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Delta Phi Epsilon

Esse Quam Videri, "To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be"


Delta Phi Epsilon sorority was founded in 1917 by our five founding sisters who believed in our motto “Esse Quam Videri,” which means "To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be." We pride ourselves in living up to this motto every day as well as our three founding principles of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love. Our mission is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good. We assure continuous development and achievement for women through individual attention and smart strategic growth. The Alpha Lambda Chapter at York dedicates most of its time to promoting our philanthropies, national and local, as well as participating in other school related events.

Founded: March 17, 1917, at New York University

YCP Chapter: Alpha Lambda founded in 1989

Greek Letters: ΔΦΕ

Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold

Symbol: Equilateral Triangle

Motto: Esse Quam Videri, "To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be"

Philanthropies: Delta Phi Epsilon Educational FoundationCystic Fibrosis FoundationNational Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

President: Bridget Gellert

Delta Phi Epsilon