Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority to colonize at Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University


Friday, November 2, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Representatives of Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) will be on the Tarleton campus in spring 2013 to colonize a new chapter of their organization. This comes after a unanimous vote of Tarleton’s Panhellenic Council on Oct. 10 to invite DPhiE to campus.

"I'm very excited to be adding this new chapter and feel they will be a great asset to our Council,” said Lauren Light, Panhellenic president. “Panhellenic will be making a full effort to get DPhiE on campus and begin the steps to assist them in being successful.”

DPhiE was chosen because of its uniqueness among Panhellenic sororities and its guiding principles of justice, sisterhood and love. The Tarleton Panhellenic Council was additionally interested in three national philanthropy initiatives in which DPhiE is involved. These include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders and the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. On a local level, the Tarleton Panhellenic Council felt that DPhiE complimented existing sororities well, while offering a unique experience for Tarleton’s growing panhellenic population.

"Delta Phi Epsilon is excited to be colonizing a chapter at Tarleton. Our team felt right at home when they attended the presentation with the panhellenic community,” said International Executive Director Nicole DeFeo. “The warm, welcoming nature of the women of Tarleton was a primary reason DPhiE mutually selected the campus for our third active chapter in the state of Texas.”

Delta Phi Epsilon was founded on March 17, 1917, at New York University Law School and is the only sorority to be founded at such an institution. It also holds the distinction of being the first to adopt philanthropic initiatives in the area of anorexia nervosa, particularly in college women. DPhiE’s international headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pa., and the group has two other chapters in Texas. These are located at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Schreiner University in Kerrville.

"We are delighted to be working with Delta Phi Epsilon in the colonization process. We look forward to their chartering in the future and their full participation as a member of our Greek community at Tarleton State,” said Ashley Tull, assistant vice president for student life studies at Tarleton. "DPhiE’s chartering represents an increased interest in Greek Life at Tarleton and its growth. As we’ve not extended since 1994 with the addition of Phi Mu, this signals positive things for our community.”

For more information about any of Tarleton’s Greek Councils or specific chapters, please visit the Greek Life website at


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