"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..."
Attending law school when you don’t have basic voting rights is a bold move. Our Founders were bold, courageous students who challenged the status quo and did not let society define their future. They were forward-thinking women who saw beyond what sorority was and knew what it could be.
On March 17, 1917, these five bold women attending New York University School of Law could not find a membership accepting of all backgrounds. So they formed Delta Phi Epsilon with the purpose of accepting all races and religions–one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities to do so.
Today, Delta Phi Epsilon heads into our Centennial year. Since our founding nearly 100 years ago, we have grown into a thriving organization with over 67,000 initiated members and chapters located across the United States and Canada. Sisters find more than a home or friendship in DPhiE.
We find empowerment to live authentic and purposeful lives.
We are the Delta Phi Epsilon Alpha Chapter. We’re blessed to be on the campus of New York University where these five courageous women founded our organization. We are even more excited now that we get to walk past our very own bench in Washington Square Park, which was dedicated to 100 years of empowered women.
DPhiE at NYU part takes in four major philanthropies. We our devoted to our three national philanthropies: The cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), ANAD, and The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. For CFF we hold an annual Deeper Dudes which is a male beauty pageant. In addition, we devout an entire week to ANAD, Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, in order to raise money and awareness. Our events range from bake sales and work out classes to posting your positives and trashing your insecurities. At Alpha, we also take part in NYU’s annual New York Dance Marathon benefitting pediatric cancer. We work with a truly noteworthy organization, the B+ foundation. While we are incredibly committed to our philanthropies and raising money, Dphie sisters are constantly volunteering and helping out our community. Our service activities include working the soup kitchen at Bowery Mission, park clean ups, donating blood, volunteering with kids, and so on.