Rushing Delta Phi Epsilon
The First Step to Becoming a Brother
Eta Chapter actively seeks out the best and brightest students of The Elliott School of International Affairs. Active on campus since 1929, members of Eta Chapter are part of a prestigious 90-year tradition. Alumni of Eta Chapter have gone on to become influential members of the American diplomatic corps, the defense community, international legal and business establishments, the non-profit sector, and the United States Congress. We encourage students preparing for international service to Rush Delta Phi Epsilon.
Benefits of Membership
Delta Phi Epsilon’s mission is to cultivate a brotherhood of leaders dedicated to service to country. Our members and alumni gain access to a wide variety of services to prepare for their future careers:
Lecture Series: Each year, Eta Chapter hosts accomplished practitioners in the fields of international security, law, public health, business, and economics, as well as special area experts. Past speakers include Ian Bremmer, former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, Representative Abdul Rahman of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Head Delegate Davis of Catalonia, the first Muslim-American Ambassador Osman Siddique, Deputy Secretary of State Negroponte, Assistant Secretary of Anne Patterson, and many more. .
Faculty Luncheons: Eta Chapter organizes private lunches at the DACOR Bacon House for brothers and Elliott School faculty. These small events give members a chance to learn more about the lives and careers of their professors.
Professional Development: Chapter meetings include professional skills workshops, debates, and special topics seminars. Our members develop stronger practical skills as well as deeper knowledge of all areas of international affairs.
Networking: Members and alumni of Delta Phi Epsilon are scattered all over the globe. Members travelling overseas or seeking jobs and internships can count on support from the DPE network.
Brotherhood: Members of Eta Chapter are united through a common commitment to serving their country abroad. As Brothers, men of Eta Chapter forge a bond that lasts a lifetime. Engaging you both socially and academically, Brothers will prove to be lasting friends and resources at GW and beyond.
Applicants to Delta Phi Epsilon must pass through a rigorous, multi-level process. The fraternity maintains no recruitment quotas, and only a select few applicants are offered membership.
Recruitment cycles begin with several events open to the public, followed by a series of invitation-only interviews and events. Only students in good standing with the University who demonstrate exceptional academic and professional capability, an enthusiasm for international relations, a commitment to public service, and strong personal character are offered seats in our induction process.