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Delta Phi Epsilon

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"Esse Quam Videri" To be rather than to seem to be!

Our Founding Mothers
*Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman
*Ida Beinstock Landau
*Minna Goldsmith Mahler
*Eve Effron Robin
*Sylvia Steierman Cohn

Our Philanthropies
*The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
*The Delta Phi Epsilon Scholarship Foundation
*The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
*The national lupus foundation of rochester

Our Traditions
On March 17, 1917 our five founding mothers at New York University Law School took a pledge of sisterhood and loyalty and so founded the Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities and the only one founded at a professional school. Five years later on March 17, 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon was formally incorporated under laws of the State of New York. On December 5, 1922, stretching out to international boundaries, the first Canadian chapter was installed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Growth has been steady, but expansion in numbers has never been favored over strengthening within. From this small group making up the first chapter, there are now more than 25,000 member with chapter throughout the United States and Canada. Our chapters, both undergraduate and alumni, enjoy a distinguished reputation for scholarship, service, and leadership.

Our Symbols
*Mascot








*Jewel








*Colors are Royal Purple and Pure Gold

*Flower is the Lovely Purple Iris








*Badge- Sister Pin