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Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Chartered at Ferrum College.

1/4/2012

Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Chartered at Ferrum College.
Delta Phi Epsilon is Ferrum College’s first international Greek letter society.

Ferrum, Va. (Jan. 4, 2012) – Delta Phi Epsilon is Ferrum College’s newest sorority and the first national Greek letter society on its campus. Colonized from the once local sorority Zeta Theta Epsilon, the Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon was chartered on November 12, 2011.

Delta Phi Epsilon’s mission is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good.  Dedicated to supporting this mission, Ferrum’s Gamma Mu Chapter is involved in many philanthropic projects that support a variety of organizations including those that fight eating disorders, breast cancer, diabetes, hunger, and cystic fibrosis.

Delta Phi Epsilon was founded in 1917 by five women at New York University Law School, making it one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities and the only one founded at a professional school. In 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon extended into Canada to become an international sorority. Today’s Delta Phi Epsilon chapters and their more than 50,000 members enjoy a distinguished reputation for scholarship, service, and leadership.

Collegiate fraternities are a North American institution. Since 1776 when Phi Beta Kappa - originally a social fraternity - was founded, Greek Letter Societies have existed to serve the student and the host college or university.

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