Delta Phi Epsilon supports The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through the support and education of individuals, families, and professionals.
DPhiE’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri”, or “To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be”. This motto inspires each of our sisters at MIT and all of Delta Phi Epsilon to support each other in becoming the healthiest, happiest, and best versions of themselves possible. We believe that ANAD shares this vision, which is why DPhiE has had a partnership with them since 1976.
The goal of our partnership with ANAD is to raise awareness. Preventing and identifying eating disorders early can save lives. We hope to help as many people as possible by providing all the support and resources we can.
Each year we host ANAD week, a series of events to raise awareness for ANAD on campus and lift our fellow students’ spirits and self-esteems. This year, we raised awareness for ANAD by staffing an information booth in Lobby 10, a busy corridor of MIT. We also fundraised for ANAD through an event at Oath Pizza and a film screening in collaboration with MIT LSC. We also held our first annual candlelight vigil to honor, celebrate, and support eating disorder recovery. The vigil is meant to commemorate those that are still actively in eating disorder recovery, those that have recovered, and those that have lost lives their lives to an eating disorder. During the candle lighting ceremony, we also take the ANAD pledge.