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On this page you can find up to date news of what the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon is up to! The blogs can range from events the sisters have hosted, events that sisters attended on Stevens campus, or just blog about any recent activities the sisters have done in the Stevens and Hoboken community. Our aim is to keep awareness of the close-knit bond that the sisters share among each other, as well as their relationships with Stevens. We hope that you enjoy reading our blogs!

January 2012

Welcome DPhiE sisters and all students to a brand new semester! The Epsilon Gamma chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon is very excited to start off strong with plans for the upcoming semester. We look forward to planning every event with a lot of hard work and detail, continuing to strive for a high academic standard for all sisters, and ensuring this year's graduating seniors are sent off properly and enjoy their semester not only as undergraduate students but also full time active DPhiE sisters at Stevens.

Spring Recruitment The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon are very excited for Spring 2012 Formal Recruitment! This is an amazing time to meet wonderful new ladies from all grade levels and share the benefits and rewarding experiences of being a sister of DPhiE. Each sister takes pride in being a sister of an amazing sorority with such a rich national history and a worthwhile local history. We all want to be able to share with potential new members why being a part of DPhiE means so much to us and recruitment is the best way to showcase that! Megan Webb, the current Vice President of Recruitment, has plenty of plans to rile up the sisters for recruitment as well as cater to the potential new members' curious minds about Greek life at Stevens. We all encourage that potential new members keep an open mind during the formal recruitment process and get as much as they can out of the experience from each sorority on campus. All three sororities are unique and bring something different to the Panhellenic Council of Stevens, so please explore each one with the utmost excitement and open mind and heart. Formal recruitment is an exciting time of year for all three sororities and you won't regret sharing the experience!

House Letters Some thing so small as letters being shown outside of the DPhiE house is something to be very much excited about! After having the new house for one semester and finally having letters ordered to the house, the sisters and other passersby will be able to see our letters showcased on the front of the house. Why is it so important to show it off? Of course we all want others to know our house belongs to Delta Phi Epsilon, but it's much more than that! Each sister wears her letter with so much pride and we have built upon them from the ground up. Our amazing house is just a larger representation of how much hard work and dedication DPhiE has done throughout the past several years to earn such a big and beautiful house. Placing letters on the house means continuing to show every ounce of justice, sisterhood, and love that Deephers works hard for. We seriously cannot thank the administration enough for bestowing the house upon us. Viva la DPhiE!

Fundraising Efforts The DPhiE sisters continue to find new ways to fundraise for the house but for other causes as well! One fundraiser in the works is raising money for a fellow Stevens student. Jose Gomez, a sophomore Business and Technology student, has unfortunately experienced a tragic fire in his apartment in North Bergen. With the leadership efforts by Jennifer Camisa, Lindsay Crossan, and Rachel Staigar, our sisters will be doing our best to help Jose and his family get back on their feet again and start anew. We hope that we will be able to have a huge involvement from the Stevens community and possibly the Hoboken community. Please keep a look out for out future events to help out a fellow Stevens student in need. As said by Albert Pike, "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Castle Point King The Deephers are so pumped for their upcoming event Castle Point King, CPK for short, on Friday March 23rd! This event is a male pageant where a representative from every fraternity showcases a talent and video to vie for THE Castle Point King crown and 2012 title. This event has been very successful each year since its birth years ago! This year all proceeds from the event go to one of our national philanthropies, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year the show sold out in less than an hour of the doors opening and we have raised over $3,000 for another national philanthropy, Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). For 2012, we know that philanthropy chairs Melissa Foy and Ana Toledo will make a great show for the students to watch and raise money for CFF! We hope that you will join us in raising efforts for our philanthropy and enjoy a show full of comical acts, hilarious male pageant contestants, and a night you'll always remember in your Stevens career!

October 2011

The Deephers have been very busy this semester from getting a new house (YAY!) to participating in a breast cancer walk.

Breast Cancer Walk On Sunday October 16 the lovely sisters once again participated in the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk. Sisters met up to unite forces and walk together in the city of New York. Prior to the walk, our fundraising chair, Tina Pico, along with the rest of the sisterhood fundraised in honor of the breast cancer month. We baked and sold cupcakes outside our dining hall and all proceeds were taken the day of the walk. Delta Phi Epsilon is highly involved in community service events like these because it allows us to give back to the community as well as give us an opportunity to be with lovely sisters.

Delta Phi Epsilon Open House On October 12 the ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon extended the pleasure to everyone of viewing our new home. This opportunity was given during the academic break period where Stevens Students able to receive tours of the house by sisters. The tours took you from the main entrance to our marvelous dining hall and kitchen. Bringing you back and heading to see the other lovely and fully decorated two floors we now have. It was a great pleasure for us sisters to show off our new home and show how thankful we are for what we have. This event was continued on the next day where Faculty was able to visit our new home and receive tours. We wanted to personally thank them and let them know how much we appreciate everything we have. To keep the excitement that Saturday October 15 we had the honor of having alumni visit our new home. We have an amazing day filled with memories and smiles as they celebrated how much Delta Phi Epsilon has grown and continues to grow.

Hall Brawls On October 19 sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon and brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon joined forces once again and put on the 4th annual Hall Brawls to help Youth Aids. Hall Brawls consist of competitions among different halls of freshman doors in three events: Volleyball, Frisbee, and Tug-O War. The teams each receive a different color that separates them by halls and 2 captains: a sister of D Phi E and a brother of Sig Ep. Additionally, this year teams also had cheerleaders supporting them as well as food to fuel them in between games. Hall Brawls is one of the most exciting freshman events on campus and everyone who is informed about it always looks forward to it whether you’re getting dirty in the mud or just cheering/watching the events.

November 1

The Deephers of S.I.T. are welcoming a very chilly and breezy November with some great heart-warming charity events! The first event is a Dance-A-Thon event that is hosted by Sigma Nu and co-hosted by DElta Phi Epsilon. All proceeds are sent to St. Jude's Hospital and the CYstic Fibrosis Foundation. All students are welcome to join the brothers of SigNU and the Deephers in some fun-filled dancing all night long!

The second event is Karaoke for a Cause hosted by the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon. Everyone loves singing, whether it be privately in their, secretly in the shower, or obnoxiously in their room or campus! The Deephers hope that the students will partake in singing for a cause to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Come sing your hearts out, while helping others at the same time!

The Deephers also wish a belated Happy Halloween to everyone! The sisters of DPhiE actively with the Lodgers (Chi Psi) on Halloween to assist children in enjoying their Halloween. The sisters handed out fliers during the Hoboken Halloween parade to invite kids to participate in the Lodge Haunted House. This was a great activity for the Deephers and Lodgers to come together and have kids enjoy their Halloween to the fullest. Not only did the Deephers and Lodgers enjoy reaching out to the city of Hoboken, but they also had fun setting up and volunteering during the event! Check out the Deepher gallery to look at some photos from the day.

October 3, 2010

October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. The sisters of DPhiE have worked towards helping raise awareness of breast cancer due to family, friends, etc. being affected by this disease. Please read the following summary from National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website:

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Although African-American women have a slightly lower incidence of breast cancer after age 40 than Caucasian women, they have a slightly higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40. However, African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age. Breast cancer is much less common in males; by comparison, the disease is about 100 times more common among women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among men in the United States in 2009.

The sisters of the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon have taken strides to promote the continuation of breast cancer research. The sisters have began collecting money via DPhiE breast cancer awareness letter t-shirts. Wearing these letters around campus, Hoboken, and other areas will be a reminder to everyone about the importance and seriousness of breast cancer and the large research being done. If you are interested in making a donation, please enter here to donate to one of the sisters of DPhiE leading one of her own strides towards breast cancer research. Thank you and continue to spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness month!

September 20, 2010

It's that time of year again where summer starts to transition into fall, and students try to transition into the new fall school semester! The Deephers had a busy summer either taking classes, working an internship/co-op job, going on vacation, and especially, attending the Delta Phi Epsilon National Convention. Present Brittany Crosby and Vice President of Membership Development attended the convention this passed summer, along with other Deephers from different universities and colleges. See what Jenna had to say about her experience!

Delta Phi Epsilon hosts a biennial convention, in which all of the chapters in the United States and internationally are invited to attend. This year I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to Convention in Philadelphia with our President, Brittany! It was amazing being in a room full of hundreds of sisters from all different schools, and having the same thing in common with all of them. We immediately bonded with each other, which I didn't realize would happen so easily. I left convention with a greater appreciation for DPhiE and many new friends, who I still keep in touch with. This was one of the best experiences of my summer, and if I could, I would go back and do this all over again!
- Jenna Blondina, Vice President of Membership Development

The sisters of DPhiE have already been busy planning the rest of the semester, including Fall 2010 Recruitment! The passed couple weeks have gone by so quickly, but so much has been done! We are proud to welcome 7 New Members of the Delta Nu Fall 2010 class! These ladies have reached and exceeded expectations of the sisters. They are certainly a great bunch of girls, and we hope that they enjoy learning the Delta pHi Epsilon national and local history. Sending you ladies a warm welcome from each and every sister! :) Congratulations to all the ladies below.

Simone Vitale Tina Pico
Ashley Montufar Neya Shah
Stefanie Bistis Jaslyn George
Bridget Monahan

April 6, 2010

Wow! A whole month flew by! The month of March definitely went out like a lion and in like a lamb. It was one busy month of March!

A group of the sisters collaborated with Nu Alpha Phi of Stevens Technology to help out children with Multiple Sclerosis ice skate on Saturday March 13th. Despite the horrible and torrential downpour in the tristate area, the sisters of DPhiE and the brothers of NAPhi still walked blocks and blocks to Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event was full of eager kids to skate: some already know how to and others itching to learn how to! Each sister and brother were assigned at least 2-3 "skating buddies" and skated with them throughout the entire duration of the event. The sisters and brothers thought it was such a rewarding experience to help the MS children get up and have some fun. We all hope to return to this wonderful community service event with Nu Alpha Phi. Also, we would love to thank all the brothers of Nu Alpha Phi for asking us to join them in this event!

The end of March was a very busy time for all the sisters of DPhiE! Our biggest event, Castle Point King, was nearing in sooner and closer. Myriam Petitpierre and Danusha Sanchez, Philanthropy Chairs, did an excellent job in getting everything ready and raising the bar for our philanthropy fundraising! We were able to raise much more than our intended goal. The fraternity contestants hit the stage with their best looks, acts, and talents to vie for the Castle Point King crown. The theme of Vegas: Are you lucky tonight? definitely contributed to creative minds from each male contestant. With a video and talent from each male, the night was filled with laughter and excitement for all the fraternities. We'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone who attended and put a lot of effort into putting the show together. What a great CPK success!

March 2, 2010

Recruitment was a great success! The Deephers had a great time meeting potential new members and collaborating with the other sororities to have successful recruitment events. Now that the recruitment process is over, the Epsilon Gamma chapter of DPhiE is proud to announce that we have 18 new members in the Spring 2010 Delta Mu class! These lovely ladies have made an amazing impression on the sisters. We are so excited to see them grow as individuals and as a new member class. The sisters were very much surprised in the number of new members, but we welcomed it with open arms because this will continue to become a growing and loving sisterhood. We hope that the new Delta Mu ladies will enjoy getting to know the sisters, the Epsilon Gamma history, and the well-being of Dela Phi Epsilon as a whole. Congratulations Delta Mu's! :D

Irene Rahman Emily Singh
Justina Kopec Ewelina Tkacz
Krystal Perkins Megan Webb
Jackie Riddle Nicole Andrews
Lindsay Crossan Marissa Obiedzinski
Katelyn Kasperowicz Michelle Plotzker
Danielle Pugliese Dana Lyons
Christie Gamon Justine Iglesias
Melissa Foy Raveena Singh

The sisters and the new members have had a couple of events that they participated in since the last blog! The Deephers had a great time playing snow football against Sigma Phi Epsilon during the snow day on February 10th. The snow storm didn't get in the way of a fun and intense game. Who doesn't love playing in the snow?! After a great game, both DPhiE and SigEp enjoyed hot chocolate and a movie at the SigEp house. What a day!

The Deephers pre-celebrated Valentine's Day with our V-Day Social! The ladies and their dates brought out their classy sides and their energy to have a successful Valentine's Day social at the DPhiE house. Lots of love from Deepher to Deepher!

Finally, we had our Grilled Cheese fundraising event on the night of February 26th. We sold plenty of grilled cheese for the campus on our house stoop. Who knew people could enjoy grilled cheese with some tomato and bacon. Yum!

Stop by again soon to see what the Epsilon Gamma Deephers are up to in the month of March!

January 6, 2010

Firstly, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon wish you a prosperous and safe New year! HAPPY 2010! The sisters are currently on winter break in which some sisters are relaxing, visiting family and friends across the country, having a vacation, taking classes, and just enjoying their breaks as best as possible.

At the end of last semester in Fall of 2009, elections were held and new positions were assigned to the sisters. Congratulations to all the ladies for their new position in the house! We extend our best wishes to the new leadership team. We look forward to the upcoming year for the sisters, the potential new members, and the sorority chapter as a whole.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The 2010 Leadership Team:
President: Brittany Crosby
VP of Operations: Erin Boosman
VP of Programming: Michelle Gallo
VP of Recruitment: Kim Baker
VP of Membership Development: Jenna Blondina
VP of Academic Affairs: Jessica King
Member-at-Large: Lauren Griggs