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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Driven by our dedication to loyalty, dedication, friendship, and support, the Sigma Chapter of Delta Epsilon Mu participates in a wide variety of inside and outside of the Austin community. Our organization is dedicated to its philanthropy, service, and professional development––all of which opportunities are organized by our own members and executive board!

Scroll to check out our philanthropic contributions and our events!

PHILANTHROPY

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The Sigma Chapter of Delta Epsilon Mu is honored to support our philanthropy: CareBOX. CareBOX aims to provide patients and their families who are suffering from cancer with at-home care resources that they otherwise may not have had access to. One in five deaths due to cancer are related to malnutrition alone; CareBOX works to mitigate these effects by delivering resources to prevent malnutrition, injury, and infection for these families.

Founders Jillian Domingue and Lisa Keefauver watched their loved ones suffer from the lack of essential supplies that cancer patients were able to provide for themselves at home. Certain supplies, such as modified meals and over-the-counter medications, are often not covered by insurance, forcing patients to trade their health for going without these products. With the help of CareBOX, we can ensure that no patient will go without the resources they need and deserve.

For more information, check out CareBOX's website here!

Supporting Our Philanthropy

Check back throughout the semester to see how we've worked to raise money for our philanthropy!

EVENTS

Austin Marathon

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February 19th, 2022

At our fan-favorite Spring event, we headed off to the Austin Marathon to help with set-up, pass out water, and cheer on runners. Our very own Public Relations Chair Megan Nguyen ran the marathon, and we were SO excited to congratulate her as she finished!

May 10th, 2022

To celebrate the end of the school year, our members headed out to Lakeway to enjoy each other's company on the water! We're gonna miss each other this summer, but we're glad to have a little time off.

Avatar Social

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February 18th, 2022

At our first social of the semester, we welcomed back our DEMbers and said hello to our new Alpha Beta class! Our members had the opportunity to select either Earth, Air, Water, or Fire.

Alpha Beta Social

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February 17th, 2022

Alert, alert! We officially selected our Alpha Beta class, and treated them to pizza at the Dobie Mall! We can't wait to reach them all that DEM has to offer!

Winter Formal

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December 7th, 2022

As we wrapped up our finals and prepared to head home for the holidays, we found the time to squeeze in enough time to commemorate our semester at our Winter Formal! We enjoyed dancing and chatting under the stars!

DEMsgiving

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November 19th, 2022

To celebrate the beginning of Thanksgiving Break, one of our lovey DEMbers Tina hosted us for DEMsgiving! Each of our attendees had the opportunity to bring a dish of their choosing, and we definitely enjoyed each other's cooking and company!

Decades Party

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November 12th, 2022

For one of our final socials, we hosted a decade's event! Freshman dressed up as the1990s-2000s, Sophomores as the 1980s, Juniors as the 1960s-1970s, and Seniors as the 1920s!

Light the Night

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November 5th, 2022

At our personal favorite event of the year, we headed off to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at light the night! We passed out water to walkers and encourage them. Then, we ended the night by enjoying dinner at Maudie's!

Halloween Social

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October 30th, 2022

Our member's personalities' shined through tonight  as they brought out their scariest and most humorous costumes! We always love letting our DEMbers show off!

Guest Speaker: Dr. Devin Williams, DC,  NP-C

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October 25th, 2022

Dr. Devin Williams is a licensed NP and chiropractor who works in exercise medicine at the UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute. Initially, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study upon entering college. He had participated in Sports Medicine in high school, and found it quite interesting. Eventaully, he found his way into a chiropractic college and later went back for his nursing degree. He worked as a ringside doctor for MMA fighters, provided medical aid to victims of Hurricane Yolanda, and also created physical therapy programs for post-surgical, arthritic, and post-vehicular incident patients. Today, he works in an arthritis clinic where he specializes in hip and knee replacements, and assists at Dell Medical School in physical medicine. His biggest piece of advice is to find that route of healthcare for which you are passionate about!

American Heart & Stroke Walk

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October 22nd, 2022

For our first volunteering event of the semester, we volunteered at the Austin American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk! It was an early morning for all of us, but nothing beats helping out our community! 

Light & Dark Social

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October 15th, 2022

This evening, we kicked off the semester with our light and dark social! Our members dressed in dark colors or light colors based on their general outfit preference, and then caught up with each other! A huge welcome to our new prospects!

Spring Formal

Triple Delta Social

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April 23rd, 2022

Our organization teamed up with Delta Sigma Pi and Delta Kappa Alpha for a triple Delta social! We had a great time getting to know other pre-professional organizations across campus, and we hope to see them again soon!

Mid-Semester Social

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April 9th, 2022

Our members took some time to relax at our mid-semester social. Featured is our amazing Sankofa members!

Head for the Cure Brain Cancer Walk

March 27th, 2022

After the Head for the Cure Brain Cancer Walk, our members took down the event and spoke with some of the brain cancer survivors that were in attendance. Then, to cool off, we enjoyed each other's company with some popsicles!

DEM-lympics

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March 26th, 2022

Our DEM-bers showed our their athletic abilities at our annual DEM-lympics event! We enjoyed a day of soccer competitions, racketball, volleyball, and more!

Chi Class Big-Little Reveal

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March 22nd, 2022

We were ecstatic to watch our Chi class members receive their bigs this evening! All of our pairings were carefully curated to each of our member's interests. We can't wait to see how our big-little pairs grow together for the rest of their time in DEM! 

Austin Half Marathon

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February 20th, 2022

At one of our many volunteer events, we passed out medals, food, water, and towels to runners at the Austin Half Marathon. It was quite an early morning, but the memories we made were worth it!

Winter Formal

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December 7th, 2021

To celebrate the end of the semester, our members danced the night away at our annual Winter formal. Thank you to our amazing social chair Alexander Beardsley for planning this event. See you all next Spring!

Phi Class Prospect Retreat

October 1st, 2021

After getting to know each other's professional interests, our members took to getting to know each other in a more social setting! They partook in activities across campus lead by Co-Directors of Prospects XiXi Jia and Autumn Ortiz. Our Chi class is so excited to see all that DEM has to offer!

Guest Speaker:
Peter Buschang, PhD

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Phi Class
Prospect Dinner

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September 28th, 2021

DEM Sigma welcomed Peter Buschang, PhD to our final September meeting. Dr. Buschang works as a Regents Professor and the Director of Orthodontic Research at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He received his PhD in Physical Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em!) where he developed an interest in craniofacial  growth, developmental adaptations to surgicial treatments, and oral-motor function. He emphasized the importance of having a multi-faceted background in clinical settings, and discussed his own experience with the immense resources at UT-Austin!

September 20th, 2021

We were so excited to get back to hosting in-person recruitment, and were even more excited to get to know our Phi class at our prospect dinner. Here's to another great semester of DEM Sigma!

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