For Family and Friends

Delta Epsilon Mu is the nation’s premier Pre-Health Professional Co-Ed Fraternity, and our organization strives toward “helping people, together.”

We are pleased that your student is interested in either establishing a Chapter, entering Formal Recruitment, or continuing as an Active Member of the Fraternity at their collegiate institution. We understand that you may have questions regarding what affiliation entails and what benefits affiliation provides your student. We hope that this Letter from our VP of Membership and the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides insight into what you and your student can expect.


If you are interested in joining the Fraternity through Expansion by founding a new Chapter, please contact our National Director of Expansion here.

If you are interested in joining the Fraternity through Formal Recruitment at an existing Chapter, please contact our National Director of Recruitment here.

If you have any other inquiries, please use our General Contact Form here.


Letter from VP of Membership, Randell Rueda (Theta Founder, Spring ‘09)

Greetings!

My name is Randell Rueda and I am the National Vice President of Membership for Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. I am thrilled that your student has shown interest in attaining affiliation to our Fraternity and in continuing their Lifelong Membership beyond their undergraduate years.

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. was founded on the Pillars of Loyalty, Dedication, Friendship, and Support. In upholding the Creed and Mission Statement of the Fraternity, our Active and Alumni Members live by these Pillars and continue to selflessly serve their communities as pre-health students and practicing health professionals. Focused in bettering ourselves to better provide for our communities, our Fraternity aims to be a supportive network for your student as they aspire toward making a professional impact in the fields of health.

Spanning across the nation, our Chapters serve as hubs for promoting health at their affiliated collegiate institutions and in their surrounding communities. Under the guidance of the National Executive Committee and through representation on the National Board of Directors, your student will play a pivotal role both at their Chapter and as one of the health professionals of the future. I hope that with this responsibility and calling, your student continues to be supported by you and those they cherish. Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. will collectively do its best to support your student academically, professionally, and interpersonally.

With LDFS,
Randell Rueda, VP of Membership, Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. is the nation’s premier Pre-Health Professional Co-Ed Fraternity. The Active and Alumni Membership strives toward “helping people, together” by upholding the Creed and Mission Statement of the Fraternity. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, our Chapters and affiliates contribute philanthropically and through community service, dedicating our lives to the service of others. This Fraternity upholds the standards of academic excellence, professionalism, and integrity in all endeavors.

What does “pre-health” mean?

“Pre-health” is a term used to refer to all tracks of undergraduate education that prepare students for one of the many pre-health based professions. These professions include medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, psychology, physician assistant, physical therapy, research, and all other fields with focus in health.

What is the difference between “pre-health” and “pre-med?"

“Pre-med” is a term used to refer specifically to the track of undergraduate education that prepares students for a profession in medicine, either as an MD or DO. Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. is inclusive of all health fields and uses the term “pre-health” for this reason.

What is the difference between Professional and Social Greek Organizations?

Professional Greek Organizations (PGOs) have primary focus in uniting students of similar professional endeavors, no matter the undergraduate track they are on at the time of affiliation. Social Greek Organizations, more commonly called Greek Lettered Organizations (GLOs) in general, have primary focus in uniting students of similar backgrounds, no matter their professional calling. Professional and Social organizations have many areas of overlap and both provide different networks for their affiliates.

With what is Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. involved?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. is involved with philanthropic projects and organizations, health systems, and health education, all located at the Chapter, local, and national level. The Fraternity at-large strives to make an impact through professional networks and inter-professional work across all fields.

With what or whom is Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. affiliated?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. is a Fraternal Member of the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA), the nation’s renowned association for Professional Greek Organizations of all foci and missions.

Does Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. haze or have hazing practices?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. has a strict anti-hazing policy and does not condone any acts of hazing committed by affiliates or other involved entities. All Chapters and Members of Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. are expected to abide by all hazing laws and regulations enacted by their respective collegiate institutions, Cities, States, and Federal government.

Who can join Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

All undergraduate students currently registered and attending a collegiate institution with a pre-existing Chapter are allowed to join Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. if in good standing. All undergraduate students currently registered and attending a collegiate institution without a pre-existing Chapter are allowed to pursue Expansion of Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. to their collegiate institution. Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. and its affiliates do not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, socioeconomic status, documentation status, or other demographic.

How does one join Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

All undergraduate students must either attend Formal Recruitment or undergo Expansion. Formal Recruitment is conducted at the discretion of the respective Chapters, under standards and guidance of the National Director of Recruitment. Expansion is conducted under direct oversight of the National Director of Expansion. Affiliation through either avenue is only granted upon completion of Prospective Member Education (PME) and successful initiation into the Fraternity.

Is Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. selective?

Yes, Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. and its Chapters uphold the responsibility of a selection process with selection criteria in all instances of Formal Recruitment and Expansion. The level of selectivity is at the discretion of the respective Chapters under guidance of the National Director of Recruitment or under the oversight of the National Director of Expansion.

Will I be interviewed in order to join Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

Yes, Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. upholds a standard of Interview after approval of application for consideration of affiliation. As is the case with entering all forms of professional school, the professional interview is an integral part in professional development and education.

What is the time commitment of Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. affiliation?

The expected time commitment of an Active Member at a given Chapter is established at the discretion of the respective Chapters, and can range around 10-15 hours weekly. The expected time commitment of a Prospective Member undergoing Expansion is established at the discretion of the National Director of Expansion, and can range around 10-15 hours weekly. Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. is first and foremost an extracurricular activity, and all students are advised to only seek affiliation if time management and availability permits.

What is the financial commitment of Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. affiliation?

The expected financial commitment of an Active Member at the Chapter-level is established at the discretion of the respective Chapters. The expected financial commitment of an Active Member at the National-level is established at the discretion of the National Executive Committee. The expected financial commitment of a Prospective Member undergoing Expansion is established at the discretion of the National Director of Expansion. Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. upholds a standard of minimizing all financial obligations at all levels to ensure minimum financial impact on our students.

What are the benefits of joining Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. provides networking opportunities and specific membership benefits to all affiliates. The Alumni Membership is composed of an ever-growing number of health professionals who make a personal effort toward professional development of the students they mentor. Affiliates are provided discounted rates through established partnerships and specific members-only access to Fraternity resources.

How does Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. promote health?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. promotes the mindset of bettering ourselves to better provide for our communities. The Fraternity follows the model of the Seven Dimensions of Wellness to promote the health and wellbeing of the Membership. This approach to wellness allows our affiliates to be prepared and equipped to help our communities.

Why join Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc.?

Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. can support you in your professional endeavors in the fields of health. As a close-knit family, our Membership across all Chapters upholds a standard of excellence while embodying our Pillars of Loyalty, Dedication, Friendship, and Support.