Founded in 2000 by Erica Trinder, Sayako Earle, Erin McConnell, and Kate Leland, our sisterhood strives to unite all women at Kenyon College and beyond through our service and compassion.
Epsilon Delta Mu is based on the Greek philosophy of Eudaimonia (u-die-mo-nee-a), Aristotle's idea that a good life is achieved through happiness, friendship, knowledge, and virtue. Through these four ideas, we plan to enrich ourselves, our sisters, and the community as a whole.
As part of a sisterhood, members share a common identity through a community rather than an organization. A member's duty towards her sisterhood will help her learn to work and become close friends with other members of different backgrounds. As part of the organization, a sister is pledging her individual duty to each individual member as well as promising to fulfill her duties as part of a service-oriented community.
Therefore, Eudaimonia is a philosophy for the way in which we should ideally live our lives; a sorority is also, in a sense, a way of life, appropriately designed to strengthen friendships. We welcome women of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. We encourage open-mindedness within our sorority and throughout the community.
MOTTO: "Chance made us sisters, hearts made us friends."
COLORS: Cranberry, silver, and white
MASCOT: The Australian emu
CREST: The original was derived from a Celtic crest by one of our founders, and represents the four tenets of eudaimonia (updated crest designed by Ayla McBreen.)