Candidates for membership in Delta Sigma Pi must receive an invitation to join from a local chapter, complete an orientation program, and demonstrate a willingness to perpetuate the ideals of the Fraternity. Cross-membership in Greek social fraternities and sororities is permitted, but members of Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Nu and Phi Chi Theta are not permitted to join.
Start or Reactivate a Collegiate Chapter
If there is not a Delta Sigma Pi chapter on your campus, it is easy to start one—new groups are forming all the time. Requirements are listed below.
Universities which currently have groups forming on their campus include the following colonies:
Jacksonville State University - Jacksonville, AL
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
University of California-Merced - Merced, CA
University of La Verne - La Verne, CA
University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
University of Maryland-College Park - College Park, MD
University of North Carolina-Wilmington - Wilmington, NC
College and University Requirements:
• College or university has a separate college, school, division or department of business or economics (or “qualified program”)
If the college/university meets the requirements, students and/or faculty may call a meeting of interested students to discuss the possibilities of starting a chapter. The Central Office will forward a packet of informational materials to any interested student, faculty, business club, local fraternity, etc. for consideration and sharing with peers. Fraternity staff and/or area alumni may also arrange to conduct an informational and organizational meeting. If enough students are interested, they can form a colony. This group must also be recognized by the college or university.
To form a colony, students must send a formal letter of intent with the signatures of two or more interested students to the Central Office.
Once the colony is established, it must plan and implement a variety of activities that will demonstrate they are functioning like a Delta Sigma Pi chapter by doing the following:
• Hold weekly meetings and report monthly to the Central Office.
Once the colony has met all of the requirements and has been in operation for at least one academic year, the colony will need to apply for a chapter charter. The official application and request for a charter is in the form of a petition and cover letter to the National Fraternity, accompanied by payment of the charter fee, initiation fee for each member, and badge lease fee for each member. The petition must include a complete and accurate historical reference for all activities of the colony since its founding, as well as other supporting materials.
Once the petition is received, the Board of Directors will vote whether to approve the charter. If approved, the colony will need to determine an installation date. A Pledging Ceremony is then conducted at least 30 days prior to the installation date, concluding with initiation of all of the colony members and chapter installation.