DELTA PHI EPSILON
ESSE QUAM VIDERI.
Philanthropy: Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Colors: Royal Purple & Pure Gold
Flower: Lovely Purple Iris
symbol: Equilateral Triangle
founded at uf: 1958
involvement: You can spot Delta Phi Epsilon sisters on campus getting involved with their various passions through organizations like Dance Marathon, Florida Blue Key, Student Government, Accent Speakers Bureau, UF Homecoming and Gator Growl, Young Leaders Conference, Alpha Productions, and so much more!
#thisishome because we encourage each other to be our best selves. We pride ourselves on our motto “Esse Quam Videri,” which means, “To seem, rather than to seem to be.” Sisters feel at home because there is no pressure to be anyone but themselves. When we are together, we laugh until it hurts. Delta Phi Epsilon is home to strong women that stay true to their individuality and uniqueness while having fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
When walking into our home, there is an immediate sense of comfort, acceptance, and love. Delta Phi Epsilon at the University of Florida gives our sisters the chance to not only meet lifelong friends but also encourages them how to open up to others and truly be themselves. Our motto “Esse Quam Videri”, which means “to be rather than to seem to be”, truly describes our chapter’s values and our strong sisterhood.
While going through recruitment, it can be an intimidating and exhausting process. However, joining a sorority will give you the opportunity to meet some of the strongest and most warmhearted women on this campus. Although it may be overwhelming at first, remember that you are joining a community and a support system of over thousands of women in our Panhellenic community. College is a long journey, and it is so comforting to know that you will always have someone to turn to for advice, or even just a hug when you really need one.
As President of Delta Phi Epsilon, I have been able to immerse myself into our chapter as not only a sister, but as a leader. I am so excited for this year and cannot wait to make a difference within my chapter and our Panhellenic community here at the University of Florida. Delta Phi Epsilon has impacted me and my sisters by enabling us to explore campus, meet a variety of new people, and become more involved in other organizations on campus. I am so thankful to be a part of such an incredible organization and sisterhood, and I can guarantee that joining Delta Phi Epsilon has changed my life and my sisters’ lives for the better in countless ways.
-Lindsay Michaelson, Delta Phi Epsilon President