YOU ARE DPHIE Creating, Leading & Innovating Into the Future
Editor Megan Diveto, ΔΔ
Coordinator of Communications, Global Engagement
Morgan Kaplan, ΣΣΣ Director of Volunteer Services
Ashley Kerbel, AΓ Coordinator of Member Operations
Isabella Portincaso, ΔY Coordinator of Leadership Education
Jennifer Allocco, A
Founders Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman Ida Bienstock Landau Minna Goldsmith Mahler Eve Effron Robin Sylvia Steierman Cohn
Mission: To provide a sisterhood experience rich in tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth.
Vision: To inspire and empower our sisterhood to engage in a lifetime of leadership and service.
The TRIAD, official magazine of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is owned by the Sorority, edited and published under the direction and control of its International Governing Board. Published twice a year.
All submissions become the property of the Sorority and may be used for promotional purposes.
Delta Phi Epsilon is a member of the Fraternity Communications Association and the National Pannhellenic Conference.
Our Canadian chapters got together in Ottowa to raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a combined Deepher Dude event!
Delta Phi Epsilon
International Headquarters 251 S. Camac Street Philiadelphia, PA 19107 P: 215.732.5901 F: 215.732.5906 email@example.com www.dphie.org
Members at the University of Georgia bring the hype to work week as they prepare for recruitment.
school year means a new chance to make memories with DPhiE.
Summer calls for a little R&R locally and abroad.
Editor in Chief Nicole DeFeo, ΦΤ International Executive Director
Be Social @dphieihq
Members at Kennesaw State University welcome their new members on bid day during the fall semester.
The Alpha Eta chapter at Montclair State University observed 35 years of justice, sisterhood and love in September celebrating their chartering in
Congratulations to all of our seniors that graduated in the spring and those who are looking forward to graduating this December!
@dphieotu @carletondphie @dphieconcordia @ugadphie
In This Issue Winter 2022 Features ILF 2022 Restructure New Employees Iris Awards Chapter Operations New Member Orientation Scholarship Recipients 6 12 14 16 17 18 Updates Letter from the President Chapter Advisory Board Housing Updates Alumnae Assocation & Chapter Updates Iris Experience Survey Chapter Eternal Member Announcements Chapter Roster 4 11 15 20 29 31 32 33
Photos from members’ past and present make up the unicorn, a representation of our organization, where we will create, lead, and innovate into the future of Delta Phi Epsilon. Concept by Megan Diveto, Delta Delta Designed by Jennifer Allocco, Alpha. 6 15 20 TRIAD Winter 2022 3
Message from the President
It has been a little over three months since you all bestowed upon me the honor of being the International President, and what an incredible three months it has been.
A lover of process, organization, and strategy, I have spent my time working with International Headquarters (IHQ) and the International Governing Board (IGB) to set the stage for the next biennium. From aligning and re-structuring committee work, identifying our organizational goals, and setting meeting dates…every detail plays a role in our long-term vision, of which every member can and should play a part.
I believe in the power of relationships and connection. If we can sit together in conversation and set direction as one, we will accomplish our greatest goals. To that end, I have been and will continue to host monthly conversations, in the spirit of FDR’s Fireside Chats, where members from across North America can sit in fellowship and connect around issues they feel most passionate about. The outcropping of these first few meetings have helped me to confirm the value we have all placed on inclusion and equity. I remain committed to the work around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. It is crucial to who we are as a sisterhood. It is also imperative that we expand this work and move it into all facets of what we do as an organization, as well as identify what additional DEIB focuses we want to embrace. For me, this includes the work around visible and invisible disabilities. I am working closely with IHQ on how to ensure we embrace, expand, and embed DEIB principles. In addition to the Fireside Chats, I have had opportunities to connect with small groups of our sisterhood who have raised additional opportunities for advancement within our organization, including in the international space. I encourage and welcome these fruitful discussions. I will continue to look for and show up for these opportunities.
Throughout my life, I have always felt that I want to leave something better than when I found it. In the case of Delta Phi Epsilon, we are an incredible organization that has grown, shifted, pivoted, and plateaued through ebbs and flows these past 105 years. I entered this Presidency knowing that those who came before me set our organization and its members up for true success. My next two years will be focused on building upon the foundation of our successes, to ensure that we are positioned to be effective and inspiring leaders within our colleges, businesses, and communities with the ability to expand beyond our current reach. This work takes time, as it is philosophy and policy shifts that take thoughtful input and leadership from our boards and members. This is why the number of board meetings has doubled throughout the year and the goals of our committees are deeply focused on forward movement and not tactical work.
Now, even with all this structure, one must be flexible and spontaneous. While I will leave the spontaneity to my own shenanigans, I will remain open and flexible to the work we are doing as the needs of our sisterhood change. My commitment to each of you is that I am accessible, transparent, and open so together we can look and walk toward the future of Delta Phi Epsilon.
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Yours in True Sisterhood, Lisa Condon International President
2022 Foundation Updates
Throughout the year, our chapters, members, and alumnae raise and generously gift money to the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. Through monies raised and dollars gifted, we are able to provide scholarships for our members, leadership and educational programming, and support our DEI work. Through the Educational Foundation, we empower leaders and academic excellence throughout our membership.
THE IRIS EXPERIENCE STUDY
To ensure that the Foundation truly fulfills its mission, we reference the sorority’s annual membership survey - The Iris Experience Survey. Through this survey, we have identified areas of educational need including Health & Wellness, Kindness & Mindfulness, and Leadership Development.
From the information provided, we have established the following funds to help bridge the gap in knowledge. The money raised will help develop the resources needed to meet the needs of our members.
● Epsilon Upsilon Health & Wellness Endowment: Fund created to provide our chapters with educational resources in the areas of health & wellness.
● Falon Marie Morris Kindness & Mindfulness Endowment: Fund created to provide our members with educational resources in the areas of kindness and mindfulness with the goal of developing kinder more empathetic leaders.
● Kerri Durkin Valenti Leadership Development Fund: Fund created to provide our members with leadership education opportunities that are more focused on life skills education.
LIFETIME GIVING SOCIETY LEVELS
This year we have introduced new Lifetime Giving Society levels. Recognizing your generosity to Delta Phi Epsilon is critical in showing our appreciation. Consistent loyalty to the purple and the gold is recognized in Lifetime Giving Societies.
To view a full list of Lifetime Giving Society levels and members, click here
We would like to recognize those who have recently joined the Order of the Purple below. These members have dedicated themselves through consistent loyalty to the advancement of Delta Phi Epsilon and our members, and have given $2,500 to $4,999 in total. Thank you!
• Katherine Bernardoni
• Meredith Bielaska
• Vashtina Boyce
• Anna Maria Curry
• Angela DiRenzo
• Hilary Horlock
• Mariah King
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Unicorn Stampede Guide
Whether you are a runner, a walker, or just want to cheer your friends on, the Unicorn Stampede Fun Run is a great way to support the Educational Foundation of Delta Phi Epsilon and now you can host one at your own chapter! Click the link to see how your chapter can get in on the fun (run): https://bit.ly/3xG9WoU
• Tara Lockhart
• Leticia Piloto
• Robert Potamkin
• Carol Prushan
• Rebekah Waldhauer
DIMES Fundraising in the March
$216,477 Total Dollars Raised TOP 3 CONTRIBUTED FUNDS Health & Wellness Fund Kindness & Mindfulness Dream Girl Scholarship 1 2 3 267 Alumnae Donors 29 Friends of DPhiE Donors 12 Parents 25 Matches 12 Challenges 434 Donors 123 Undergraduate Donors 58 Advocates 61% Alumnae Donors 34% First Time Donors
In March we celebrate the incredible members – our founders,
and leaders -- who have inspired, supported, and carved a path for DPHIE today. A
of $25 per member designates your chapter as All-In!
Welcome New Lifetime Giving Members!
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Members from across the country gathered in Orlando, FL, at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate all things Delta Phi Epsilon from July 21 through July 24, 2022, for our International Leadership Forum. Over those four days, over 300 members and friends connected, learned from each other, and created new memories.
Day one set the tone for the rest of the weekend and embraced the theme of “Celebrate.” Members and friends checked into their rooms. Attendees started ILF off with Grand Chapter training and attending the opening keynote by Samantha Ramirez, “Borderless Dreams ‘Sueños Sin Limites’.” Samantha shared her experience as a DREAMer and what it means to follow your heart through tremendous adversity. The day concluded with a t-shirt auction with food, a photo booth, and lots of laughter.
On day two, ILF kicked into full gear with breakout sessions, keynotes, and much more! Attendees were able to network with alumnae and members from across the globe. During the day, members participated in breakout session tracks that reflected our values of sisterhood, justice, and love. Jessika Portney’s keynote presentation, “The Journey of Self-Love and Empowerment,” engaged our members and reminded them of their worth. In the afternoon, members joined together for a luncheon celebrating
achievements of service from the past biennium.
We celebrated our relationships with the Cystic Fibrosis
and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and
Disorders as we donated our sisterhood’s fundraising initiatives to our
partners. In honor
of our late Past
International Presidents, Rita Rossner and Bette Spero,
“Positive and sustainable leadership growth cannot be separated from personal growth. This “inner work” of leadership is the foundation for the outer work of leading others. Learning how to love and empower ourselves is the bedrock of our leadership journey,” said Portney.
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Samantha Ramirez, “Borderless Dreams ‘Sueños Sin Limites’.”
Day 1: T-Shirt Auction
tremendous community service and citizenship advocates, we awarded all service-based awards during this event.
During the first Grand Chapter of ILF 2022, chapter delegates formed a processional to represent their chapters. The International Governing Board shared their reports, including several from the officers and the committees.
Those who gave reports included International President Roxanne Donovan, who presented the State of the Sorority; Chief Panhellenic Officer Meredith Bielaska presented the National Panhellenic Conference Delegation Report; NHC President Emily Smith presented the National Housing Corporation Report, and Ed Foundation President Gina Curtis presented the Educational Foundation Report.
On Saturday, the longest day of ILF, attendees spent the day learning from speakers and one another, conversing about how to make our organization better, and celebrating the accomplishments of the biennium. To kick off the day, DPhiE’s joined together during the Unicorn Stampede Fun Run to exercise and benefit the Educational Foundation. The course took them around the Coronado Springs Resort and ended with a unicorn balloon arch, and each participant received a medal.
The afternoon began with the keynote speaker and sister, Judith Heumann, Disability Rights Activist, appearing for a fireside chat. The interlocutor Alexandra Sanita, a founding member of the Zeta Mu chapter at Ontario Tech University, also presented the session. During this discussion, Judy talked more about her experience as an activist and her impact on policy
within the United States. Judy also took the time to answer questions from the audience.
To close out the night, attendees gathered in their best outfits to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond for Delta Phi Epsilon. Members shared a delicious meal, took photos to commemorate the night, and danced with some Disney princesses. Later in the evening, International Executive Director Nicole DeFeo announced the award winners and congratulated them on stage.
“The messages and media we share cannot make an impact on their own. It’s the actions that come after the messages that have the power to make a change. Awareness leads to action, and having a true understanding of what it means to be an Ally can breed informed activism,” said Smith.
As our time together closed, we shared a meal Sunday morning one last time for ILF 2022. During our closing keynote, Aneesah Smith gave an inspiring and informational presentation titled “#Activism & #Allyship: #MoreThanAHashtag” that left attendees wondering how they can personally be better allies and advocates. While our gathering quickly passes every two years, we bring back the invaluable lessons learned and friendships made. We reconnect to why we are members of Delta Phi Epsilon and the values of justice, sisterhood, and love.
Day 2: Breakout Sessions
Day 2: Celebration of Service Luncheon
Day 3: Unicorn Stampede
Day 4: Group Photo
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Day 4: Aneesah Smith Keynote
During Saturday’s Grand Chapter, an amendments to the Delta Phi Epsilon International Constitution & Bylaws were introduced by Arleen Honick, Psi Chapter at University of Georgia, Governance Committee chair as follows:
Amend Article VIII. International Philanthropies, Section 1. International Philanthropies by substituting the following paragraphs:
In accordance with the Philosophy on Health & Wellness, adopted in 2020 and the decades-long tradition of philanthropic focus on the well-being of women, non-binary people, and children, philanthropic partners will be determined by Grand Chapter and partnerships will be assessed periodically.
Delta Phi Epsilon supports the following philanthropic partners and initiatives: a. The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation b. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation c. Positive body image initiatives in support of ANAD, NEDA, or a local organization doing similar work.
After debate and assembly voting, the amendment was adopted. This means that in addition to the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, chapters are able to pursue philanthropic efforts towards ANAD, NEDA or a local organization that does similar work in the sphere of positive body image initiatives. Since this was adopted at Grand Chapter in July 2022, chapters for the fall semester are now able to utilize this amendment and apply it to their own philanthropic timelines and receive chapter assessment points.
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Awards Recipient Chapters
Inter-Sorority Cooperation Award
Harriett Block Macht Award
Zeta Mu Ontario Tech University
Epsilon Rho Hofstra University
Gamma Kappa Capital University Risk Management Programming Certificate
Excellence in Chapter Management Certificate
Zeta Epsilon Carleton University Eating Disorder Awarness Programming Certificate
Gamma Beta Florida Atlantic University Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Programming Certificate Beta Tau Nova Southeastern University
Philanthropic Award - Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Alpha Gamma Florida International University Philanthropic Award - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Delta Nu Temple University
Philanthropic Award - Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Omega University of Miami Alumnae Service Cup Phoenix Alumnae Association
Ethel Schonfeld Gerson Community Service Cup Zeta Gamma Kutztown University
DIMES for DPhiE Top Fundraising Alumna
Ayleen Barbel Fattal
Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University DIMES for DPhiE Educational Foundation Awards - 2020 Psi University of Georgia
DIMES for DPhiE Educational Foundation Awards - 2021 Gamma Beta Florida Atlantic University Jan Mays Advisors Award
Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University
Laura Blazewicz-Miller Beta Nu chapter at Wesley College Justice Award Anna Maria Curry
Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Award
Alpha Pi chapter at Southern Connecticut State University Sisterhood Award Venissa DeCastro Beta Sigma chapter at University of Ottawa Love Award Olivia Ghikas Gamma Rho chapter at University of Maine Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor fo the Biennium Award Molly Kresl, California Polytechnic State UniversityHumboldt
Outstanding Panhellenic Leadership Award
Beta Rho chapter at University of Illinois at Chicago Cecelia Wahnish Shopiro Hall of Honor Award
Gina Curtis Epsilon Upsilon chapter at California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt
California Alumnae Association Outstanding Senior to Alumnae Program California Alumnae Association Outstanding Alumna of the Biennium Award
Outstanding Alumnae Recruitment Program Award
Epsilon Upsilon chapter at California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt Elisabeth Matuska Alpha Pi chapter at Southern Connecticut State University Outstanding Undergraduates of the Biennium Courtney Searles
Gamma Beta chapter at Florida Atlantic University
Gamma Beta chapter at Florida Atlantic University Venassa Baptiste
Zeta Epsilon Chapter at Carleton University Peyton Cameron Gamma Chapter at Syracuse University Rhoda Klein Award Phi Psi Keene State College
Outstanding Website Award Zeta Epsilon Carleton University Outstanding Alumnae Newsletter Award Epsilon Upsilon California Polytechnic University-Humboldt Bonnie Gelman Simon Memorial Award Zeta Epsilon Carleton University Bette Weissburg Spero House Management Award Psi University of Georgia
Outstanding Recruitment Program Omega University of Miami Allison Plotkin “Good to Great” Chapter Recruitment Award Zeta Iota Northern Arizona University Outstanding Overall Recruitment Award Beta Chi St. Norbert College Most Improved Recruitment Program
Lambda Adelphi University
Epsilon Upsilon California Polytechnic University-Humboldt Overall Best New Chapter Award Zeta Kappa Union College
Outstanding New Member Program
The President’s Award for Meritorious Effort
Alpha New York University
The Progress Plaque Alpha Pi Southern Conneticut State University
The Rita E. Rosner Cup
Academic Honor Roll
Gamma Kappa Capital University
Alpha Sigma St. Francis University Epsilon Rho Hofstra University
Phi Upsilon Robert Morris University
Alpha Theta Stockton University
Lambda Adelphi University
Delta Kappa University of Florida Phi Lambda Emory University
Delta Eta University of Michigan
Zeta Delta Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Delta Delta Indiana University
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2022-2024 International Governing Board
Our 2022-2024 International Governing Board (IGB) was elected during Grand Chapter and installed during Ritual. Continue reading below for a bit about each member and their committee work for this biennium.
Phi Tau at Rutgers Camden University
This is Lisa’s third term on the IGB and first term as President.
First Vice President
Alpha Gamma at Florida International University
This is Ana’s first term as FVP and fourth term on the IGB. She is the first Latina member to hold the role of First Vice President. Ana will focus on moving forward with the strategic plan of Delta Phi Epsilon by working closely with all of the committee chairs.
Alpha Epsilon at Kennesaw State University
This is Vashti’s third term on the IGB. She will be leading the Placement Committee, which places volunteers with our committees.
Delta Sigma at Rider University
Past International President (2016-2020) and longtime volunteer, Tricia Carlin will continue to lead the Human Resources Committee.
Gamma at Syracuse University
This is Roxanne’s 6th term on the IGB. Having just completed her term as International President, she will lead the Nominating Committee this biennium. The nominating committee identifies volunteers who are ready for higher-level service to Delta Phi Epsilon.
Committee Work & Getting Involved
The work of Delta Phi Epsilon’s committees is led by board members from the IGB, Educational Foundation, and NHC. We periodically seek new volunteers to move forward with the important work of our committees.
If you have graduated within the last 5 years or have never volunteered with Delta Phi Epsilon, we encourage you to begin your volunteer work as a chapter advisory board member.
If you are ready to level up to a committee role, email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about volunteering is available at dphie.org/volunteer
Delta Sigma at Rider University
For Laura’s second term on the IGB, she is stepping into the chair role for the Kindness Committee.
Beta Chi at St. Norbert College
This is Heather’s third term on the IGB. She will lead the Awards and Recognitions Committee as it takes on a new form this biennium. Heather will also continue to serve as our International Ritualist.
Zeta at University of Toronto
For Hilary’s third term, she will be bringing an important Canadian perspective to our Governance Committee.
Psi at University of Georgia
Past International President, Stacy will be leading the Status Review committee this biennium.
Epsilon Gamma at Stevens Institute of Technology
For Emily’s first term on the IGB, she will be joining the Governance Committee as co-chair.
Alpha Gamma Chapter at Florida International University
This is Carolina’s first term on IGB and she will be working with the Kindness Committee.
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Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Volunteer Application & Appointment Process
by Morgan Kaplan
The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Volunteer Application and Appointment process was adopted in August in an effort to streamline the process of applications, CAB volunteer vetting, and appointments. The goal was to create a process where applications could be collected and managed in one place, one-on-one conversations could take place between each CAB applicant and the Director of Volunteer Services, and input from the CAB from the chapter of interest was included. Additionally, the hope was that a process could be created that is quick and easy to complete, allows for the volunteer candidate to have an opportunity to ask questions, and streamlines a process so that volunteer candidates can be appointed within a reasonable time frame.
Volunteer Candidate Completes Application
Volunteer candidates can complete the short application by visiting this webpage
Volunteer Candidate Receives Confirmation & Question Prompts
Once the application has been submitted, the volunteer candidate receives a confirmation email that contains a copy of their application, a link to sign up for a 15-minute conversation with the Director of Volunteer Services, as well as question prompts.
The questions prompts are to be completed based on the years post-graduation for the volunteer candidate. For example, there is one set of questions for volunteer candidates who are 5 years or fewer post-grad, etc. This allows for the volunteer candidate to have some time to think critically about aspects related to their strengths, potential contributions to the CAB, and ways that they will make an impact on the chapter that they serve. Questions should be completed and sent to the Director of Volunteer Services prior to the interview.
Interview with Director of Volunteer Services
This 15-minute conversation is an opportunity for the Director of Volunteer Services to ask any follow-up questions based on the submitted responses, as well as for the volunteer candidate to ask any questions that they may have.
Referral to Lead Advisor
Following the interview, the Director of Volunteer Services then refers the volunteer candidate to the Lead Advisor of the chapter of interest. It is then the Lead Advisor’s responsibility to set up some time to chat with the volunteer candidate about the chapter, needs of the CAB, strengths, opportunities for improvement, and the best position fit. From there, the Lead Advisor lets the Director of Volunteer Services know what position would be the best fit.
The Director of Volunteer Services confirms the appointment. The volunteer will receive a confirmation email once their appointment has been processed.
We are always looking for volunteer referrals! If you know someone who has a love of DPhiE, a desire to give back, and a willingness to create a sense of belonging and community among our members, we would love to meet them! Please send your referral to email@example.com.
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Our 21st-Century Member
In June 2022, International Headquarters announced that we shifted our organizational structure to a support model that centers on the training and development of the local advisory board members and leadership teams within alumnae associations.
This development comes from intense research, analysis of available data, and expert advice over the last two years. In 2020, our Executive Director, Nicole DeFeo, assembled a team to help plan our way ahead. It became known as such; the Plan-Ahead Team. Led by the enterprise COO, Jessi Sheridan, and enterprise CFO, Angel DiRenzo, the team was made up of intelligent partners from the sorority/fraternity world, experts from the business community and higher education gurus.
In addition, we examined the results of the Iris Survey against our Standards of Excellence and the results revealed common trends. Chapters with consistent face-to face support from knowledgeable sources scored higher in our Standards of Excellence and reported more positive experiences within DPhiE. Chapters and associations with mentors and advisors who were knowledgeable provided more leadership opportunities, through executing more DPhiE-approved programs, and were more financially stable.
Through this careful examination of data and thoughtful consideration, we found it beneficial to shift our support model from one that features new graduate leadership consultants traveling to chapters when time and resources permit to a skill-based model. This new structure replaces the traditional departmental model that had been the way of work for the last 15 years. This transition began in January 2022.
International Headquarters has restructured and added critical departments to support what is needed to take our membership to the next level. The new structure features a leadership program development arm spearheaded by the Director of Leadership Education Brittany Acosta, volunteer services department overseen by the Director of Volunteer Services Morgan Kaplan, an operations division led by the Director of Member Operations Alina Quintana and a growth team led by the Director of Membership Growth Christina Lopez.
We are excited to continue growing our International Headquarters within this skill-based model and look forward to exploring new and innovative ways to continue to add value to our membership at all levels.
Director of Member Operations
Born, and raised in Miami, FL, Alina has a background in Higher Education Administration and prides herself in the ability to build meaningful relationships and create mission-driven initiatives. When not at work, she enjoys exploring new cities, immersing herself in a movie or TV series, trying new foods, and spending time with loved ones.
Director of Leadership Education
Brittany is a DPHIE alumna from the Beta Tau chapter who is passionate about making leadership education opportunities engaging, relatable and accessible for all. She can often be seen after work spending time with her family, drinking coffee, talking about her favorite Peloton instructor, or daydreaming about their next family adventure.
Director of Membership Growth
Christina is a double graduate from FIU and currently resides in Miami, FL. Aside from being a professional unicorn, she enjoys spending quality time with family & friends, reading non-fiction, or off-roading in her Jeep!
Coordinator of Leadership Education
Bella is known for her passion for traveling and creating new adventures around the Windy City. She graduated from The University of Tampa and rediscovered her love of reading books in a day and attempting to learn new languages.
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JAYME HERMAN Finance Coordinator
From Central New Jersey, Jayme has a degree from Johnson and Wales University in Accounting and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at Montclair State University. When she isn’t working and studying she spends her time with her family and her dachshund puppy Colby.
Director of Volunteer Services
Born and raised in the Land of Lincoln, Morgan still calls Springfield, IL home. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, which is where she spent the last 10 years of her professional career. Morgan is a lover of musical theatre and enjoys teaching dance, directing, and choreographing musicals in her spare time. Her three favorite people are her husband, Damien, and their 2 sons, Sawyer and Palmer.
Director of Operations – Housing & Facilities
Originally from Alabama, Megan grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Campbell University, where she was a founding sister of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter. She is a huge sports gal-- especially when it comes to football! She was strictly a Crimson Tide fan until she met her long-time boyfriend, Alex, who works in college football. She can now be found in Morgantown cheering on the West Virginia Mountaineers (until football takes them somewhere across the country to somewhere new!).
Chapter Support Specialist
Sam was born and raised in Upstate, NY, and went to college at Syracuse University. Now, Sam is located in Rhode Island and spends her free time at the beach, spin classes, or driving to Taylor Swift’s beach house.
Coordinator of Communications Raised in the cornfields of Indiana, Megan has three degrees and one of them specializes in Renaissance Literature. She can often be seen after work reading a good book, watching anime, or drinking cold brew (yes, even in the winter).
Coordinator of Membership Growth
Savannah lives in Savannah, GA (ironic, we know) with her two dogs and husband, Seth. She has a love for books, Kacey Musgraves, the beach, breweries, college student development, and Diet Coke.
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2022 Iris Awards
Know of a staff member who went above and beyond to be inclusionary and create value for our organization? Or how about a CAB member who has demonstrated incredible leadership through integrity and accountability? Nominate them for an Iris Award!
At IHQ, we strive to create a culture of feedback and one of the ways of doing so is through the Iris Awards. This recognition is given to someone who has demonstrated one or more of the three I’s: Innovation, Inclusion and/ or Integrity. We encourage our staff and volunteers to apply these three I’s to their everyday lives, personally and professionally.
The following criteria will be used in selecting The Iris Awards:
1. Individual must have displayed one of the three I’s at the time of nomination: Innovation, Inclusion and/or Integrity. These three characteristics exemplify our corporate culture.
2 Anyone part of the DPhiE IHQ family has the opportunity to be nominated. This includes IHQ staff, interns, ILC’s, house directors, RA’s and CAB members/volunteers.
3. Nominations can be submitted by clicking the nomination form button below.
*Please note, you may not nominate yourself for this award.
4. Additional criteria will be used to determine worthy candidates and will focus on how much they care, taking pride in always providing the best overall experience for our members. The nominee should also exemplify the core values and standards of DPhiE.
• Create Value
• Create Sense of Belonging
• Cultural Competency
• Honest Feedback
The Iris committee will evaluate the nominations and select a winner each month. To ensure the process is unbiased, the names of the individuals nominated will not be visible to the voting committee; only the description as to why the person was nominated for The Iris Award will be visible to the committee.
The committee will meet the second Wednesday of every month to review the nominations and select the newest Iris Award winner.
The winner of each month’s Iris Award will be presented with the following
• For IHQ staff, an additional ½ PTO day (four (4) hours).
• For volunteers, choice of $50 VISA gift card or a Delta Phi Epsilon Swag.
• Name displayed on a plaque at IHQ for one year.
• Name and photo, if available, announced on social media.
• Name and photo, if available, printed in the TRIAD.
At the end of each calendar year, all current year winners will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be presented with a $500 prize. The winner will be announced at the monthly meeting.
The committee is multidisciplinary, consisting of executive-level staff members. Three committee members must be present to vote.
To learn more about the three I’s: click here. To nominate someone: click here
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BILLINGHIGHWAY HOUSING PORTAL
Delta Phi Epsilon proudly rolled out a new Billhighway Housing Portal this semester. Partnering with Billhighway on this payment platform for members with housing fees was a natural progression for IHQ. Members of chapters with housing are now able to pay their housing and sorority fees on one consistent platform. Members are familiar with Billhighway as they already utilize the platform to pay Sorority dues. Improving the experience for our members is always a priority and this rollout will accomplish will help that.
GAMMA CHAPTER AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
This past summer the Delta Phi Epsilon National Housing Corporation relocated the Gamma chapter house. We moved out of Walnut Street and into 131 College Ave, increasing our occupancy from 16 to 20 resident members. As an added reward, we surprised the chapter with new furniture for the first floor and dining room. Our design team focused on branding the furniture and décor to reflect a DPhiE property while also featuring a room that highlights the colors of the university, blue and orange. The members affectionately call this room the Syracuse room.
ZETA THETA CHAPTER AT UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Over the summer, in preparation for fall recruitment, the National Housing Corporation updated a few areas of the Zeta Theta chapter house. When PNM’s walked through the door for the first time, we wanted them to know they were in a DPhiE house. The University awarded the Zeta Theta chapter with the “Most Improved Sorority” award, which we highlighted in the entryway.
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by Ashley Kerbel
In Delta Phi Epsilon, sisterhood is not a “one size fits all” approach. Throughout a member’s experience, members of DPhiE will have exciting opportunities and face hardships, and we want to support each member throughout each season. Statuses in DPhiE include Active, Inactive, Transfer/Non-Continuing, and Alumna. To learn more about status options, click here to view a video.
Throughout the last few months, Delta Phi Epsilon’s Headquarters Staff took the time to look into our membership processes and were determined in creating a comprehensive, easy, and standardized status change process for chapters.
As a result, we established standardized dates for all chapters to complete status changes. On the chart below, you will find the deadlines for when all chapters will have to submit information forms to IHQ, submit member status changes on MyDPhiE, and when status changes will reset. These deadline dates will stay consistent moving forward and not change from year to year.
Fall Term July 15 Fall Information Form Due
August 10 Fall Status Changes Due*
December 10 End of Term Status Changes Due
December 20 Status Change Reset
Spring Term December 20 Spring Information Form Due
January 10 Spring Status Changes Due*
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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
by Isabella Portincaso
Delta Phi Epsilon’s New Member Orientation (NMO) program has been fully updated as of August 2022. The updated program has been intentionally designed to ensure that all new members, regardless of chapter, are provided the same foundational knowledge and experience. The program is also designed to be simple to facilitate by VPMDs and NMEs. The NMO now consists of two parts required by all new members: the online New Member Orientation course and chapter facilitated new member meetings.
We have redesigned the online new member orientation course on a brand new learning platform, LearnUpon. Although on a new platform, we will continue calling our online learning DPHIE Learning. In this new learning platform, new members can access the new member orientation course, network with each other in our new “Discussion Forum”, VPMDs and NMEs can track their new members progress in their course through the “Reports” feature, and advisors can view the course themselves to better advise their chapters. This online platform also allows for additional creativity in course creation
to meet a variety of learning styles and hold the attention of our new members. Finally, this system provides the ability for IHQ to gather course experience feedback immediately, within the course and award badges and certificates for course milestones and completion.
Chapter leaders will be responsible for facilitating the New Member Meetings. These should take place once a week and should not last more than one hour. In our new facilitator guide, detailed instructions for supplies, timing and facilitation are provided to chapter leaders. Each week’s facilitation also provides opportunities for them to deliver and create chapter and campus-specific presentations and activities. The chapter based new member meetings will briefly review information from the online course but more importantly, will take a deeper dive into their chapter history and operations with a focus on new members deeply connecting with each other and current chapter members.
The new member orientation program strives to create a sense of belonging for all new members while teaching them the essential information they will need to know to be positively contributing members of DPHIE, their chapter and their local community.
LEADERSHIP TEAM Transition Education
The Leadership Team (LT) Transition workshop is an annual educational program that encourages incoming Leadership Team members to be introduced to the valuable developmental skills and tools they can utilize over the course of their elected term as a leader in Team Excellence. This live, virtual workshop reviews key resources, stakeholders, methods for addressing conflict, and crucial reminders to assist them as new leaders of their chapters while also providing LT members the opportunity to connect and share with their peers. No matter the level of support, knowledge or experience, an incoming Leadership Team member is coming into the position with, they will have equal access to a strong foundation of IHQ provided information, insight, resources, and peer networking through this workshop to get started in their role on LT. These workshops happen during the second
and third week of November annually and it is required that each incoming leadership team member attend one workshop.
Leadership Team members will also be provided with a fully updated, position-specific online course on DPHIE learning. These courses have been intentionally designed to provide clear and accurate information about their positions, the Team Excellence model, Delta Phi Epsilon’s expectations and policies, as well as significant skills they will need to practice in their positions. A foundational knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging crafted by professionals in the field will also be included in this course to ensure we are creating strong, knowledgeable, and transformational leaders.
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2022 Scholarship Recipients
One of the largest programs of the Educational Foundation is the academic scholarship awards. Given out annually in the spring, several scholarships are awarded to support both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants for general scholarships must be members in good standing. The awards are highly competitive.
The Educational Foundation also awards named or endowed scholarships through the generosity of our donors who wish to leave a lasting legacy in honor or memory of their loved ones. This year one new scholarship endowment was fully funded, thus opening up the opportunity for an additional scholar to be named.
This scholarship, established and endowed by the members and alumni of the Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University(FIU) in partnership with the Foundation, honors the legacy, kindness, and fighting spirit of Jenny Cordero, a sister who lost her battle with thymus cancer in 2017. It will be awarded to a scholarship applicant from the Alpha Gamma chapter who demonstrates the qualities of persistence, academic achievement, and financial need.
THE DR. TOBY TAMARKIN SCHOLARSHIP
STEPHANIE BULLOCK Psi, University of Georgia
THE ARLEEN KRUGER HONICK SCHOLARSHIP
REBEKAH THOMPSON Psi, University of Georgia
THE MADELEINE CLAIRE MCNULTY SCHOLARSHIP
BREANNA FARNEY Delta Sigma, Rider University
EVE FRANCISCO Delta Pi, Pennsylvania State University
MOIRA NEARY Omega, University of Miami
MARY PAT MacRAE
Zeta Epsilon, Carleton University
MARGARET ANNE BORNEMAN
Omega, University of Miami
Zeta Alpha, Tennessee Technological University
Zeta Kappa, Union College
Epsilon Zeta, LaSalle University
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MAGGIE KNAUSS MEET...
How did receiving this scholarship impact your education and/or life in general?
This scholarship allowed me to finish up my degree and graduate this December with my Master’s! Without having to stress about paying my tuition I’ve been able to focus on developing my skills as an educator, engaging with my community, and learning things I’m passionate about! I have felt so loved and uplifted by this sorority throughout my college career and feel so lucky to have a truly supportive sisterhood like this.
Why should other sisters take the time to apply for scholarships through the Educational Foundation?
Degree / Specialization
These scholarships are the ultimate way for sisters to support sisters in their education! You may think it isn’t worth your time or worry that you won’t receive a; scholarship but by submitting an application you’re opening up the door for this sisterhood to truly live by its values and support your success. You’ll never know if you don’t try!
Gamma, Syracuse University
PRIYA PAREKH Delta Pi, Pennsylvania State University
HANNAH RYAN Epsilon Zeta, LaSalle University
MADISON CAREN Psi, University of Georgia
MEAGHAN MAHAR Gamma, Syracuse University
GIANNA BRUNO Beta Psi, Brandeis University
LINDSAY WOODARD Alpha, New York University
MARGARET KNAUSS Psi, University of Georgia
Beta Psi, Brandeis University
Zeta Gamma, Kutztown University
Psi, Univeristy of Georgia Alumna -Graduate Scholarship Recipient
Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education
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BETA ALPHA CHAPTER, EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY – PRESCOTT
We had the highest number of philanthropy hours per member out of all sororities on campus. On average, each member contributed 13.8 hours to philanthropy. Pictured here is a few of our sisters tabling for ANAD week. We sold rose balloons!
ALPHA PI, SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
We held a great ANAD week in the Spring 22 semester! We had raised over $2,000 overall for the philanthropy and this was the most we have ever raised. We did a week of tabling, events, and speakers, and then to end it we held our annual fashion show where we had multiple different representations from organizations around campus, including other greek organizations to raise awareness and allow everyone to feel safe in their own skin and confident!
CT ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
The Connecticut Alumnae Association hopes everyone had a great summer! This summer we held a virtual happy hour, a hike at a Connecticut state park, and had 4 attendees attend ILF in Walt Disney World! Save the date for our next meeting, Sunday, October 2, 2022. If you are interested in membership, please email DphieCTAlumnae@ gmail.com
EPSILON UPSILON, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
During this past spring 2022 semester, the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter hosted our annual Deepher Dude event in an effort to raise money for ANAD. The Epsilon Upsilon chapter was able to raise $1,700 for the philanthropy. We were also able to hold our annual Formal Banquet for the first time in 2 years at the end of April 2022. Two of our Leadership Team members were able to travel from California to Florida to attend the Biennial International Leadership Conference! Our two members; Juliana Espinoza (President) and Tabitha Page (MAL) were able to represent our proud chapter and take home two chapter awards: Outstanding New Member Education Program and Outstanding Alumnae Newsletter. Our Advisor Kacie Flynn, was also able to represent the California Alumnae Association and take home 3 Outstanding Alumnae awards. To finish off ILF our chapter was able to participate in an auction on our historic chapter flag which sold for $1,200 and went to the Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation. One of our Alumnae, Gina Curtis, so kindly gifted the chapter flag to the members of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter.
DELAWARE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
The Delaware Alumnae Association (DEAA) hosted a family-friendly event to celebrate Founder’s Day together. We were also thrilled to have a few members attend ILF. Shoutout to Viviana Nijamkin-Acosta for serving as the association voting delegate and Jessica Wescott for serving as a breakout session presenter during ILF. A new LT was elected in August and we are excited to get back to more in-person activities together, bringing back the opportunity for members to engage in service opportunities, and increasing our opportunities to connect with new members in DE, PA, NJ, and MD. We also want to congratulate DEAA member, Lisa Condon, on being installed as the DPHIE International President at ILF this summer-we are so proud of you!
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION & CHAPTER
Beta Alpha Chapter
Epsilon Upsilon Chapter
CT Alumnae Association
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Delaware Alumnae Association
BETA TAU, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
In the Spring 2022 semester, the Beta Tau chapter hosted our annual Rose Bowl (flag football tournament) for CF and our annual Fashion Show for our local philanthropy, Relay for Life. We raised $1,582 for CF and $7368.89 for Relay for life. We also went all in for DIMES for DPhiE to support the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. During our relay week, we hosted parent’s weekend and parents were able to come to our philanthropy event, Fashion Show. Our school greek office hosted greek week and during that time we won the award for the philanthropy of the year for our Mr. Fintastic event (male pageant for CF). We completed informal recruitment and initiated 10 wonderful new sisters into our chapter. Alongside all of this, our chapter participated in numerous community service activities, hosted events to connect with Alumnae, had events to strengthen our sisterhood including our sisterhood retreat and formal, celebrated founders day, and collaborated with many other organizations to stay social. We even hosted our second Red Table Talk with other organizations to educate further on diversity within our campus and the whole world. We ended the semester celebrating our seniors who were graduating to honor them for everything they accomplished within Delta Phi Epsilon and throughout their college experience. We can’t wait to see all we accomplish this semester!
OMEGA CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
The Omega chapter at the University of Miami is ecstatic to be back on campus and spending quality time with our sisters. This past summer, two of our Leadership Team members attended the ILF conference in Orlando, Florida, where we were honored to receive two awards. The first is the ANAD Philanthropic Award for raising the largest amount of donations for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 2 years in a row! The second is the Outstanding Recruitment Program award highlighting our retention rate as the highest out of 107 chapters. We are beyond grateful to have received these awards and look forward to continuing our dedication in the coming years! Additionally, two of our advisors were installed on the international governing board this past summer. Ana Morales will serve as International First Vice President, and Carolina Yera as a General Member of the International Governing Board. We are so proud of our amazing advisors and cannot wait to see all the good they do as board members. The omega chapter is eager to take on this year with even more ambition and drive than ever!
PHI LAMBDA, EMORY UNIVERSITY
Our chapter, Phi Lambda, attended the International Leadership Forum (ILF) at Disney Coronado Springs in July where we met other chapters of DPhiE, attended Grand Chapter, and listened to keynote speakers that talked about social justice and how to make our chapters as inclusive as they can be. In addition to meeting the inspiring women from the other chapters, we also won an award for being the chapter with one of the highest average GPAs for two consecutive years. We are extremely proud of our members for earning this achievement!
DELTA KAPPA, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Delta Kappa at the University of Florida has had an incredible past 6 months! In the spring, our chapter was awarded the highest GPA on UF’s campus. We are one of 18 sororities in the Panhellenic Council at UF; UF is the Top 5 Public University in the Nation! We kicked off the fall semester with our Spirit Week, Fall Recruitment Process, and Bid Day in August! Delta Kappa Alum, Nikki Fried, even stopped by with her Purple and Gold tour bus as she told us stories of her involvement and inspired us with her gubernatorial campaign! This year, our Bid Day theme was DPhiE Retro Pool party and we had a blast welcoming our 3 Pi Chis (Panhellenic Counselors) and all our New Members home! We are currently going through our New Member Education process with over 65 New Members! Delta Kappa also just welcomed our parents to our house for Parent’s Weekend on September 16th! Sisters and their families had a blast cheering on the Gators together! We also hosted various events and a gorgeous Sunday brunch at the Deeph house! We are looking forward to our Deepher Dude event coming up on October 11!
PSI CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
In the Spring 2022 semester, the Psi chapter hosted our annual Week of Worth, benefiting ANAD. During this week, we hosted a trivia night with 350 attendants, tabled on campus, and held a vigil to honor those affected by eating disorders. We were able to raise $4,000! We also had our first out-of-state sisterhood retreat to Dollywood and formal in Nashville in three years!
Beta Tau Chapter
Delta Kappa Chapter
Phi Lambda Chapter
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ZETA ZETA, YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE
Here at Zeta Zeta, we have been working so hard on our philanthropies! We have loads of events planned, and we’re working closely with our community as well so that our sisters can engage in service opportunities that are meaningful to them. Right now, we are working with the Isiah 117 project, which is an organization that helps ease the process of foster children moving in between homes.
ALPHA MU CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANDEARBORN
This year we raised over $3000 dollars for ANAD through our late-night event in March which is the most we’ve raised in 10 years. We also won Outstanding Fraternity and Sorority Life Organization out of every greek chapter on our campus (13). We welcomed in 7 members in the fall and 2 members in the Winter. Our chapter went all in for dimes for dphie and we’re super excited to see where the rest of the year takes us!
BETA PHI, CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
In the Spring ‘22 semester, we put on a “Dphie’s Aura” themed bid day, and took a class of 9 lovely new members!
DELTA DELTA CHAPTER, INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Fall is in full swing at Delta Delta. The academic year has started and members are back home at 818 East Third Street. It is football season and many of our members enjoy game days. We hosted our annual family weekend on September 9-11. We have members participating in fall intramural sports. We hosted informal recruitment and welcomed home five sigmas for our fall informal 2022 member class. We added a couple of new faces to our LT.
GAMMA RHO CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Gamma Rho chapter completed 350 hours of community service, raised over $1,100 for ANAD and CFF, and initiated four new members! We are looking forward to formal recruitment this fall!
PHI PHI CHAPTER, TOWSON UNIVERSITY
During the Spring of 2022, the Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University had a very successful semester! We raised $4,576.00 for ANAD through our ANAD week activities which included tabling events where we trashed our insecurities, as well as our annual Chapter Feud and Deepher Dude events!
DELTA ETA, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
During the Spring ‘22 semester, the Delta Eta chapter hosted a successful parent’s weekend, built on-campus relationships with other orgs through fundraisers, and supported other sisters’ events. We also welcomed 50 new members to PC 22, a new house mom, and have been updating our new house to fit the sisterhood of Delta Phi Epsilon. With things opening up following COVID, we have gotten to host more sisterhood events such as the Angelo’s breakfast and PC 22 sleepover in the house. Delta Eta is looking forward to the Fall ‘22 semester and continuing to grow our sisterhood!
ALPHA TAU CHAPTER, WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
This past academic school year we won best Greek organization, held the most study hours, and raised the most money for our philanthropies. We are so excited to continue our hard work into this upcoming year!
ZETA BETA CHAPTER, TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY
In the spring 2022 semester, Zeta Beta held two extremely successful events, our annual spelling bee, raising over $900 for the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, and the 65 roses gala raising over $1600 for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This was the first time since the pandemic that both these events were held in person, and we can not wait to continue holding in-person events over the next semester.
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION & CHAPTER
Zeta Zeta Chapter
Delta Delta Chapter
Phi Phi Chapter
Alpha Mu Chapter
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PHI PSI CHAPTER, KEENE STATE COLLEGE
This past Spring, the Phi Psi Chapter won the Most Outstanding Greek Organization Award at Keene State Colleges Annual Leadership Award Banquet for our commitment to our community and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This Fall, we are gearing up for our second annual Iris Icon! The entire chapter is excited to raise money for CF while promoting our values across our campus.
ALPHA DELTA CHAPTER, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
In the spring 2022, the Alpha Delta chapter hosted our annual ANAD Auction, a large fundraising event with a raffle raising over $8,000! We sponsored a Powderpuff Football Tournament in which chapters across campus competed and raised money for a charity of the winner’s choice. We also welcomed 28 new members to our chapter, and we’re looking forward to another great year!
ALPHA PHI CHAPTER, RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
This past we initiated 14 new members, and we held our philanthropy event “Are You Smarter than a Deepher” to raise money for ANAD. We also participated in Relay for Life at our school with other organizations where we raised over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society!
ALPHA THETA CHAPTER, STOCKTON UNIVERSITY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Alpha Theta chapter won a Service and Philanthropy award for the 2021-22 academic school year after raising over $100 per member across various philanthropic fundraising efforts. We were able to raise $4,714 and participate in 7 service events. We also were ranked top GPA through Stockton University’s Panhellenic Council. Our GPA successes do not end there. We recently won the Academic Honor Roll Award at the International Leadership Forum for being within the top 10% of GPAs within Delta Phi Epsilon. With all of our accomplishments in Spring 2022, we are looking forward to another successful semester.
BETA ETA CHAPTER, NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
With a chapter of 36 active members, we are able to be recognized on campus as a chapter with the highest GPA, the most money raised and donated, and the largest chapter size. We continue to grow with our newest member class consisting of 15 new sisters!
BETA XI CHAPTER, THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Beta Xi Chapter hosted our annual Deepher Dude event, raising over $4,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We also co-hosted our annual Out of the Darkness Walk with our locally adopted philanthropy, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We were so happy to welcome 30 new members to our chapter last semester!
ALPHA ETA CHAPTER, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Alpha Eta chapter hosted our annual Deepher Dude event where we hosted a male pageant for all of Montclair State University. We had music, dancing, and alumni come out to support us. We were able to raise $2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This past semester we also were lucky enough to gain and initiate 21 new members. We cannot wait to see what this year holds for us!
DELTA OMEGA CHAPTER, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
“At the beginning of this semester, the Delta Omega chapter at Monmouth University held our first-ever Deepher Dude event. Deepher Dude is a male pageant-style event that raises money for one of our philanthropies, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year, we raised a grand total of $1,500! The theme this year was “”America’s Next Top Deepher Dude.”” The Sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon would like to thank all of our contestants who participated, everyone did an amazing job! A huge thank you to our outgoing VPP Sophia Edwards and incoming VPP Gianna Astafa for organizing and hosting this amazing event!
Phi Psi Chapter
Alpha Delta Chapter
Alpha Eta Chapter
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Delta Omega Chapter
The Delta Omega Chapter is proud to say we are the two-time reigning champions of Greek Week here at Monmouth University! Our chapter participated in events held across all Greek organizations at Monmouth University. These events included Tug-O-War, Cornhole Tournament, Alumni Networking, Penny Wars, and Minute to Win It. Our sisters gave their all in representing our team which was “Star Wars;” We were partnered with the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity. Greek Week Coordinators, Ali Goldstein, and Gabriella Rodriguez, collaborated exclusively with our VPAA, Loreanna Caputi, and our president, Jessica Rantinella, to effectively communicate all Greek Week-associated information out to our sisters.
EPSILON CHI CHAPTER, WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Epsilon Chi chapter hosted our bi-annual Deepher Dude & Dudette Pageant. We were able to raise $1,700 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our sisters also participated in the Polar Plunge and raised $1,300 for the Special Olympics. This past semester we also initiated 6 new members, and we had a graduating class of 16 poised, intelligent, and ambitious sisters obtain their bachelor’s degrees. We are so excited for what’s to come this fall semester!
GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER, CALDWELL UNIVERSITY
Our VPEB, Kiara Josey, hosted an interactive workshop for all Greek organizations and sports members on campus, teaming up with Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness (SAPA) and Title XI to bring awareness to hazing and sexual violence amongst Greek Life and Student Life at Caldwell University!
PHI TAU CHAPTER, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - CAMDEN
This Spring Semester of 2022, we hosted our annual Deepher Dude to help raise awareness for one of our philanthropies. With the help of our families, greek organizations, and other student lead organizations on campus, we raised over $3,600 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We were also honored that at ILF by Lisa Condon, made a donation to the DPHIE educational foundation, and donated our chapter flag back to the Phi Tau Chapter.
ALPHA CHAPTER, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Alpha had an amazing spring semester, raising over $16,000 for the B+ foundation and over $500 for ANAD! We also held our first in-person recruitment since 2019 this fall, and welcomed 37 new members! We are super excited to welcome in the Phi Sigmas!
BETA OMEGA CHAPTER, ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
The Beta Omega Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon at St. John’s University--Jamaica Campus held the highest GPA for the Spring 2022 semester among all Panhellenic sororities at a 3.55 cumulative average. We are so proud of our sisters for their continued dedication to not only the chapter but to their academics. We look forward to keeping this average, or increasing it, this semester. This spring at St. John’s University’s annual Greek Awards Banquet, Beta Omega took home four awards for the 2021-2022 year; Living Our Values, Panhellenic President (Kristen Cohen), Panhellenic Sorority Women of the Year (Angela Schettini), and Advisor of the Year (Amora Destina Laucella)!
BETA UPSILON CHAPTER, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Beta Upsilon chapter at RIT was declared a 5-star chapter by the University in the Spring Semester for completing university objectives and going above and beyond with chapter involvement.
DELTA IOTA CHAPTER, QUEENS COLLEGE
After three years of virtual student activity on campus, the Delta Iota Chapter at CUNY Queens College participated in Club Day and Meet the Greeks. We took this opportunity to empower like-minded women and share the embodiment of esse quam videri.
EPSILON EPSILON CHAPTER , SUNY COLLEGE AT ALBANY
In the Spring, the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at University at Albany, SUNY hosted our annual Deepher Dude, where we raised about $400 for our beloved philanthropy, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We welcomed a new member class of 10, who participated in various on and off-campus events with sisters. New members and sisters were able to participate in our university’s annual Pine Hills cleanup, Gamma Sigma Alpha week, and Field Day for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
EPSILON RHO CHAPTER, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
In May 2022, the Epsilon Rho chapter was honored to receive the Fraternity & Sorority Life Spirit Award from Hofstra’s Office of Student Leadership and Engagement! The Fraternity & Sorority Life Spirit Award is given to a chapter that exemplifies the concept of positive inter-fraternal relationships amongst the Hofstra fraternity and sorority community while succeeding in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and member development.
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION & CHAPTER
Epsilon Chi Chapter
Gamma Lambda Chapter
Beta Omega Chapter
Delta Iota Chapter
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GAMMA CHAPTER, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
We held a snow cone fundraiser for CFF last spring. We spent $200 on all of the items and made over $3500.
GAMMA PHI CHAPTER, ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
During the Spring 2022 semester, the sisters of Gamma Phi were recognized as Greek Life of the Year for the 5th consecutive year in a row. We also initiated ten new members during this time.
LAMBDA CHAPTER, ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Lambda chapter had the largest recruitment turnaround, initiating 27 new members and totaling as a chapter of 90 members on campus. This led us to become the largest organization on Adelphi’s campus. We were lucky enough to receive the ILF award for the Most Improved Recruitment Program at Disney. We are so excited to see what this year has in store for us!
ZETA KAPPA CHAPTER, UNION COLLEGE
This summer, we won the Overall Best New Chapter Award at the ILF Convention! As a new chapter, this was incredibly meaningful to us, and we are so grateful to our founders, alumni, and all of our members for their continued excellence within the organization and in their personal and academic lives. We also won the Greek Olympics at our school and have members who have won personal academic, athletic, and greek life awards over the past year. We are so excited about our Deepher Dude coming up in the next few weeks and have a theme for it that we are super proud of!
ALPHA RHO CHAPTER, PACE UNIVERSITY
The Alpha Rho chapter at Pace University received the Sorority of the Year Award on our Campus! We are elated that all of our hard work is paying off and being recognized. We are a smaller chapter, but it the past year we have raised thousands for ANAD, CF, and our local Philanthropy Multiple Sclerosis. We try to hold a large presence on our campus in terms of recruiting, events, and service work! Cheers to a great semester! YITS <3
GAMMA PSI CHAPTER, JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY–
We are proud to announce that in the Spring of 2022, we had seven sisters from the Gamma Psi chapter win our school’s FSL Top 10 Individual GPA Awards! We look forward to continuing our fundraising events for this upcoming ADNAD Week!
GAMMA KAPPA CHAPTER, CAPITAL UNIVERSITY Gamma Kappa just wrapped up our fall recruitment! Our amazing Vice President of Recruitment, Josie Nichols, did a stellar job this year & I could not be more proud! We were able to get ten amazing women & we are so excited to see how they will grow in Delta Phi Epsilon!
GAMMA NU CHAPTER, SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY Gamma Nu celebrated our 10-year charter anniversary in April this past spring! We celebrated with a chapter photo shoot and dinner out to celebrate and reached out to alumni to share stories and pictures of their time in Dphie! It was a great time, and we are moving into an exciting new school year!
ALPHA CHI CHAPTER, BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY
This summer our former president and Vice President of Programming attended the International leadership Forum. These sisters made long-lasting memories and celebrated our sorority.
ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER, SAINT FRANCIS
Our chapter was lucky enough to win an award for having a GPA within the top 10% of all active Delta Phi Epsilon chapters! We also have the second-highest Greek GPA on campus, only trailing a local organization by 0.02%!
BETA BETA CHAPTER, ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
The Beta Beta chapter and our university merged with Saint Joseph’s University! We are excited to see our sisters grow and utilize the new opportunities a new campus will give us! The Beta Beta Chapter also held our annual ANAD week of self-love, our park clean-up, and had a spectacular formal in Spring 2022!
Zeta Kappa Chapter
Alpha Rho Chapter
Gamma Kappa Chapter
Gamma Nu Chapter
Alpha Chi Chapter
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DELTA EPSILON CHAPTER, DREXEL UNIVERSITY
Our chapter has had both a great winter and spring term this past year. We hosted our first fully in-person Deepher Dude since the start of the pandemic and raised over $32,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition to all of our other philanthropic events, our chapter participated in our annual Greek Week competition. We competed against all other chapters on campus and came in first place! We are looking forward to another successful year for our chapter.
DELTA NU CHAPTER, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
The Delta Nu Chapter has been up to a lot! Over the course of 2022, we welcomed our Pi class in the spring and our Rho class in the fall. Our spring 2022 ANAD week raised over $1,200 for ANAD. Our president Rachel and Vice President of Operations Marissa attended ILF and received the Philanthropic Award for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for raising over $21,000 in 2021. We held our first inperson bid day in two and a half years in September to welcome our Rho class. We also welcomed Vicki Nucci to our CAB this fall. We are looking forward to our upcoming sisterhood retreat in October and our annual Iris Icon Event which will be held on November 11.
EPSILON OMICRON CHAPTER, CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
In Spring 2022 held our first workshop with Building Bridges on our campus, which we now plan on doing yearly. We discussed inequalities that exist for women and other injustices we see in our daily lives. We then discussed how we can start making a change ourselves in our community.
EPSILON PHI CHAPTER, THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Epsilon Phi is happy to announce that we are in the top three organizations with the highest GPAs on campus! We also started a fun Women Empowerment event where each sister writes a letter to another sister to spread confidence and love throughout the chapter. This was a great night filled with happy tears and tons of smiles. We had our first annual Powderpuff Game and won! In honor of this, we are currently preparing for our Fall Recruitment with our NFLthemed Bid Day and are super excited for the rest of the semester!
EPSILON ZETA CHAPTER, LASALLE UNIVERSITY
During the spring of 22, Epsilon Zeta was able to host a wonderful ANAD week. The events included an abundance of tabeling with different goodies each day. The self-care bags included positive stickers, face masks, and a multitude of other things.
ETA CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
In September, we had a Deepher family tailgate for Pitt’s family weekend, which was so much fun getting to meet all of our sisters’ families! An exciting event coming up in late October just in time for spooky season is our Haunted Hayride sisterhood event! We visit a haunted farm and get to go on a haunted hayride as well as a walk-through of a haunted maze! And of course, we have Deepher Dude coming up in early November, with preparations and coaching already underway!
PHI GAMMA CHAPTER, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
In the Phi Gamma chapter, we had a formal this past year where our new members made up awards representing each sister they were giving the award to! Some were very sweet, and some were super funny! We won 2nd place during IUP’s Greek Week during the Spring 2022 semester! We participated in Sigma Chi’s Derby Days to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute and won!!! We also had Pie a Deepher to raise money for ANAD!
PHI PI CHAPTER, WIDENER UNIVERSITY
On March 24th, 2022, we raised a record-breaking $3,908 for Cystic Fibrosis at our Deepher Dude event! This has been our most successful Deepher Dude & an amazing turnout for an after covid event. We had about 300 people come out, and it was a great night!
PHI UPSILON CHAPTER, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Phi Upsilon Chapter hosted its annual ANAD Fashion Show, where we had all types of organizations participate in raising money and spreading awareness. We also hosted our annual Founder’s Day Brunch and extended the invitation to our mothers and alumni to make the event even more significant to us. We informally initiated two new members and are looking forward to what is to come during this fall semester!
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION & CHAPTER
Delta Nu Chapter
Epsilon Phi Chapter
Epsilon Zeta Chapter
Phi Gamma Chapter
Phi Pi Chapter
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Phi Upsilon Chapter
ZETA GAMMA CHAPTER, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
In the Spring 2022 semester, the Zeta Gamma chapter hosted their first Deepher Dogs event. Deepher Dogs was an event where we sold hot dogs for our local philanthropy, The Sanctuary at Haafsville. The Zeta Gamma raised 2,500 for the cats and dogs!
GAMMA XI CHAPTER, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
The Gamma Xi chapter celebrated ten years on campus this past May. The chapter celebrates its first DEI week from October 10th to the 14th. During the week, the chapter will be tabling for donations for Planned Parenthood and hosting/ sponsoring different events throughout the week to promote DEI on campus.
ZETA THETA CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
We won “Most Improved Sorority” during our spring semester at our 2022 Greek Life Award Banquet! We were fortunate enough for Housing to come and redecorate our house and purchase some new furniture! We’re excited to see what this semester has in store for us.
BETA PI CHAPTER, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
In March, sisters went to the Carlton chapter Zeta Epsilon to show support for their philanthropy event deepher dude. In April, we had our last mixer with another greek organization where sisters got to take out their stress about finals at a rage room. We also hosted our philanthropy event for ANAD a bowling tournament where we raised $971.54. Over the summer, we supported our girls in their summer activities by attending their softball games. In September, the leadership team had their retreat to make sure their fall semester of in-person activities will be a blast and ended the weekend with a cute park photo shoot. A big announcement our chapter is doing this semester is we are holding a year-long fundraising event partnered with every jewels to give those who enter the coupon code DPHIE for 30% off
GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER, TEXAS A&M KINGSVILLE
During the Fall semester of 2022, we have been growing not only as individuals but as a chapter. We welcomed 13 girls this semester; with all showing and holding important values and goals.
Our chapter has hosted different events to put our sorority out there and raise money for our philanthropies.
GAMMA SIGMA CHAPTER, TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
The Gamma Sigma Chapter has adopted a section of the highway through the “Adopt a Highway Texas’ Program in our town to improve our community service efforts. We began in the Spring of 2022 with our first two highway pickups! We enjoy serving the Stephenville community and keeping our highways clean.
GAMMA MU CHAPTER, FERRUM COLLEGE
After the semester that the Gamma Mu chapter had last Spring, we have all decided that, as a group, we believe that the Senior to Alumnae ceremony was a special moment that we had as a group. The young man pictured was a friend of ours that had stopped by after the ceremony was over to say goodbye to the seniors he knew.
BETA CHI CHAPTER, ST. NORBERT COLLEGE
During the Spring 2022 semester, Beta Chi hosted its firstever Garage Sale in support of the Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation, during which we were able to raise over $1,000. At the International Leadership Forum, Beta Chi also received an award for “Overall Outstanding Recruitment Program!”
BETA LAMBDA CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–STEVENS POINT
Our chapter has been really focusing on sisterhood this year. We have started doing sisterhood events, and ending with one “sisterhood plus” event. At this event, we pay for ourselves to go out in the community and do something fun. This spring we all decided to go rollerskating! We had a blast taking pictures, dancing, and the occasional falling. It really connected us as a sorority. We are continuing this pattern into the next year.
Zeta Gamma Chapter
Gamma Xi Chapter
Beta Pi Chapter
Gamma Sigma Chapter
Gamma Mu Chapter
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Beta Lambda Chapter
ZETA EPSILON CHAPTER, CARLETON UNIVERSITY
The Zeta Epsilon chapter brought back Deepher Dude in support of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the Winter 2022 semester! This year’s theme was The Wild Wild West, and it was such a fun event to bring back since COVID. Our chapter raised $3,000 from the event, with $2,500 going towards Cystic Fibrosis Ottawa and $100 going to the Odawa Native Friendship Centre! We also celebrated being recognized at ILF and winning multiple awards as a chapter during our retreat in September, promising to continue working hard and enjoying our time together as a chapter.
ZETA MU CHAPTER, ONTARIO TECH
Zeta Mu was founded this April, and we hosted our first recruitment for the Alpha class this fall! Zeta Mu is growing and thriving as the newest Canadian chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon! We hope to host our 65 Roses gala this November!
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION & CHAPTER
Zeta Epsilon Chapter
Join us on Wednesday, January 25 at 8 pm EST to learn about human trafficking and the impact it has globally and locally within our communities. This conversation will be moderated by member, Amber Koteras, from the Gamma Chi Chapter at Southern Illinois-Carbondale. DPhiE Presents: An Evening with Patricia McCormick, American Journalist, author of feature film, SOLD, and coauthor of I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up. JANUARY 25, 2023 • 8 PM 28 TRIAD Winter 2022
Zeta Mu Chapter
The Iris Experience Survey has been an opportunity for undergraduate members to share their experience with IHQ in an effort to help the sorority tailor the chapter and international experience, programs and resources to their needs. The 2022 survey included the collection of information around membership demographics, chapter and individual member engagement, perspectives on diversity, inclusion and kindness, organizational standards and expectations, membership costs, member priorities, mental health, future volunteer opportunities and overall member satisfaction.
72% Completed 5,349 Undergraduate DPhiE Members
Iris Experience Survey Executive Results
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 School/Education 1.4 Family Obligations 2.8 Work or Paid Internship 3.5 Delta Phi Epsilon 3.7 Informal Socializing 5.0 Campus Based Clubs/Organizations 5.4 Unpaid Internships 6.2 MEMBERS JOIN DPHIE FOR 3 MAIN REASONS Friendships Community / Connections Organizational Values 75% 20% 10%
1 2 3 4 5 I value diversity 4.8 My chapter is diverse 4.0 VIEWS ON DIVERSITY 1 2 3 4 5 I value inclusion 4.7 I feel included in my chapter 4.2 VIEWS ON INCLUSION
2020 2021 2022 10 8 6 4 2 7.57 7.59 8.12 Promoters:
MEMBERS FEEL DISCONNECTED FROM DPHIE FOR 3 MAIN REASONS 1 People-lack
issues 2 Lack
time 3 Financial concerns 48% Pay
dues on their own 71% Work at least part-time CLASS YEAR NPS SCORE Freshman 8.8 Sophomore 8.4 Junior 8.1 Senior 7.8 Senior + 7.5 WHAT MAKES YOU MOST INTERESTED IN SERVING AS VOLUNTEER FOR DPHIE AFTER GRADUATION? Staying Connected 34% To Help Others 32%% Giving Back to Chapter 25% Personal Love for DPhiE 32%% WHAT’S NEXT: Chapter Reports: Each chapter’s CAB and new Leadership Team will be provided a chapter-specific report this fall. The reports include the chapter’s specific scores and responses and showcase how those results compare to the overall organizational results. LT and Advisors will use the reports to set chapter goals and better understand their chapter members. Save the Date: Iris Experience Survey 2023 will take place April 1-30 and will include both undergraduate and alumnae members! TRIAD Winter 2022 29
DPhiE Members were asked to rank their priorities – and the average score (1-7) is shown here. School overwhelmingly was ranked 1, followed distantly by family. The work or paid internships ranking 3 only slightout outranked DPhiE membership.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION When asked, DPhiE Members claim to have a positive view on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion–which also rates mostly uniform across class. However, they believe their chapter doesn’t view the topics the same way – and that drops as their class standing progresses.
NET PROMOTER SCORE (NPS) SATISFACTION IN MEMBERSHIP HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND DELTA PHI EPSILON TO A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE?” When asked “How would you rate your experience as a member of Delta Phi Epsilon?” the responses from a 3-year trend are shown. After 2 years in the passive zone (6-8), the Satisfaction Net Promoter Score (NPS) jumped into the promoter zone in 2022.
9 – 10 | Passives: 6–8 | Detractors: 1–7
of connection, chapter drama, chapter behavioral
FROM THE ARCHIVES VERA SHIAKMAN
Vera Shlakman (Epsilon) was born on July 15, 1909, in Montreal, Canada to Louis Shlakman and Lena Hendler, two Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1930 from McGill University where she was an active member of the Epsilon chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon.
Dr. Shlakman went on to receive an MA in economics from Mcgill University, and then her doctorate in economics from Columbia University. During her time at Columbia, she wrote extensively about women factory workers and in 1935 published her first, and unfortunately only, book “Economic History of a Factory Town.”
In 1952, she was called before Senator Patt McCarran’s Internal Security Subcommittee under the pretense of answering questions based on her role as an officer in the Teacher’s Union. During her time in the union, Dr. Shlakman often was seen campaigning against “low pay, poor school maintenance, and racially biased textbooks (and) had antagonized city officials since the early 1930’s” says Marjorie Heins in her book “Priests of Our Democracy.” Dr. Shlakman was met with questions from the committee that implored whether or not she was associated with or held beliefs in relation to the Communist party. Shlakman took the Fifth Amendment rather than speak and potentially get herself and those she worked with in legal trouble. Due to her refusal to testify, she was fired from her job at Queens College.
In a letter to her colleagues, Dr. Shlakman wrote “the situation in which the entire academic community now finds itself. It must either grovel and accept the standards of orthodoxy prescribed by the McCarrans and the McCarthys…or it must resist.” Seven years later she was able to land an administrative job at Adelphi University, over the next several years she would move to different academic positions within the university when in 1966 she accepted a position at Columbia University where she remained until she retired in 1978 (Kessler-Harris).
30 years after being fired from Queens College for refusing to testify, Dr. Shlakman and nine other professors received an apology from college officials and were given restitution from the city. According to the New York Times, “Dr. Shlakman received $114,599,” which is equivalent to receiving $315,919 in 2022. After her dismissal from Queens College, she would never write another book or teach economics again.
In 2017, Dr. Shlakman passed away at the age of 108. Her death was reported in the New York Times saying, “Dr. Shlakman never married and leaves no immediate survivors. In her last years, when she was homebound and blind, she was looked after by several friends, including Judith Podore Ward and her husband, Bernard Tuchman, and Ms. Holahan. They said they never asked, nor did Dr. Shlakman reveal, whether she had ever been a member of the Communist Party.”
In May 1930, Delta Phi Epsilon released an anthology titled “The Women in Politics Number.” One submission, from Vera Shlakman of the Epsilon chapter, titled “A Model League of Nations,” told of her involvement in Mock Parliament, and the benefits of participating and being involved and educated on global issues. In the same publication, Ethel Leventhal (Delta) wrote an article named “Famous Actives.” Leventhal writes, “For first hand information as to the state of International Affairs and International-mindedness among University students, we would advise you to consult Vera Shlakman…Aside from her international interests, Vera is also President of the Societe Francaise at McGill, and Vice-President of the Maccabean Circle. Epsilon will have a lot to be sorry for when Vera graduates this June.”
Today, we remember Dr. Vera Shlackman as a distinguished and influential educator whose work paved the way for academic innovation. As a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, she demonstrated our values of justice, sisterhood, and love in her personal and professional life. She overcame great adversity and through it was a staunch advocate for social justice and academic freedoms.
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We honor our Delta Phi Epsilon sisters who have passed away. International Headquarters was notified of the passing of these sisters between November 1, 2021 and October 28, 2022.
To report a sister’s death, please contact the IHQ office at 215.732.5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Badges and other Delta Phi Epsilon artifacts are welcomed donations to the Delta Phi Epsilon archives.
University of Illinois Sally Ann Aarons Linda Richter
ALPHA PI Southern Connecticut State University Megan Casey
PHI LAMBDA Emory University Gabriella Crabtree
DELTA RHO Cornell University Mattie Dubois
PHI GAMMA Indiana University of Pennsylvania Miada Elsayed
CHI University of Texas Michelle Glaubin
THETA University of Denver Eilene Harris
GAMMA GAMMA Schreiner Hallie Phillips
DELTA ZETA University of California–Berkeley Helen Rogaway
EPSILON DELTA Binghamton University SUNY Kelli Russo
ALPHA CHI Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Samira Zarreii
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Gamma Mu Chenell Rogers welcomed the birth of Kyan and Kylan on September 7, 2022. 1
Beta Eta Maeson Nolan-Rachel Lopez (Pictured) and Michelle Potestio are both engaged to their college sweethearts! Rachel will be getting married in December 2022! 11
Delta Epsilon Natalie Rose got engaged on July 2, 2022. 8
Zeta Iota Hannah Bridger got engaged on February 3, 2022. 4
Zeta Mu Jasmine Murphy got engaged to her boyfriend Alex. 5
Alpha Epsilon Lauren Hunnicutt married Kevin Gantt in Hilton Head Island, SC on May 28, 2022. 14
Alpha Eta Lesley Harmon was married to Frank Cannuli. 15
Alpha Gamma Victoria Ann Camus-Marerro married Marcos Marerro on May 7, 2022 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia surrounded by family, friends, and Victoria’s closest sorority sisters. 13
Epsilon Iota Caeley Sheehan married Nicholas Corallo at Belhurst Castle and was fortunate enough to have several sisters from different chapters in attendance! 9
Epsilon Iota Kaylee Wold was married to Cameron Rouleau in Nantucket, MA. 12
Epsilon Upsilon Brittany Mackay had a small intimate wedding on April 9, 2022. It was a fabulously fun day! 2
Gamma Tau Becky Wittkofske married Jared Baker on October 8, 2022.
Gamma Upsilon Kaitlyn Yates van Rooyen got married on June 4, 2022. Four of her six bridesmaids were sisters including her big and little. 7
Phi Phi Haley Jacque married Joseph Timon on June 25, 2022 in Bel Air, MD. 3
Alpha Gamma Katherine Bernardoni was promoted to branch manager, Ultimate Staffing in Boca Raton, FL. 10
Alpha Pi Alumna / CT Alumnae Association Elisabeth Matuska graduated with her Master of Public Health specializing in Health Promotion from Southern Connecticut State University.
Beta Eta Caitlin Mooney recently interviewed for the New York Times and featured in the article “The Latin of Software Code is Thriving” by Shira Ovide
Epsilon Xi Lori Allen was promoted to Relationship Manager at Associated Bank Wealth Management
Gamma Epsilon Jessica Pena won my second Sports Emmy for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. 6
Sigma Randi Meshel received a Special Recognition Award from the South Florida Police Benevolent Association
Member announcements can be submitted year round through dphie.org/announcement and are printed at the discretion of the editor.
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