Delta Sigma Pi
Recognition 1961
Type Professional fraternity
President Salvatore Fabozzi
Advisor Dr. Sean Hansen
Members 44 undergraduates
Email deltasigmapi@saunders.rit.edu
Website http://ritdsp.com

Delta Sigma Pi Is a professional business fraternity. Currently Delta Sigma Pi is the only professional business fraternity on campus. Unfortunately, due to its criteria for entry, and selection process, DSP is not a recognized organization by Student Government because it may only select members majoring in the Saunders College of Business, Advertising and Public Relations from the College of Applied Science and Technology, as well as Economics and Hospitality from the College of Liberal Arts. Delta Sigma Pi however, is currently officially recognized by the the Saunders College of Business as a student organization. The Chapter, Epsilon Lambda was first founded in 1961, and was then later re-established in January 2012.

Purpose

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.[1]

History

The Epsilon Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Pi was established at RIT in 1961.

In 1975, the national convention (called the Grand Chapter Congress) directed the national board of directors to invoke emergency powers to resolve pending legal issues related to Title IX. The Board of Directors decided that chapters would thereafter be able to admit qualified female students into the fraternity. This decision was subsequently ratified in a constitutional amendment in 1977.[2]

In 1983, under increasing pressure from the national fraternity to become co-ed, the RIT chapter resolved that it would separate from the national organization and become a social fraternity. In 1984, the national organization revoked the Epsilon Lambda charter and the group of students formed a local fraternity called Nu Delta Sigma, which later became the New York Eta chapter of Phi Delta Theta.

After the dissolution of the RIT chapter, Delta Sigma Pi ceased to have a presence at RIT for 25 years. Various attempts were made by Delta Sigma Pi alumni of RIT to organize an alumni chapter in Rochester, but none lasted without the RIT chapter to provide new members to replace the aging alumni and there were no other chapters in Monroe County.

In the fall of 2009, recognizing that there was a need for a professional fraternity for business students, a group of students sought to establish one. Upon realizing that Delta Sigma Pi in particular had an inactive chapter at RIT, and was thus likely to have alumni in the area, they decided to found the local fraternity Sigma Beta Sigma with the express purpose of petitioning for a charter of Delta Sigma Pi.

On November 11, the Board of Directions at National Office approved the petition. The colony was excited to finally be in the last phases of becoming a chapter. They hosted one more professional event on November 16, and performed two more community service events in early December, which included ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and a clothing drive. In the last week before their initiation on January 28, 2012, the colony had 45 collegiate, 4 faculty, and 2 honorary members eager to finally become brothers of Delta Sigma Pi.


Current Executive Committee

Officers are elected by the chapter for one-year terms in May and together constitute the Executive Board.

The current officers (May 2017 - May 2018) are:

Position Name Email
President Salvatore Fabozzi [1]
Senior Vice President Alana Bichutsky [2]
Vice President of Finance Peter Bilzerian [3]
Vice President of Pledge Education Din Tran [4]
Vice President of Professional Activities Jackson Wikstrom [5]


Past Presidents

Years President
May 2017-Present Salvatore Fabozzi
April 2016-May 2017 Andrew Greene April 2015-April 2016 Tessy Holguin
November 2014-April 2015 Mila Le
April 2014-November 2014 Eric Mozdzer
April 2013-April 2014 Ashley Carrington
April 2012-April 2013 Shannon Harrington
2009-2012 Spencer Crawford

Past Advisors

Years Advisor
2013-Present Sean Hansen
2011-2013 Victor Perotti
2009-2011 Bob Barbado

References

  1. Delta Sigma Pi National Website - About Us 2014
  2. Delta Sigma Pi. (2010). DSP History. Retrieved from: http://www.dspnet.org/site/about_us/history.aspx

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