7 Things EVERYONE should know about Delta Phi Epsilon

by Danielle Williams (Beta Mu), Administrative Intern

You think you know, but you have no idea.  Or do you?  Here is some basic “must knows” about DPhiE.

1.  DPhiE’s International Headquarters is in Philadelphia.

Not many people realize there is a team of people keeping Delta Phi Epsilon together as a whole – 28 Paid Staff to be exact!. Sure, each Leadership Team and Team Excellence does a great job of keeping their own chapters in check along with advisory board, but IHQ is responsible for creating new chapters, maintaining current chapters, keeping alumnae involved in the sorority and so much more.

2. Alumnae Associations are available after you graduate.

Alumnae AssociationsHave no fear, alumnae associations are available for DPhiE sisters upon graduation! IHQ is working hard to establish more alumnae associations across the country to be more accessible for Delta Phi Epsilon graduates.  Check out the alumnae pages and groups on Facebook or contact Maureen Anderson, Director of Alumnae Services, at manderson@dphie.org to find out where there is one nearest to you.  It’s not four years, it’s for life.

3. Networking and making friends is easier now than ever before.

Because of DPhiE, you will have the opportunity to meet with so many established, successful women. Networking among your own sisters is so important for your future, and it’s so easy to do with over 60,000 total initiates since we’ve been founded!

4. The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides many opportunities for sisters.

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The foundation sponsors DPhiE’s biennial convention which focuses on the personal development of members.  Engage U, also made possible by DPhiE EF, is an operation-based leadership session hosted eight time per year in different areas across the nation that provides members and alumnae with the skills needed to lead their chapter and to be engaged. The foundation offers sisters opportunities for scholarships to continue or supplement their education, with over 30 scholarships awarded last year alone.

5. We support National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)…

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One of DPhiE’s international philanthropies is ANAD. Our chapters across the country participate in ANAD awareness and fundraising events throughout the year and promote positive body image.  Activities such as “Trash Your Insecurities”, Post-It notes on bathroom mirrors, Comfortable in your own “genes” fashion shows, and publicity campaigns speak to college women everywhere.   As a sister, it feels so great to align myself with a group of women who support such a great, positive cause. Check out the organization’s website at http://www.anad.org/.

6. …and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

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Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that primarily causes sticky, thick mucus thats clogs the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.  CFF is the world’s leading organization in the search for a cure, and was founded by Phyllis Kossoff, a DPhiE sister from the Delta Chapter at Hunter College in New York. Phyllis’ daughter Stephanie had CF, which eventually took her young life.  In 1957, Phyllis stood before a  DPhiE convention and told her sisters about Stephanie and their growing CF family, and asked for help. The response was overwhelming, and DPhiE has been there ever since, fundraising, increasing awareness and advocating for those with CF.  DPhiE chapters hold balls and galas for Cystic Fibrosis each year and continuously raise money for the cure throughout the year. You can find out more information about CFF at http://www.cff.org/

7. Delta Phi Epsilon serves as a home to many women and can do the same for you.

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From our philanthropies to career opportunities, there is a place for every sister to shine. With so many welcoming, loving sisters around you, it’s hard not to succeed in everything you do!

 

 

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10 Things TSM got wrong about DPhiE

by Kirsten Cirelli (Alpha Alpha), Membership Manager

1.

Children

We are sorority women, and not children….

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Pretty sure we aren’t cats either…

3.  

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DPhiE women have awesome resumes. With opportunities to join the chapter leadership team, or a committee under team excellence, or on the Panhellenic Council, (not to mention the service and educational programs we support), we don’t have to lie on our resumes. 

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4. 

Christian

Delta Phi Epsilon is Non-Sectarian and we welcome women with all different beliefs and backgrounds.

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5. 

Skinny

With one of our International Philanthropies being ANAD (The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) we love all body types… Be-YOU-tiful!

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6. 

Hate

I don’t know who they are talking about but two of our founding values are sisterhood and love! We don’t hate each other here.   We have respect for one another.

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Local

As an international sorority we give our members opportunities to develop their personal and professional skills through events across the United States and Canada, including Engage U leadership sessions, biennial Conventions and alumna association events.  Not to mention…we have networking opportunities anywhere you live or travel.

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No need to stand up to standards. If you are doing positive things within our sorority, you can be recognized for your outstanding work through our positive standards board procedures.  It serves as a way to congratulate and reward members for the good of the sisterhood and the greater community.  So write us up!

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Older

Just because your “little” or other sisters might be getting older, it doesn’t mean you won’t be a mentor for years to come.  With over 60,000 alumnae, many of whom serve on committees, boards and as dedicated volunteers, getting older and wiser has proven to provide a wealth of knowledge and support which has helped out sisterhood grow exponentially in the past 10 years.


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10. 

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The business of the sorority happens at chapter meetings and shows us how to function as an organization.  It is training for the workforce and teaches how to interact with differing leadership styles, opinions and personalities.  It doesn’t hurt that we make it fun too: with “sunshine” gifts, inspirational books, weekly academic and service awards and “Sister of the Month”,  why wouldn’t you want to go to chapter with your DPhiE sisters?

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As you can tell, being a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon is much more than TSM portrays to the social media world. Keep fighting the stereotypes and be the best version of yourself!

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