The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation, and opportunities for growth.


Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, also known as ANAD, is an organization that seeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders by educating the public and healthcare communities; providing research for the cause and cure of eating disorders; and acting as a resource center for victims, families, and healthcare providers to seek treatment and a cure for eating disorders. Because eating disorders affect so many women, especially women of college age, this organization is very close to Delta Phi Epsilon's heart, both locally and internationally. Delta Phi Epsilon was actually the first international sorority to pledge support to ANAD.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis, and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Cystic Fibrosis, also known as CF, is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene from both parents causes the body to produce abnormally thick mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening infections. ​

Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation

The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides scholarships to Delta Phi Epsilon women for educational opportunities, including undergraduate and graduate studies. Every Delta Phi Epsilon woman is eligible to apply for scholarship awards. The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation also supports sorority programming opportunities, such as the creation of our PEARL Program, Team Excellence Structure, and facilitators for convention and conferences.



Delta Phi Epsilon's mascot is the unicorn because it represents what is good and pure in the world​


Our motto is "Esse Quam Videri" which means "To be rather than to seem to be"


Delta Phi Epsilon's jewel is a pearl because a pearl never tarnishes when in the warmth of others​


Delta Phi Epsilon's flower is the lovely purple iris


Our colors are royal purple and pure gold

Founding Principles

Our founding principles are justice, sisterhood, and love


Delta Phi Epsilon

On March 17, 1917, five women (known as the DIMES) 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.

St. Norbert College Beta Chi

Delta Phi Epsilon is an organization built on the bonds of sisterhood, pride in sorority, and support for one another. We are the oldest international sorority at St. Norbert. The Beta Chi chapter was founded on March 31, 1996. Before that, we had been known as Delta Kappa Phi since 1994.


Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman
Ida Bienstock Landau
Minna Goldsmith Mahler
Eva Effron Robin
Sylvia Steierman Cohn