Delta phi epsilon PEARL Program

Delta Phi Epsilon aims to develop women who will be contributing members of society. Service Pearl Experiences should be designed to expose members to relevant societal issues and provide opportunities to make a positive impact within as well as outside of the sorority. Service Pearl Experiences are designed to encourage members to continue their involvement in philanthropic and community events after college. Activities should include: Fundraising for Delta Phi Epsilon's philanthropies and other philanthropic organizations; community service projects; and participation in campus service programs. 


Delta Phi Epsilon recognizes academics as a priority and aims to enhance the college mission by providing information and assistance on educational concerns, intellectual development, career preparation, and life style planning. Workshops in this area should include: time management; study skills; using campus resources (career center, learning center, library, etc.); cultural and fine arts events; faculty dinner speakers; literary reviews/debates; resume writing and interviewing skills; social skills for business; balancing family and career; and goal setting for personal advancement. 


Delta Phi Epsilon

Phi Lambda Chapter

Social Pearl Experiences provide our members with opportunities to enhance their communication and leadership skills as well as the ability to work with and relate to others in a variety of situations. College graduates need the knowledge and experiences of social skills in order to effectively participate in one-on-one situations and small and large group settings. You should use the Social Pearl Experience to explore diversity, multiculturalism, and gender issues, as well as leadership development. Workshops in this area should include: listening and communication skills; gender differences; diversity and multiculturalism; conflict resolution; leadership training; handling difficult social situations (including sexual harassment, substance abuse); and conversation skills, especially as they relate to membership recruitment.

By promoting positive self-awareness and providing opportunities for self discovery, your sorority involvement will help you develop individual strength, establish a personal set of values, and clarify your purpose as a student and member. Self pearl experiences should focus on developing physical and mental well-being. Workshops should include: personal fitness; nutrition; managing stress and anxiety; women's health issues; body image; self-esteem; personal safety; personal values and spirituality; promoting personal creativity and risk taking; and maintaining a positive balance. 


A strong sorority experience involves mutual friendship, support between members, and activities that increase the bonds of sisterhood. Spending time with sisters is vital to our sisterly bonds. Events in this area include: Retreats and sisterhood activities with planned educational programs to increase communication skills and the understanding of sorority values could also be included in this area. Every week, we hold several activities where sisters can hang out together and learn about each other. 

To support our sisters in achieving their personal goals and to cultivate well-rounded women, Delta Phi Epsilon provides a program for every member. This program is called the Personal Enrichment Activities for Responsible Living, or PEARL Program. Delta Phi Epsilon has recognized five areas of development to help cultivate dynamic women in order to create a nurturing and fulfilling environment among each chapter. These five areas are known as the five S's: Scholarship, Sisterhood, Social, Service, and Self. Each active sister must complete different activities from each area to earn PEARLs during the academic school year.



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