The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation, and opportunities for growth.



Delta Phi Epsilon's mascot is the unicorn because it represents what is good and pure in the world​


Delta Phi Epsilon's jewel is a pearl because a pearl never tarnishes when in the warmth of others​


Our colors are royal purple and pure gold


Our motto is "Esse Quam Videri" which means "To be rather than to seem to be"


Delta Phi Epsilon's flower is the lovely purple iris

Founding Principles

Our founding principles are justice, sisterhood, and love


Delta Phi Epsilon

On March 17, 1917, five women (known as the DIMES) at New York University Law School took a pledge of sisterhood and loyalty and so founded the Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities and the only one founded at a professional school. Five years later on March 17, 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon was formally incorporated under laws of the State of New York.

St. Norbert College Beta Chi

Delta Phi Epsilon is an organization built on the bonds of sisterhood, pride in sorority, and support for one another. We are the oldest international sorority at St. Norbert. The Beta Chi chapter was founded on March 31, 1996. Before that, we had been known as Delta Kappa Phi since 1994. 


Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman
Ida Bienstock Landau
Minna Goldsmith Mahler
Eva Effron Robin
Sylvia Steierman Cohn