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100 years of dedication to service, professionalism, and a global mentality


 

Delta Phi Epsilon is an International Business & Foreign Service Fraternity & Sorority founded in 1919 at Georgetown University. The Gamma Chapter at Boston University was founded in 1922 through the Questrom School of Business (previously School of Business Administration). DPE helps students in their professional development as they grow into future world leaders and advocates of world justice, peace, and prosperity.

Our motto, λατρεύω (prounounced “la ● tre ● wo”) or “I serve” is our guiding principle as an organization. As members, we aim to dedicate ourselves to being inclusive, open-minded, and serving the international, national, and local community.

 

FRATERNITY

Delta Phi Epsilon was founded in 1919 at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington D.C. by four men and future brothers. On Sunday, January 25, 1920, 19 men were initiated into the Alpha Chapter of DPE, which focused on promoting the social and professional interests of students hoping to enter the foreign service.

Today, our chapters exist from New York City to Berkeley, California and continue to promote our organization's ideals. Delta Phi Epsilon boasts an impressive list of alumni, including famed ambassadors, professors, and even successful animator and businessman Walt Disney. Join today to understand what it means to be a member of Delta Phi Epsilon.

SORORITY

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Until 1972, the Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity would not admit women into its chapters. Hoping to take a stand against gender discrimination, female students at Georgetown University took matters into their own hands. In 1973, the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority was established. Today, several sorority chapters exist across the country and boast alumni including former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. 

At Boston University, Delta Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Sorority are combined into one organization. The Gamma Chapter accepts all members, no matter what gender, sexuality, race, or religion they identify with.

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The Gamma Chapter was founded on May 20,1922. From 1996 to 2016, the Gamma Chapter went inactive. However, in 2016 the Gamma Chapter reactivated, boasting strong and diverse membership ever since. 

In 2016, 11 students worked to reactivate the Gamma Chapter. The Chapter opened up to the entire Boston University undergraduate student body — regardless of their area of study — representing the diverse interests and aspirations of Delta Phi Epsilon.

The Gamma chapter is made up of four families: The Royal Family, Dynasty Family, Haus of Cuervo, and The Kennedy Family. These lineages and families make up the members of the Gamma Chapter and provide unique forms identifying with the broader Greek community. The families, though made up of individual lineages are all tightly connected and constitute one single Family.  

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Partnerships

The Delta Phi Epsilon Gamma Chapter is proud to partner with the Pardee School of Global Studies and the Queststrom School of Business at Boston UniversityTo learn more about either institution and their scholarship, please click on either image.