Delta Phi Epsilon looks to build house on Greek Row

James Wagner

Over the past year and a half, the Gamma Omicron chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon has been making the most of their newfound sisterhood and is currently seeking to put their stamp on Greek Row.

Ever since being inducted to Georgia Southern University’s Greek community on May 6, 2012 DPhiE has increased their membership to 71 active sisters with a pledge class of 26. The sorority is active both on and off campus with many different community service and philanthropic activities.

With a house, DPhiE hopes to be able to establish a home of their own that will be able to meet the needs of their rapidly growing membership and to also ease the process during recruitment.

“We are the newest PHA (Panhellenic Association) organization on campus and at one point they all wanted a house so we want one as well,” Caitie Tuten, public relations chair for DPhiE, said.

Their interest in having a house of their own began in the fall of 2012 and the GSU chapter is currently working along with their headquarters, which is located in Philadelphia, on a feasible timeline to build a sorority house on the empty lot next to the Kappa Delta house on Greek row.

“It’s a lot of factors that people are unaware about when it comes to this. Things like fire safety and Georgia Southern codes,” Tuten said.

The loan for building the house has been approved by their headquarters but no set timeline has been established for clearing the lot and actually building the house.

“We are doing great and it’s exciting because a good amount of girls are here to stay and they continue to be the change they want see,” said Tuten.

DPhiE is predicting that their future home will be finished sometime in 2015 and as a whole, they are looking forward to celebrating their second anniversary of being an active Greek organization here on Georgia Southern’s campus on May 6.