|Delta Phi Epsilon|
|Motto||"Esse Quam Videri" - To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be|
Delta Phi Epsilon is a social sorority at RIT. It seeks to develop a social consciousness and a commitment in its members to think and act for the greater good. It seeks to assure continuous development and achievement for women by embracing its founding principles of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love.
The sisters of the Beta Upsilon chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, pride themselves in being a diverse group of girls; in which each sister brings something special and unique to our organization. They dedicate themselves to upholding the principles and ideals set before them by the founders of Delta Phi Epsilon and the founders of the Beta Upsilon chapter. They strive to exhibit excellence in all areas of their chapter, their academics and the community.
Sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon actively participate in events to support our international philanthropies: The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Over the years we have helped raise thousands of dollars for these organizations. We stress service as an opportunity to reach out to the community and grow as a group. The Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation The educational foundation was established in 1967 in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Delta Phi Epsilon. Through grants and loans, the Foundation assists members and their children to complete their education or continue with graduate studies. The Educational Foundation also provides funding for educational programs and leadership training for undergraduate members and advisors.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The official philanthropy of Delta Phi Epsilon since 1958, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the recipient of funds raised by chapters to support research towards a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for the 30,000 children and young adults with disease. In 1992 scientists described the gene that, when mutated, causes CD; however, a cure for CF has not yet been found.
Over one million dollars has been raised to date for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through Delta Phi Epsilon. In appreciation of the Sorority’s fundraising efforts, the Foundation named a research fellowship in honor of Delta Phi Epsilon. At Convention 2006, Delta Phi Epsilon announced its official partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This official partnership cements a relationship that spans the last 48 years, in which Delta Phi Epsilon has raised more than one million dollars for the fight to cure CF.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders Since 1985, The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) has been an additional recipient of fund raising efforts by Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. ANAD is a national organization dedicated to alleviating problems of anorexia and other eating disorders. Its methods include education, newsletters, counseling, self-help groups, and providing funds for research. Delta Phi Epsilon is the only one of 26 National Panhellenic Council Sororities to sponsor an organization whose sole purpose is to alleviate eating disorders.
The ANAD candlelight vigil has been selected as Delta Phi Epsilon’s International Service Day Event, in order to raise awareness of the dangers of eating disorders. Chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States and Canada host ANAD Candlelight Vigils.