Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity for men and women, colonized on campus and held its rush week the week before spring break.
The professional society welcomed majors in the College of Business and Public Management as well as graduate students in business programs. Rush week advertised events like Meet the Colony, Entertainment with the Colony, and Breakfast with Delta Sig.
“It was a little hectic, especially since a rush week was completely new,” said Joel Sierra, sophomore business major and Delta Sigma Pi technical chair. “But it was really interesting to talk to people about it.”
“The people who showed up were very interested,” Sierra said. “We got some people that paid on the spot because it was something they hope to see on campus.”
Dues for the fraternity are $50 with $20 going to the national organization and $30 to the local colony.
In order for the Delta Sigma Pi colony to become established, the organizers must raise $1,500 and have 25 people on the roster by this November.
“So far we have, signed up in our hub, about 20 to 30 or so people on an interest list,” said Jonathan Truong, senior international business major and Delta Sigma Pi senior vice president.
“I joined because being part of the fraternity would give me an opportunity to get involved on campus and to network,” said Jessica De Luna, junior business major and Delta Sigma Pi alumni relations officer.
Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 at New York University School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance to foster professionalism, service, scholarship and social skills.
“One thing that we want to emphasize is the vast networking,” Truong said. “Alumni have interviewed and gotten jobs right after because of their commitment to DSP.”
“We also want to get to know the people who want to join,” Truong said. “We want to have brotherhood events to get bonded.”
Once established, the Delta Sigma Pi executive board plans to put together mock interviews, field trips to various businesses and community service projects for the fraternity.
One field trip in mind is a wine tasting tour to see the business side of wineries.
“You get to see the inside of businesses you wouldn’t normally see,” De Luna said. “Whatever we do, it’ll be business related.”
The Delta Sigma Pi colony will have ongoing recruitment throughout the semester and welcome all business and economics majors.
“If they’re in the school of business, this is a chance to make lasting connections and leave some kind of legacy on campus,” Sierra said.
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