What is recruitment?
Membership recruitment is a period of time at the beginning of the semester where interested individuals can come out to our events (fall) or participate in formal recruitment (spring) and learn about the values of Delta Phi Epsilon and meet our sisters. Recruitment also gives our sisters an opportunity to get to know you better! We encourage all women, even with the slightest interest, to learn about the sorority! We know you will have a great time with us, and we are very excited to meet you!
Why should you join Delta Phi Epsilon?
Contrary to popular belief, there is much more to sorority life than its heavily publicized social side. Becoming a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon brings many different advantages and experiences, such as:
Connecting you to an amazing group of women locally and nationally
Developing leadership skills through active membership
Enriching your college experience by participating in many community service opportunities
Becoming more culturally aware by joining our diverse sorority
Fostering personal growth among a supportive family of diverse women
Providing useful aid in various career fields through an international network of alumni
Creating friendships through sisterhood that will last a lifetime
Is sorority life all about partying and drinking?
Non-stop partying is a media propagated, common misconception most people have about the Greek life. We invite you to join Delta Phi Epsilon because we like who you are as a person and not because you fit a certain stereotype. Each sister has her own unique personality, and each is responsible for making her own lifestyle choices. For many sisters, partying is not a priority. We are interested in your individuality and will respect the decisions you make.
Will sorority life affect my grades?
We know that you're attending college to obtain a quality education. Academic excellence is very important to us and a minimum GPA is required of all sisters. A minimum GPA is also required to be offered a bid. While the experience for each sister is different, joining Delta Phi Epsilon can be beneficial to your grades. The sisterhood is filled with years of academic experience from sisters past and present and we have variety of sisters with different majors to build your support system. Many of our sisters have memberships in academic honor societies, so there is no doubt that your education is also our priority.
What happens when I accept a bid?
After accepting the bid, you will officially begin the new member education process. The process is an educational period during which new members learn more about the sorority and its sisters. You, along with the other members of your new member class, will be introduced to our history and traditions. Your class will also receive the opportunity to aid the sorority in achieving its many goals. Though challenging at times, the process will bring your new member class closer together and teach you what it means to be a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon.
Do you haze?
Hazing is strictly against our sorority's and university's policies and not part of values! St. John’s University prohibits any action taken or situation created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule to members or new members of an organization. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: bullying; compulsory use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts; road trips for non-educational purposes; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of St. John’s University. Along with a bid comes an understanding that we value you as a permanent addition to our sisterhood, as long as you wish to be one.
What fees are involved?
All sororities have semester fees, and the fees depend on many factors. However, unlike many social sororities, new member and active house fees are quite affordable, especially when payment plans are offered. Fees include everything required by our national headquarters and university Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life; nothing is collected for personal purposes or the chapter's monetary gain. The dues you pay as a sister always come back to benefit you in the long run through activities like service events, fun activities, and merchandise!
What is life as a DPhiE Woman like?
The sorority as a whole participates in numerous activities and events that encompass socializing, academics, community service, sisterhood, diversity, and justice. As sisters, we host sisterhood and philanthropy events, mix with other affiliated members and strive to represent the five S's of our sorority. We also attend nationwide Delta Phi Epsilon events while constantly supporting events hosted by university and sisters from other colleges. The Beta Omega Chapter is very involved on campus and proud to be recognized as the Panhellenic Sorority of the Year three times in a row! Find your home away from home with Delta Phi Epsilon!