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Thinking About Joining PhiDE?

The Philosophy: Work hard and play hard

Intramural sports, group study sessions, banquets, ski trips and Sunday brunches with area doctors - the PhiDE social scene can't be beat. There is something for everyone. PhiDE members have many opportunities to develop relationships on both a personal and professional level that last a lifetime.

The atmosphere you will find in PhiDE is second to none.. Where else will you find other interesting people who have the same ultimate goal and can help you on your path there? The pre-med scene can be a bit rough when going through it alone. Joining a group of students who want to see you succeed as much as themselves seems like a no-brainer decision!

Requirements and Policies

Requirements For Membership
  • Rutgers University Student
  • Must be at least a second semester first-year student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • Pre-medical students only (Not pre-health: pre-dental, pre-physical therapy,
    pre-veterinary, etc.)
  • Submission of a resume and completion of selection process
  • Willing to put forth at least 5 hours a week towards Phi Delta Epsilon related activities
  • Must earn 10 service hours (5 related to the fraternity) a semester
  • Successful completion of new member program
  • The NJ Beta chapter will not discriminate against potential members or its own members with regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, marital affiliation, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, citizenship, nationality, veteran status, or disability.

PNM Academic/GPA Requirements
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Failure to do so will result in academic probation and if improvement is not shown, expulsion from the fraternity.

Membership Expectations
  • New members must earn at least 75 points their pledging semester while returning members must earn at least 100 points every semester.
  • New members must earn at least 7 service hours and returning members must earn 10 or more service hours, community service, etc. by the end of the semester. 5 of these hours must be fraternity-related! 
  • Obligations (points and hours) total about 3 hours per week.
  • All members must attend weekly fraternity meetings and programs, which include social, philanthropy, community service, and educational events. Attendance at meetings and programs are noted and logged.
  • All members must join a committee (Recruitment, Programming, Finance or Service).
  • All members are expected to participate, volunteer and set up in gatherings, events and social programs.
Chapter Fees
  • Chapter Dues: $130
  • International Dues: $50 (One-time fee)
  • Initiation Fee: $90 (One-time fee)
  • Professional Fraternal Council dues: $5
  • TOTAL DUES: $275
  • After pledging semester, members pay only $135 a semester
Scholarship Expectations
  • OFSA awards academically competitive fraternity members
  • Members with active leadership are chosen to participate in National Conventions (hotel and accommodations are paid for!)
  • Senior of the Year Award
Risk Management

Our risk management policies are intended to assist members in reducing the Fraternity's exposures to risks and losses by educating and assisting our members and increasing their awareness of risks. Phi Delta Epsilon is, above all else, a fraternity which bands together students and physicians with a common interest in the field of medicine.  We are very proud of the professional nature of our Fraternity. 

Alcohol and Drugs

Phi Delta Epsilon follows strict national guidelines regarding alcohol, as well as
 those set forth by Rutgers University, the city of New Brunswick,
and the state of New Jersey.

  • The possession, use and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, while at any Fraternity event, whether local, regional, provincial, national or international in scope; or in any situation sponsored or endorsed by any chapter or graduate club or by the Fraternity, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the country, state, province, county, city, or school.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be purchased using chapter or fraternity funds nor may the purchase of alcoholic beverages for members or guests be undertaken by anyone in the name of or on behalf of Phi Delta Epsilon
  • The possession, sales and/or use of any illegal drug or controlled substance at any Fraternity event or any event an observer would associate with the fraternity is prohibited.  The legal use of a prescribed drug is permissible.
  • No fraternity group may co-sponsor an event where alcohol is purchased by any host group or organization that does not comply with this policy.
  • Open fraternity-sponsored events where alcohol is present are prohibited.  Open events are those at which non-members are provided unrestricted access without specific invitation.
  • When alcohol is served at fraternity events, the service of alcohol must be conducted on cash bar basis utilizing the services of a properly licensed and insured company providing professional bartender services.
  • No member individually or collectively, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (those under the legal drinking age.)
  • Reasonable precautions will be taken by the alcohol service providers and host chapters to prevent the excessive consumption of alcohol and to prevent the service of alcohol to underage persons by anyone.
  • Members or guests who arrive at an event in an intoxicated state will not be permitted to attend.
  • At each event, there shall be designated non-drinking members.
  • The service of alcoholic beverages shall end at a specific time which shall be established and clearly published in advance of the event.
  • No "drinking games" shall be permitted


Phi Delta Epsilon does not condone hazing of any form. We are a fraternity of
pre-professionals and strive to create an environment of support and excellence; hazing does not further our goals as a fraternity nor as individuals.

  • Phi Delta Epsilon strictly abides by the OFSA Hazing Policy and the International Phi Delta Epsilon Hazing Policy.
  • No chapter, colony, student (pledge or member), alumnus or graduate shall conduct nor condone hazing activities.
  • Hazing activities are defined as:
  • Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, or unintentionally whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce or cause mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.
  • Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; kidnappings, whether by pledges or active members; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other such activities that are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.

Sexual Harassment, Abuse, or Misconduct

  • The Fraternity does not condone nor will it tolerate any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior such as sexual harassment, abusive behavior or misconduct on the part of its chapters or members whether physical, mental, or emotional.
  • This includes but is not limited to any actions which are demeaning to women including without limitation date rape, or verbal harassment by individuals or members acting together.

Members Personal Property

  • Use of personal property in Fraternity activities shall be strictly voluntary and the sole responsibility of the owner.
  • The Fraternity assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage to any personal property of members even if used in conjunction of Fraternity activities.

Adopted from PhiDE Risk Management Policy

Have any questions? Feel free to contact our VP of Recruitment, Priyanka Tiwari, at rutgersphide@gmail.com!