Welcome to Delta Phi Epsilon’s Spring 2021 Rush! We are so pleased that you are interested in joining our community. Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) is UC Berkeley’s only co-ed professional international relations fraternity, aiming to connect people from all walks of life with a common interest in global affairs. Since 1923, the Epsilon Chapter of DPhiE has been home to brilliant alumni who have gone on to do incredible work for a wide variety of different organizations such as the State Department, the World Bank, and the Americorps. Being a member of DPhiE not only provides you with the skills to grow professionally, but also to grow personally through friendships, mentorships, and a strong international alumni network. We are proud to be part of an organization that represents individuals with diverse backgrounds and career interests who share a common passion for global affairs, diplomacy, and pursuing opportunities abroad.
With that being said, this fall we are holding three rush events that aim to introduce you to the members of our community and the fraternity as a whole. “Meet the Chapter” (Thursday 1/28) will be an online Zoom event where you will not only have the opportunity to interact with active members and other fellow applicants, but also learn more about what Delta Phi Epsilon can offer through a presentation from our Executive Committee and an interactive panel of active members. The second rush event, “Perspectives on Professionalism” (Tuesday, 2/2), is an online Zoom event that will offer you the chance to explore future professional goals both in the fraternity and in your own career, as well as the opportunity to engage with an exciting guest speaker. The third and final rush event is our “Global Game Night” (Thursday 2/4), which is an online Zoom event consisting of international relations-themed games and trivia. In this event, you will have the opportunity to socialize with the fraternity in a more relaxed environment. So as they would say in Yu-Gi-Oh, “Get your game on!” Please feel free to dress in whatever you feel most comfortable for each rush event. Finally, the application is due the day following our final Rush Event (Friday 2/5), which must be completed by 11:59pm if you wish to be eligible for membership.
These rush events will not only allow you to interact with our fellow DPhiE members, but also provide invaluable insight about who we are as an organization so that you can decide whether Delta Phi Epsilon is the best fit for you. We encourage you to take full advantage of these events and approach this process as you would any other networking opportunity (an opportunity to grow!)
As Membership Vice Presidents, our role is to assist and oversee the professional and social development of our pledge class throughout the semester. For this spring, we seek to guide this semester’s pledge class in strengthening their professional confidence alongside a community of mutual respect and love. We plan to help the new pledge class become strong global citizens united under our organization’s passion to serve both our local and global communities. The pledge process consists of lectures from leading individuals in the field of international relations, meetings and projects aimed to broaden one’s international horizons, and career building exercises that will help prepare you for whatever your career endeavors may be. Above all, we are here for YOU and will be there every step of the way to see you grow and thrive alongside your pledge class and create bonds within the organization that will last a lifetime.
We look forward to meeting the many new faces that will be joining us this semester! Even more, we are excited to assist and offer you with more information about the rush process and Delta Phi Epsilon as a whole. We can't wait to meet the passionate, intelligent, thoughtful, and amazing people who will soon call themselves the Spring 2021 Pledge Class of Delta Phi Epsilon.
Liam Mayer & Danielle Kappler
Membership Vice Presidents
Delta Phi Epsilon, Epsilon Chapter