• American University

    DELTA PHI EPSILON
    FOREIGN SERVICE FRATERNITY

  • WELCOME

    On behalf of American University's Delta Phi Epsilon Fraternity, I welcome you to our web page.

    What is Delta Phi Epsilon?

    Delta Phi Epsilon is the nation's only professional foreign service fraternity. Brothers study or work in the field of International Affairs. We are a Brotherhood, which has joined together to help, aid, and assist each other in the realization of our ideals. Founded in 1967 and subsequently reactivated in 2009, the Pi Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon has become a leader in professionalism, academic achievement, and intellectualism in the field of Foreign Service at American University in Washington D.C.
     

    As a fraternity our goals are to inspire honor and scholarship in Foreign Affairs, to raise the standard of American citizenship at home and abroad, and to aid and assist every member of the Fraternity in the realization of his ideals.

     

    Through hosting professional events, academic, and networking opportunities, we strive to foster relationships of friendliness and goodwill between the United States and all other nations. Furthermore, we seek to help members foster interpersonal relationships with professors and leaders across academic disciplines.

    Warm Regards,

     

    Stephen Young, President 2018-2019

     

  • WHY JOIN DPE?

    Felipe Herrera

    School of Int'l Service, 23rd Line

    I joined DPE to find a sense of community among people who shared similar interests in international relations. Through an extensive network of alumni, workshops to develop professional skills, and the speaker events we host with experts in the field, DPE provides plenty of opportunities for professional development. I’ve made the friendships of a lifetime with a group of people who pushed me intellectually and professionally to succeed, and these bonds will stay with me long after I've left the campus of American University behind.

     

    Fill out the recruitment form below for further info.

    Patrick Reed

    School of Int'l Service, 18th Line
    I joined DPE because I want to explore my horizons and meet intelligent, curious men who cared deeply about the subject they study. What I found was a brotherhood that encourages me to push my limits and provides me with a supportive network of incredibly motivated and ambitious men. DPE has been one of the best choices I've made since coming to AU.
     
    Fill out the recruitment form below for further info.
     

    Steven Sullivan

    School of Int'l Service, 15th Line
    I joined Delta Phi Epsilon to surround myself with a diverse and driven group of young professionals interested in Foreign Service and the world around them. I wanted to be a part of the long tradition started by our founders who were World War I veterans. We are Brothers serving proudly in the nation's cloth. 
     
    Fill out the recruitment form below for further info.
  • THE DPE ACADEMIC JOURNAL

    The Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity is proud to present the inaugural “DPE Academic Journal.” Please enjoy four original articles, produced by our Brothers ranging across disciplines including Science, Law, and Economics. View the full pdf here.

     

  • EVENTS

    Find videos from all of our past events here.

  • EXECUTIVE BOARD

    Stephen Young

    President

    Stephen is a Senior in the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business majoring in International Development and Identity, Race, Gender and Culture, along with a minor in IT. He has interned for nonprofits in the fields of economic development, civic engagement, language services, and immigration services and has served as an intern for the Asia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development and currently interns at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development. He has also studied abroad in Taipei, Taiwan. Since Joining DPE in the Spring of 2016, Stephen has served as Assistant Line Captain, Secretary, and now President, hoping to foster greater cohesion and organization in DPE.

    Nicholas Kunzig

    Vice President

    Nicholas is a Senior in the School of International Service majoring in Global Governance. He is from Dijon, France and is currently interning in the European Affairs department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In the past he has interned at the House of Representatives, the Fulbright Association, EuroTASC Consulting and CRDF Global. Nicholas studied abroad in Brussels where he learned about the workings of the European Union his junior year. He was also Professional Chair in the past and now wants to focus his efforts on strengthening DPE's roots on campus.

    Jonathan Banasihan

    Secretary

    Jonathan is a Senior in the School of International Service majoring in Foreign Policy and National Security. As a student, he has worked as a Program Assistant for FHI 360 and interned with the East-West Center in Washington and Aviation Week. He studied abroad in Taiwan as part of the TUSA program and will study abroad in China this summer with a Gilman Scholarship. Since joining DPE Jonathan has served as Alumni Chair and Line Captain of the 25th Line. Prior to attending American, he served in the US Navy for 7 years as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, earning the rank of Second Class Petty Officer.

    Roen Agdeppa

    Treasurer

    Roen is a Sophomore in the School of International Service and College of Arts and Science majoring in International Economics and Development. In the past he has interned for Congressman Eric Swalwell of California’s 15 Congressional district and has served as the SIS Senator in the American University Undergraduate Government. After joining DPE in the Spring of 2018, Roen served as Diversity Chair and currently serves as Treasurer.

    Sohrab Azad

    Diversity Chair

    Sohrab is a 2nd-year student at the School of International Service majoring in International Studies with a focus in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security. In addition, he is minoring in Economics and is a member of the Three-Year Global Scholars Program. He has studied abroad in Brussels and Madrid studying EU relations and global governance. Sohrab has interned for a senatorial campaign, a start-up company, the U.S. Senate, and Refugees International. He joined DPE in the spring of 2018 and is currently the Assistant Line Captain and Diversity Chair.

    Jackson Malmgren

    Philanthropy Chair

    Solomon Self

    Professional Chair

     
     
     
     

    Christian Von-Rotz

    Social Chair

    Christian is a Junior in the School of International Service and School of Public Affairs, majoring in International Development and Foreign Policy and National Security, and a minor in Political Science. Christian has worked in the Student Activities office at American University as a Financial Assistant for over a year. He has also worked for the National Student Leadership Conference as a Team Advisor, facilitating leadership and IR-based workshops for high school students. He plans to study abroad in Chile, where he will intern and take classes. He is a new member to DPE, joining in the spring of 2018. He currently serves on the 25th Line Team and as Social Chair of the fraternity.

    Francisco Huang-Ventura

    Brotherhood Chair

    Francisco is a Junior in the School of International Service majoring in National Security and Foreign Policy, along with a minor in Chinese. He is part of the Men’s Soccer Varsity team at American University. He has worked and volunteered at several soccer summer camps around the D.C. and Maryland area. Since joining DPE in the Spring of 2018, Francisco is currently serving as Brotherhood Chair and is in charge of planning brotherhood events.

    Aaron Mohabbat

    Recruitment Chair

     

     

    Evan Judd

    Alumni Chair

     

     

    Lee Block (right)

    Editor-in-Chief

    Lee is a Junior double majoring in international relations, with a focus in global comparative government and national security, and Russian language, Lee is currently the editorial assistant at Washington Decoded, an online publication. He has served in various other professional capacities, including as an assistant to a Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence, a legislative intern in the Connecticut General Assembly, and as the research assistant for Our Idol Still: State, Nation, and Genocide, a forthcoming book by Dr. Martin Shuster. Lee was initiated as part of the 24th Line in the Spring of 2018, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the fraternity's academic journal.

     

    Beau Swallow

    Tech Chair

     

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Question: I am interested in joining DPE, but I am not in SIS. Can I still join?
    Answer: Absolutely. While we are an international affairs fraternity, we are open to all interested in Foreign Service in all meanings of the phrase. Those enrolled in Kogod, SPA, CAS, or SOC should feel free to come and express their interest in receiving a bid as well.
     

    Question: I am interested in pledging DPE, but I am already in another Fraternity (social or professional). Can I still seek a bid to pledge?
    Answer: Absolutely. Our Brothers come from many different backgrounds. This includes members of both social and professional Fraternities.

     

    Question: What do you really mean by professional connections?
    Answer: Our Brothers have worked with and interned at many locations around D.C. and the world including Congress, Secret Service, the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Navy, the Departments of Commerce, Labor, Defense, and State, several foreign embassies and governments, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, JP Morgan, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, CFR, and the Jamestown Foundation. For a full list, see below.

     

    Question: Will pledging Delta Phi Epsilon hurt my grades?
    Answer: The simple answer is that it depends on you. We expect a serious time commitment from you, but academics come first. If you have a project or paper or any other academic or professional obligation, that will always take priority. We are a professional organization that values academics. Strong academics demonstrate your intent to be a professional and productive member of society and of the Brotherhood.

     

    Question: What is the full time commitment of the pledge process?
    Answer: Unfortunately, we are unable to give you an exact answer. The pledging process is not static. Our process is designed to instill the core values and knowledge of Delta Phi Epsilon on our pledges- therefore, it takes as long as necessary. Be assured that every Brother has been able to do well academically while pledging. Though it is a serious time commitment, we consider your individual circumstances, both academic and professional.

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