SIGNATURE SERVICE EVENTS
Being a social and service based fraternity, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi like to engage in service opportunities throughout the year. Stampede of service is a campus wide service event, where different organizations come together and have a day of service to help give back to the community. Brothers and other members of the Greek community do this every year. With activities ranging from roadside clean ups, to serving food at shelters and helping clean up parks. Another service event that we participate in is relay for life. Even though it is not one of our main philanthropies, we still show support and participate in it to show support for all those who battle cancer on a daily basis and to help find a cure. Aside from service we also throw events that help raise money for our philanthropies. Each semester we host an event called “Pie-A-Delta” on campus at our Bulls Market, where students, faculty and other members of the Greek community pay $1 to pie a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi. All proceeds of this event go to JDRF. Another event that we throw to help raise money for JDRF is called “Drench a Delta”. Students and faculty come out and pay $1 to purchase water balloons to throw at brothers and like our “Pie a Delta” event, all proceeds go to JDRF. When we are not throwing these events, we sell JDRF bands for $2 each to also help raise money for JDRF. Jason Chen of our Xi Class brought up this idea and he helped design the bands. Another event we host every semester is a bone marrow drive. We set up a tent somewhere on campus and help find students who are willing to register for the cause and possibly helping save a life.
BONE MARROW DRIVE
THE NEED FOR DONORS
On any given day, more than 6,000 men, women and children are searching the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry for a life-saving donor like you. These patients have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases that can be treated by a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. For many of these patients, a transplant may be the best and only hope of a cure. We work to provide hope and deliver a cure to all patients in need. With your support, more patients can access the treatment they so desperately need.
FIND A MATCH
Race and ethnicity matter in tissue matches because tissue types are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their race or ethnicity. Adding more donors and cord blood units from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the NMDP Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need. Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are urgently needed as a bone marrow donor or cord blood donor:
• Black and African Americans
• American Indian and Alaska Native
• Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
• Hispanic and Latino
• Multiple race
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Join the bone marrow donor Registry and give hope to patients everywhere. Every day thousands of patients who need a life-saving transplant search for a donor. You could be the one to save a life. Join the Donor Registry. Join the bone marrow donor Registry and give hope to patients everywhere. When you become a bone marrow donor, you join the global movement of more than 10 million donors who stand ready to give someone a future. Even with millions on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry, there are many patients waiting and hoping, unable to find a matching donor. You could be the one a patient needs.
DELTA EPSILON PSI AND NATIONAL BONE MARROW DRIVE
Our fraternity is not only committed to continuing National Marrow Donor Program awareness but also to providing to the national marrow donor program. In our history, Delta Epsilon Psi has registered over 500 individuals to the program. Our chapters and colonies host various events during our philanthropy weeks as well as throughout various points in the semester that not only raise awareness but allow those interested in registering. For more information on how you can help please visit www.marrow.org.