ABOUT US


Our Pillars:

Brotherhood

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. Yet with our differences, a strong bond is developed and camaraderie is established creating lasting brotherhood. Brotherhood is a lifetime experience, and its responsibility goes far beyond college.

Discipline

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments – it is central to professional identity. We demonstrate our character in making precise decisions and taking positive actions therefore setting us apart.

Commitment

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” We invest our energy and time to mold leaders for our society.



National History:

On October 1st, 1998, Delta Epsilon Psi was founded by 18 individuals determined to mold their fraternity into a prominent organization not only on their campus, but also throughout the nation. The Founders’ ideals and principles would allow Delta Epsilon Psi to expand beyond the confinements of a stereotypical fraternity. Since there was no paradigm to steer them in the proper direction, they alienated the concept of conventional Greek life and implemented a new sense of giving back to the community. Forever has the idea of fraternities held a negative connotation to the majority of college students, but now Delta Epsilon Psi has made it their mission to change that perspective.


Pi Colony History:

On August 2nd, 2009, Pi Colony was established by a band of 5 brothers on a quest to have their voices heard, their plans executed, and their legacy started. With over 300 student organizations at the University of Texas in Arlington, these founders believed it was essential to establish an organization that would promote South Asian heritage and culture on campus, as well as, the larger Arlington community. We look to continue and strengthen these views with the addition of young men from various backgrounds that comprehend and uphold our strong values.


Our Philanthropy:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


What is JDRF?
Juvenile diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin-dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. In juvenile diabetes, a persons pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Juvenile diabetes usually strikes in childhood but lasts a lifetime. People with juvenile diabetes must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continuous infusion of insulin through a pump just to survive.
Who is JDRF?
JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $800 million in direct funding to diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF’s mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetesand its complications through the support of research.
What We Do?
Our fraternity is not only committed to continuing juvenile diabetes awareness but also to providing to the juvenile diabetes research foundation. In the past year, our fraternity as a whole donated more than $50,000 to the foundation. Our chapters and colonies host/attend various events both during and outside our philanthropy weeks. Below you will see a glimpse of our efforts to benefit JDRF and the “Sure for a Cure.”
Sugar-Free Bowl – Annual charity flag football tournament.
Diabetes Awareness Week – Events included sugar-free food tasting, blood-sugar testing, a sugar-free bake sale, Annual Charity Party, a walk.
You Got Served – Annual charity tennis tournament.
Who’s Got Game – Charity 3 on 3 basketball tournament.
Sugar Spike Off – Charity volleyball tournament.
Dodging Diabetes – Charity dodgeball tournament.
JDRF Walk for a Cure – National JDRF Walk.


Brothers:

The following have without doubt met and exceeded the expectations of being a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi by showcasing their Brotherhood, Discipline, and Commitment.


Founding Class

Jason John
Ali Lakhani
Rahim Gangwani
Sunny Sayyaparaju
Zaman Hemani



Alpha Class

Jeremy Thomas
Justin Varghese
Krishna Iyengar
Mutaaf Aziz
Yash Parekh



Beta Class

Anup Patel
Mohamed Faizuddin
Jahangir Abdal
Jaser Akuly
Jesslin Abraham
Mohammed Nouman
Mohit Arora
Sadiq Mosleh

Gamma Class

Lovepreet Singh
Himaad Riaz
Tauseef Uddin
Iraj Ashoori
Arpit Desai

Epsilon Class

Rohith Mathews
Umair Ali
Naveed Shalwani
Arman Amlani
Maneesh Sanger

Zeta Class

Akshar Talsida
Daniel Limon
Divyesh Patel
Inderdeep Rana

Eta Class

Keval Ladani
Harrison Stauffer

Theta Class

This Could Be You!

Recruitment

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Sugar Free Bowl


Quick Facts:


Date and Location:


April 12, 2014
3pm - 11pm
UT Arlington
Intramural Fields

Information:


7 vs 7 Flag Football Tournament
12 Teams
Trophies for 1st and 2nd place
Each team guaranteed 3 games
Top 8 teams move to playoffs (single elimination)

Division A:


Registration - $225
1st place - $1250 Cash Prize
2nd place - $750 Cash Prize



About SFB:

What is Sugar Free Bowl?
Sugar Free Bowl is one of the most competitive and purpose-oriented flag football tournaments that Texas has to offer. Each year the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. host the event with the initiative to raise funding and awareness for juvenile diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes). Unfortunately, this condition afflicts over 150 million people worldwide a year. All proceeds from Sugar Free Bowl are donated directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is a top-tier organization, setting the bar for Juvenile Diabetes Research. With access to the most innovative and advanced technology led by inspired and intelligent medical doctors, JDRF boasts a diverse research portfolio. Their projects include The Artificial Pancreas Project, beta cell therapies, immune therapies, glucose control research, and many other impressive initiatives. During the past nine years, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has established a trusting relationship with Delta Epsilon Psi, allowing funds from Sugar Free Bowl to be donated to JDRF in the highest confidence they will be stretched to their furthest extent to support Juvenile Diabetes. (For more information on JDRF visit their website, http://www.jdrf.org/)

How did Sugar Free Bowl get started?
Vishal Bhagat, a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi, was the original visionary of Sugar Free Bowl. Vishal was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at a young age, but was never discouraged by his affliction. Vishal joined Delta Epsilon Psi with idea of using the fraternity’s experience and resources in community service to serve as an avenue to develop his idea of Sugar Free Bowl. Through the motivation and determination of Vishal Bhagat, along with his brothers in Delta Epsilon Psi, in November 2002 the first Sugar Free Bowl was held. Tragically, in August 2006 an accident caused Vishal to pass away. However, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are determined to carry on his vision and legacy by putting their heart and soul into Sugar Free Bowl each year. In his memory, The Vishal Bhagat Foundation was created. This foundation, Delta Epsilon Psi, and the Austin community form an alliance to attempt to dramatically improve and spread the cause of Sugar Free Bowl each year.

Why should I compete in this tournament?
Sugar Free Bowl promises to be one of the biggest and most competitive flag football tournaments in Texas. Oh, and CASH PRIZES will given out to first and second place teams in both divisions! So if you want a fun-filled day of intense gridiron competition, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi invite you to come out and get involved in our efforts of making our Sugar Free Bowl the largest and most successful yet.

For more information, feel free to contact us either by the Contact Page, or by calling (469)693-5732.


Register Your Team:

Are you ready to get your team into the competition? Fill out the form below and that will complete your registration into SFB2014 at UT Arlington.


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Contact Us

Feel free to contact our brothers using the following email addresses, or the contact form below!
Name Position E-mail Address
Naveed Shalwani President naveed.shalwani@mavs.uta.edu
Rohith Mathew Vice-President rohith.mathew@mavs.uta.edu
Divyesh Patel Treasurer divyesh.patel@mavs.uta.edu
Umair Ali Parliamentarian umear.ali@mavs.uta.edu
Keval Ladhani Secretary keval.ladhani@mavs.uta.edu
Harrison Staufer Service Chair harrison.staufer@mavs.uta.edu