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Welcome to the Zeta Delta chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon at MIT! Unable to find an organization that was welcoming of religious diversity, five courageous set out to found the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority at New York University School of Law on March 17th, 1917. DPhiE stands by its motto esse quam videri – to be rather than to seem to be – as a non-sectarian sorority that was founded with the purpose to be accepting of all races and religions. Over the past 100 years, the sorority has expanded with more than 67,000 initiated members across both the United States and Canada.

When I started my freshman year at MIT, I was confident that sororities weren’t for me. Then in late September of 2015, I came across an information session with women from the International Headquarters of Delta Phi Epsilon, who were trying to recruit women to found a Chapter at MIT. After realizing how well my values align with the sorority’s, I decided to become a founder! Since our founding on December 11th, 2015, our chapter has made amazing progress such as executing our first philanthropy events including our 65 Roses Gala for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, improving our house across the river to feel more like home, and graduating our first class of alumnae. My sisters are motivated, dedicated, and truly embody DPhiE’s values of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love. Sisters gain leadership skills, commit to local community service activities, and support each other through the toughest times.

I am so grateful to have spontaneously found my home here at MIT. Whether sisters are petitioning for Delta Phi Epsilon to nationally commit to non-binary inclusion, attending rallies on climate change, studying through the night together, or spending their summers interning around the world, I am always reminded of how passionate my sisters are. I am incredibly excited to see how our Chapter continues to grow from here.

To discover more about our sisterhood, please explore our website! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Carissa Gadson.pngSincerely,

Carissa Gadson

Zeta Delta Chapter President

dphie-president@mit.edu