Delta Epsilon Psi

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Delta Epsilon Psi
ΔΕΨ
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Founded October 1, 1998; 20 years ago (1998-10-01)
University of Texas
Type Social
Emphasis Service
Scope National
Motto "In Brotherhood Lies Our Strength"
Colors  Navy blue   silver 
Symbol The Asiatic lion
Chapters 16 chapters, 17 colonies
Members 2500+ collegiate
Headquarters 909 W. 22nd St
Austin, Texas, United States
Homepage deltaepsilonpsi.org

Delta Epsilon Psi (ΔΕΨ) is a South Asian interest social and service fraternity located in the United States. Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on October 1, 1998 at the University of Texas at Austin. The 18 founders formed the fraternity to provide a unified South Asian voice at the school.[1] Since then, Delta Epsilon Psi has grown to be the largest South Asian interest fraternity in the nation.[2]

The purpose of Delta Epsilon Psi is to develop leadership qualities within its members by instilling within them the three pillars (Brotherhood, Discipline, and Commitment) upon which the fraternity was founded.

Founding fathers

Delta Epsilon Psi's founding fathers are:[1]

  • Suju Abraham
  • Rahul Brambhatt
  • Vipul Engineer
  • Irfan Iqbal
  • Wesley Mathews
  • Rushi Modha
  • Samir Parikh
  • Mayur Patel
  • Rajiv Patel
  • Rakesh Patel
  • Ronit Patel
  • Jason Pillai
  • Vinu Raj
  • Kashif Shaikh
  • Asim Siddiqui
  • Tosby Thomas
  • Jacob Varghese
  • Vijay Viswanathan

Philanthropy

Delta Epsilon Psi's philanthropies are research towards curing juvenile diabetes (type 1 diabetes) through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and supporting the National Marrow Donor Program.[3][4]

North-American Interfraternity Conference

In April 2011, Delta Epsilon Psi officially became nationally recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).

Chapters and colonies

Delta Epsilon Psi's website lists 33 chapters and colonies.[5]

Chapters

Colonies

For several colonies, no location is given on the fraternity's website. These colonies may not be affiliated with a school, the affiliation may be in process or have been revoked, or the website may not have been updated:

  • Omicron Colony
  • Phi Colony
  • Chi Colony
  • Psi Colony
  • Alpha Zeta Colony

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.deltaepsilonpsi.org/national/about-us/history
  2. http://www.deltaepsilonpsi.org/national/membership/milestones
  3. http://www.deltaepsilonpsi.org/national/philanthropy/jdrf
  4. http://www.deltaepsilonpsi.org/national/philanthropy/bone-marrow-drive
  5. "Chapters and Colonies". Delta Epsilon Psi. Retrieved 11 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Delta Epsilon Psi Alpha Theta Colony". Retrieved 11 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>