Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
WHO WE ARE
From undergraduates to young professionals, from mid-career managers to retirees, our business fraternity impacts members throughout their lives. Delta Sigma Pi trains members in professional skills, leadership, ethics and service. Our members turn to Delta Sigma Pi for business development throughout their careers but also form lifelong friendships within the Fraternity. For business professionals at all career stages, the social and professional events Delta Sigma Pi sponsors around the country and around the world are valuable resources and rewarding investments.
As a co-ed professional fraternity with a firm commitment to diversity, Delta Sigma Pi stands apart with our inclusive culture, ethical standards, and structure designed to promote respectful dialog and mutual growth among our members. These standards serve our members well in the business community around the United States and abroad. Our members are distinguished by their willingness to learn and their openness to different points of view, making them leaders in problem solving and organizational management.
DELTA SIGMA PI’S CORE VALUES
Our members enjoy high-quality training, frequent events with business and cultural leaders, opportunities to mentor and be mentored by experts in their fields, and supportive friendships that foster both professional and personal success and fulfillment. Beginning with pledging and continuing throughout a member’s life, Deltasig provides non-stop professional development opportunities.
Diversity and Ethics
As the nation’s first co-ed business fraternity, we believe that individuals and organizations benefit from a wide range of perspectives. It is for that reason, and so many more, that we cultivate a culture of respect that broadens our viewpoints and makes us stronger and more effective leaders in our fields. Our training and events focus on fostering respect by developing considered, sound ethical standards that are inclusive yet principled.
Service to the community is an integral part of the lives of Deltasigs. Through support of cultural and civic organizations, we seek to impact the lives of individuals and families near and far.
Delta Sigma Pi was founded on the ideals of studying business in universities and members of Delta Sigma Pi are expected to strive to reach their full scholastic potential. Trying to balance college, family, friends, work, and extracurricular activities can be difficult, but Delta Sigma Pi can help. The Fraternity encourages academic excellence through programming and provides financial assistance through scholarship opportunities.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Delta Sigma Pi’s commitment to diversity is reflected in all levels of the organization. From national leadership to individual chapters, our collegiate members and alumni come from all different regions, backgrounds, and walks of life, and we celebrate the different viewpoints and insights our co-ed professional fraternity offers.
Our Founders formed Delta Sigma Pi intending to create a brotherhood as diverse as the business world the Fraternity would represent. We welcome members who meet our professional standards regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Each of our members is valued and respected for the unique contribution he or she makes to the organization.
Our legacy of diversity makes us better business leaders and more compassionate members of society—it’s one more reason we’re proud to be Deltasigs!
THE RICH HERITAGE OF AMERICA’S FOREMOST FRATERNITY FOR STUDENTS OF BUSINESS
In the autumn of 1906, there were only a handful of business schools in the United States. One such school—The School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance—enrolled 300 students as part of New York University. Four members of the Class of 1909—Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello, Henry Albert Tienken and Harold Valentine Jacobs—started a fraternity for business majors that became what is known today as the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.
The response to their idea was positive and immediate. The Fraternity’s constitution was drafted and adopted in the fall of 1907. Then the first officers were elected and November 7, 1907 was declared Founders’ Day. In April of 1908, the name Delta Sigma Pi was adopted and bylaws were approved, with the Fraternity’s badge and colors approved shortly thereafter. By 1911, the Fraternity was publishing a newsletter that evolved into the official publication still in circulation today, The DELTASIG. In 1912, the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key Award was established and continues to the present day. Delta Sigma Pi chartered its second chapter—at the Northwestern School of Commerce in Chicago—in 1914 at its national convention, Grand Chapter Congress.
After two world wars and the Great Depression, Delta Sigma Pi renewed its expansion efforts, establishing a permanent national headquarters to handle administrative services for the organization and a Foundation to support educational endeavors and offer valuable financial support to members through scholarships. Social change in the 1960s and 1970s led the Fraternity to examine its ideals and, in 1975, Delta Sigma Pi became the first business fraternity to initiate women. Since that time, Delta Sigma Pi has continued to expand and refine its operations, determined to equip members for future professional and personal success and is proud of its reputation as the world’s foremost fraternity for business majors.
Today, nearly 300 universities and colleges in the United States, Canada and Mexico are a part of the Delta Sigma Pi network and history.
Learn more about our history on the National Fraternity website.
DELTA SIGMA PI – A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR YOUR STUDENT
Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed fraternity with a commitment to diversity, leadership, service, professional development, and building social connections that form the backbone of a successful professional network for the future.
Membership in Delta Sigma Pi provides value from the beginning all the way through retirement and beyond. Through regional and national conferences, the Fraternity provides exceptional leadership training and professional development that benefit both students and alumni.
Beyond high energy events, the members of Delta Sigma Pi make this organization self-sustaining. The network of tens of thousands of members worldwide give lifelong support and career assistance, which means that wherever you go, a Deltasig, or one of their connections, can lend a hand.
Deltasigs can also receive financial support through undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Delta Sigma Pi puts members on a path toward greatness as business leaders, community members and cultural influencers.
Delta Sigma Pi was founded on the ideals of studying business in universities. Through effective programming and recognition, Delta Sigma Pi promotes a culture with a sincere commitment to academic excellence. Scholarship is a value Delta Sigma Pi members exhibit every day and the rewards of good scholarship are more than an impressive grade point average. In addition to chapter level recognitions, you can be rewarded for your academic success through scholarships made possible by the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation.
A Lifetime of Leading
Delta Sigma Pi offers more than something to do in college. Delta Sigma Pi helps you grow professionally and personally throughout your lifetime. Even in your busy, everyday life, you can stay involved in Delta Sigma Pi. Staying involved is a great way to give back and make an impact in your community. You can join an alumni chapter for service and networking opportunities, volunteer on a national or local level, or attend Delta Sigma Pi events. You define the level of involvement that works for you and the type of impact you want to have. Delta Sigma Pi is not just for four years; it’s for life!