Philanthropy

Philanthrodance

Co-hosted with Phi Kappa Tau, Philanthrodance is Epsilon Delta Mu's annual, spring dry event that supports Serious Funs Children’s camps, which “help children with serious illnesses have serious fun.” All donations go directly to Serious Fun Children’s network. The event features dancing, free food to the first 80 people, and music performances by student bands.

 

Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest is an annual fall event held by Epsilon Delta Mu and was co-hosted by Athletes for Equality this year. This all-campus dry event consists of student band performances, Halloween snacks and attire, and raising money for Kaleidoscope, the only LGBTQ youth center in Ohio. Funds are raised during and prior to the event, where students have the opportunity to donate money to have a member from Epsilon Delta Mu or Athletes for Equality get pied in the face during Shocktoberfest.

 

 

Ice Cream Fundraiser

Every spring, the sisters of Epsilon Delta Mu deliver ice cream sundaes to students across Kenyon's campus. We charge $2 for one scoop, $3 for two scoops, and 25 cents per topping. We offer chocolate and vanilla ice cream and sprinkles, chocolate syrup, gummy bears, caramel syrup, and whipped cream for toppings. All proceeds are donated to New Directions, Knox County’s Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center.

Chest Cancer Awareness

As of spring 2019, Epsilon Delta Mu and Zeta Alpha Pi began a new project for Women's Outreach to raise money for chest (breast) cancer awareness. During Valentine's week, roses are sold for $3 to raise money to purchase supplies to help spread awareness about chest cancer through the forms of posters, pamphlets, and chest exam shower hangers. The remaining money is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 

Body Positive Fashion Show

In collaboration with the Center for Balanced Living, Melissa Markstein ('22) organized Epsilon Delta Mu's first ever student-run fashion show in December of 2019. With a focus on the notion that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, volunteers were asked to create outfits for other students who would then model these looks in the fashion show. 

Community Service

Parent's Night Out

Parents’ Night Out is an evening of free childcare for Kenyon faculty and staff. The sisters of Epsilon Delta Mu provide Disney movies, coloring, card games, and light snacks while babysitting the children of faculty and staff. This Community Service Event is done every semester.

 

Shawn Kelley Holiday Party

Epsilon Delta Mu, along with other Greek Organizations, co-hosts with Theta Delta Phi the annual Shawn Kelly Holiday party. In the past, Kenyon College and Head Start have worked together to throw a Holiday Party for the children enrolled in the program. There are presents, Santa, food, games, music, and good cheer. The Shawn Kelly Holiday Party has benefitted children from low-income families enrolled in the Head Start program for the past 25 years.

All-Campus Activities

EDM does EDM

Our annual all-campus party is held during the second weekend of the fall semester. We invite all Kenyon students to listen to rave music with the sisters of Epsilon Delta Mu!

 

Planned Parenthood

Each semester, Kenyon's sororities come together and fundraise for Planned Parenthood and bring a speaker to campus to discuss safe sex, contraception, and consent. This event provides an educational opportunity for the Kenyon community, a chance for sororities to plan an event we are passionate about, and an environment in which to promote feminism and female empowerment.

 

South Quad Bonfire

Every fall, the sisters of Epsilon Delta Mu host our annual bonfire. This event provides an opportunity to reach out to the Kenyon community and provide a space for students to enjoy themselves through s'mores making and good conversation!