"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.
The Epsilon Phi Chapter was colonized on December 12, 1988 and chartered on April 1, 1989. Our chapter here at Philadelphia University takes pride in our motto, esse quam videri, to be rather than to seem to be. Within our chapter, we are all unique but share the same core values of justice, sisterhood and love. Additionally, we find our chapter as a whole to be incredibly special. Not your "typical sorority girls," we have varying styles and personalities, which is why we all love DPhiE so much! Plus, we have the coolest mascot ever, the unicorn, and we even have our own traveling mascot, Uniqua the Unicorn Pinata, who is happy to attend our events!