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.
Hi! I'm Ana Ruiz and I'm the President of the Delta Kappa chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon here at the University of Florida. Throughout my years here in Delta Phi Epsilon, I have seen our sisters help one another pursue their dreams and support one another throughout the process. Delta Phi Epsilon has shaped my college career to what it is today. My days at UF are happiest when I am surrounded by the girls in my sorority. When I walk into the Delta Phi Epsilon house I know that I will be accepted for who I am. Delta phi Epsilon women are unique because they genuinely care for each other and I'm thankful to have this second family for the rest of my life.
I am from Weston, FL and I'm majoring in Political science with a minor in Italian. I have a passion for traveling and learning about different people’s background. I think Delta Phi Epsilon is a great environment because we are filled with so much diversity of background and thought. Delta Phi Epsilon has given me the ability to grow as a person. Every day I am truly blessed to be a part of such an extraordinary organization. I am even more grateful to be a Panhellenic woman at the University of Florida. Panhellenic has given me the opportunity to meet girls from all different chapters.
-Ana Ruiz, Delta Phi Epsilon President