10 Reasons I am Thankful for DPhiE


by Kirsten Cirelli (Alpha Alpha), Membership Manager

Let’s talk turkey.  This list should be one that everyone can understand.  In a month of giving thanks, let’s add our sorority to that list.

Here are 10 Reasons I am Thankful for DPhiE …

1.   I have an endless support system that I can always rely on for anything I may need (even if that is as simple as sharing hot chocolate on a bad day.)

2. I found my career path through leadership opportunities within the sorority and Panhellenic.

(obligatory Ryan Gosling gif)

3. I found my best friends, roommates, future bridesmaids, mentors, and sisters who inspire me to be something.

4. I am held to a higher standard which has given me a vision and the drive to keep working harder.

5.  This organization has empowered me to be the best woman I can be.

6. I get to explore my core values that align with Justice, Sisterhood and Love, which guides me in my day to day life.

7. I have a family away from home (and anywhere I go)

8. I have gained skills, and not just how to craft (true story). But I learned how to work on a team, time management, and organizational skills that I can relate to my personal and professional life.

9. I have endless opportunities to meet and network with new sisters who will make an impact on my life.

10. Of the countless memories I have made, the best ones are yet to come.

This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to our families, our friends, our sisters, and the adventures that are ahead of us.  Why are you thankful for DPhiE today? Share this on social media and tell everyone your story.





8 ways to give back to the DPhiE Educational Foundation when you’re broke 

by Melissa Reilly (Delta Epsilon), Coordinator of Development

College students are on a strict budget, and the Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation is here to help.  Here are some ways everyone can contribute – every little bit counts!

1. Split a Netflix account with a sorority sister or several! 

Sharing is caring! It’s a great way to save money!

2. Pass around an empty “Skippy” jar during chapter meetings. 

If you were late or skipped class over the past week, put any change you have in your backpack, purse, pocket, etc. into the jar.

3. Do you have an online shopping problem? Sign up for iGive.com! iGive.com is the first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase is donated to your favorite cause. Established in 1997 for one purpose: to turn everyday online shopping into donations for worthy causes, at no cost
to shoppers or the cause they support.

4. The perfect gift for the sister who has everything would be a donation in her name to the Educational Foundation. 

The gift of sisterhood!

5. Skip the daily Pumpkin Spiced Latte this season.  A venti will cost you about $5. Stick to PSLs once a week as a “Pick me up Monday” or a “Treat yourself Friday.” Donate the money you save to the Educational Foundation.

6. Purchase a Piggy Bank for your bedroom/apartment/house

At the end of the week, put all of your loose change in the piggy bank. Donate the money at the end of the month.

7. Have a pasta dinner once a semester  

Get creative by adding fun dishes such as “Dino” Chicken Nugget Parmesan!

8. Join the Loyalty Pledge Initiative to set up low monthly payments.


Set up monthly payments as low as $10 a month. Visit http://bit.ly/ZWpsdX

For more information on how you can make a difference and give back to DPhiE, contact Melissa Reilly, Coordinator of Development, mreilly@dphie.org

212-732-5901, ext 152.