PICTURED: Deepher Dude 2022
Members of Delta Phi Epsilon are proud to internationally support three philanthropies - the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. When we're not supporting one of our three official philanthropies, we love to give back through various events at Carleton and in Ottawa. In 2022, the members of Zeta Epsilon fundraised for the Odawa Native Friendship Association, the Trevor Project, the Urban Native Youth Association, and the Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS) in addition to our three philanthropies.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation helps benefit those with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF) through research, grants, and awareness campaigns. Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1967, Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority has raised more than two million dollars for the foundation. Chapters across the US and Canada hold annual fundraising events for CFF, such as Deeper Dude. In Fall 2016, Zeta Epsilon began the tradition of hosting our own Deepher Dude event -a male beauty pageant- , and has raised over $10,000 since. In March of 2022, Zeta Epsilon held the first Deeper Dude event since 2019 and raised over $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada!
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) was created to help support individuals affected by Anorexia and other eating disorders. Delta Phi Epsilon is the first international sorority to pledge their regular support to ANAD. Each Delta Phi Epsilon chapter sponsors an annual candlelight vigil on their campus to increase awareness of eating disorders and provide information to family and friends of those with eating disorders. Our annual ANAD week typically includes presentations from guest speakers, educational campaigns and fundraising.
DELTA PHI EPSILON
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, established in 1967, helps to give members and their children the opportunity to further their education through scholarships, grants, and loans. The Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund helps give financial support to members during time of family financial crisis and allows them to continue their education. Every year, DPhiE chapters across Canada and the USA participate in Dimes for DPhiE, a month-long campaign in March to raise money for the Educational Foundation. In 2022, Zeta Epsilon went "all in", donating $19.17 USD on behalf of each active member, with the chapter as a whole donating over $1,500 to the foundation.