When founded in 1998 in Austin, Texas, the 18 founding fathers of our Delta Epsilon Psi were driven by the three pillars of our fraternity; Brotherhood, Discipline, and Commitment. These three fundamental cornerstones are what bond our brothers across the nation. The founding fathers believed by relying on these pillars they could establish the first ever unified South Asian presence in the South. Today, we still are striving to build the South Asian presence at prestigious universities across the nation, however, our goals and purpose have expanded to a much more diverse array of motivations.
When asked, a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi will describe his fraternity as a service and socially driven organization. Most people who go to a school where Delta Epsilon Psi is at have probably heard about our social events, which are known to bring in over 1000 people. Having this sort of social activity on campus helps us spread the presence of South Asian culture while building bonds within our own brothers.
While most have heard about 'Delta Parties,' many haven't heard about an even more astonishing aspect of Delta Epsilon Psi's purpose. Even more than being a prominent social organization, we are a focused on becoming the nations most successful service fraternity as well. Our service endeavors always attempt to benefit our national philanthropy, Juvenile Diabetes, which has been our main philanthropic motivation since the passing of our brother, Vishal Bhagat, in 2006. Vishal was afflicted by Juvenile Diabetes from an early age.
Therefore, whether it's while bringing students together on the weekend for good-spirited fun or bringing them together to make the day of 4000 elementary school students, our brothers are playing an active role to unify their community and the culture that exists within it. While dedicating such a dramatic amount of their free time to such community engagement, we have built a strong bond between our brothers. This bond is something each of us holds superior to anything else we do in the fraternity, for each of us knows that within brotherhood lies our strength. As our fraternity ages and our brothers move into the real world, we all plan on using this strength to do things of even greater impact. This is because our purpose is never-ending, brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are committed to bettering the World in everything we do for as long as we live.