On March 17, 1917, five courageous women attending New York University School of Law could not find a membership accepting of all backgrounds. Therefore, they formed Delta Phi Epsilon with the purpose of accepting all races and relgions-one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities to do so. Since our founding over 100 years ago, we have grown into a thriving organization with over 67,000 initiated members, representing 109 chapters located across the United States and Canada. Our mission as an international sorority is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. Our vision is to inspire and empower our sisterhood to engage in a lifetime of leadership and service. Our philanthropies are Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, and The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.