority to "promote good fellowship among the women students among the various colleges in the country...to create a secret society composed of these women based upon their good moral character, regardless of nationality or creed...to have distinct chapters at various colleges".[cite this quote] Delta Phi Epsilon has three international philanthropies: the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Delta Phi Epsilon was the first non-sectarian social sorority founded at a professional school.
Five years later, in 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon was officially incorporated under the state laws of New York and became an international sorority by creating a chapter of the organization at McGill University in Canada. Currently there are more than 50,000 members of Delta Phi Epsilon.
The current international president of Delta Phi Epsilon is Michelle Gilboy of the Phi Gamma chapter.
Delta Phi Epsilon's flower is the Lovely Purple Iris, and its international mascot is the Unicorn. The sisterhood badge is an equilateral triangle in gold surrounded by 21 pearls, the jewel of the sorority. DPhiE's open motto is "Esse Quam Videri" (in Latin: "To be rather than to seem to be").
Chapter School Charter Date Alpha New York University, Washington Sqr Campus 1917 Eta University of Pittsburgh 1925 Lambda Adelphi University 1926 Omega University of Miami 1939 Delta Eta University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 1954 Delta Iota Queens College, City University of New York 1955 Delta Kappa University of Florida 1955 Delta Nu Temple University 1959 Delta Xi University of Maryland at College Park 1960 Delta Sigma Rider University 1962 Delta Omega Monmouth University 1967 Phi Gamma Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1968 Phi Eta Northeastern University 1969 Phi Lambda Emory University 1977 Phi Pi Widener University 1980 Phi Tau Rutgers University-Camden 1984 Phi Chi University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1983 Phi Psi Keene State College 1984 Epsilon Gamma Stevens Institute of Technology 1985 Epsilon Delta State University of New York at Binghamton 1985 Epsilon Epsilon State University of New York at Albany 1985 Epsilon Iota State University of New York at Geneseo 1986 Epsilon Zeta LaSalle University 1986 Epsilon Eta State University of New York at Fredonia 1986 Epsilon Kappa State University of New York at Cortland 1987 Epsilon Lambda Michigan Technological University 1987 Epsilon Mu State University of New York at Brockport 1987 Epsilon Xi State University of New York at Oswego 1987 Epsilon Omicron Clarion University of Pennsylvania 1987 Epsilon Pi State University of New York at Plattsburgh 1988 Epsilon Upsilon Humboldt State University 1988 Epsilon Rho Hofstra University 1988 Epsilon Tau Bentley College 1988 Alpha Delta Seton Hall University 1989 Alpha Epsilon Kennesaw State University 1989 Epsilon Phi Philadelphia University 1989 Epsilon Chi William Paterson University 1989 Epsilon Psi Millersville University 1989 Alpha Alpha West Chester University 1989 Alpha Delta Seton Hall University 1989 Alpha Eta Montclair State University 1989 Alpha Lambda York College of Pennsylvania 1989 Alpha Nu State University of New York at New Paltz 1989 Alpha Gamma Florida International University 1989 Alpha Tau Winona State University 1990 Alpha Kappa Fairleigh Dickinson University – Madison 1990 Alpha Mu University of Michigan–Dearborn 1990 Alpha Pi Southern Connecticut State University 1990 Alpha Omega Long Island University C.W. Post Campus/State University of New York at Old Westbury (extension) 1991 Alpha Psi Lawrence Technological University 1991 Alpha Chi Bloomsburg University 1991 Alpha Phi Ramapo College of New Jersey 1991 Alpha Upsilon Johnson & Wales University 1991 Alpha Rho Pace University 1991 Alpha Sigma St. Francis University 1991 Beta Iota St. Cloud State University 1992 Beta Theta Kean University 1992 Beta Eta New Jersey Institute of Technology 1992 Beta Beta University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 1992 Beta Xi The College of New Jersey 1993 Beta Lambda University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 1993 Beta Mu Rowan University 1994 Beta Nu Wesley College 1993 Beta Pi Concordia University 1994 Beta Rho University of Illinois at Chicago 1994 Beta Tau Nova Southeastern University 1994 Beta Upsilon Rochester Institute of Technology 1995 Beta Phi Central Michigan University 1996 Beta Psi Brandeis University 1997 Beta Chi St. Norbert College 1997 Beta Omega St. John's University 1998 Gamma Alpha Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 1998 Gamma Beta Florida Atlantic University 2002 Delta Epsilon Drexel University 2003 Gamma Gamma Schreiner University 2003 Gamma Delta Texas A&M University–Kingsville 2004 Gamma Epsilon University of New Haven 2007 Gamma Zeta Webster University 2009 Gamma Eta University at Buffalo 2010 Gamma Kappa Capital University 2011 Gamma Lambda Caldwell College 2011 Gamma Mu Ferrum College 2011 Gamma Nu North Carolina Wesleyan College 2011
Delta Phi Epsilon has three international philanthropies: the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, established in 1967, helps to give members and their children the opportunity to further their education through scholarships, grants, and loans. The foundation also supports sorority education and volunteer training. The Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund helps give financial support to sisters during time of family financial crisis and allows them to continue their education.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, helps benefit those with the genetic disease Cystic fibrosis (CF) through research, grants, and awareness campaigns. Delta Phi Epsilon fills tote bags, called Tate's Totes, with various items that make an extended hospital stay more comfortable for children with cystic fibrosis and their parents. These totes are then taken to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Care Centers for distribution. Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1967 Delta Phi Epsilon has raised more than one million dollars for the foundation. In 2006 Delta Phi Epsilon announced its official partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) was created to help alleviate problems of anorexia and other eating disorders. Each Delta Phi Epsilon chapter sponsors an annual candlelight vigil on their campus to increase awareness of eating disorders and provide information to family and friends of sufferers. Delta Phi Epsilon is the first national sorority to pledge their regular support to ANAD.
- Stephanie Abrams (Delta Kappa) - meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
- Barbara Aronstein Black (Phi) - first woman to head an Ivy League law school.
- Barbara Boxer (Phi) - U.S. Senator, California.
- Susan Davis (Delta Zeta) - U.S. Representative, 53rd District, California.
- Jackie Goldberg (Delta Zeta) - California State Assembly, 45th District.
- Ofira Navon (Psi) - Former First Lady of Israel.
- Judith Rodin (Nu) - first female president of an Ivy League university.
- Jan Schakowsky (Rho) - U.S. Congresswoman, 9th District, Illinois.
- Susan Polis Schutz (Delta Sigma) - Poet, Creator of Blue Mountain greeting cards.
- Judith Heumann (Upsilon) - Former Assistant Secretary Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services, US Department of Education during the Clinton Administration.
- ^ a b "Who We Are...The Founding of Delta Phi Epsilon". Delta Phi Epsilon. http://www.dphie.org/history.cfm. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- ^ a b "Together We Can!". Delta Phi Epsilon. http://www.dphie.org/foundation.cfm. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
- ^ "Delta Phi Epsilon holds ANAD Vigil". The Stute. http://media.www.thestute.com/media/storage/paper1092/news/2008/02/29/CampusNews/Delta.Phi.Epsilon.Holds.Anad.Vigil-3243004.shtml. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
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- Delta Phi Epsilon Website
- Delta Phi Epsilon NYU website
- Delta Phi Epsilon Southern Connecticut Website
- Phi Epsilon University of Florida Website
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