Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 at New York University: School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance by Harold Valentine Jacobs, Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello and Henry Albert Tienken.
Today, coast to coast, more than 250 chapters and nearly 250,000 members support the goals and ideals of the Fraternity. The Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at the University of Illinois was founded on April 29, 1922.
Progressing from student to young professional to seasoned business performer, members of Delta Sigma Pi grow far beyond classroom theory through real-life managerial and leadership experience. Sharing each others' goals, reinforcing common values, and pursuing professional excellence as a team builds a bond of friendship - "not just four years, for life."
Believing that business has both a unique opportunity and a compelling duty to contribute to the larger community, Delta Sigma Pi is dedicated to making a difference. Frequent community involvement instills deep feelings of brotherhood while developing business skills. Every year, wide-ranging activities involve members in project selection, strategic planning, budget development, promotion, and project implementation. Measurable results provide students with reality-based lessons and valuable business insights from which both student and community can benefit.
Hard work, shared experience, and social interaction contribute to friendships which transcend the collegiate career. The network of Delta Sigma Pi members coast-to-coast provides a wealth of business resources, professional contacts, continuing education, and community support to even the newest business graduate. Dynamic alumni groups flourish nationwide. Embracing professional and personal development as well as community involvement, Delta Sigma Pi chapters continue to influence and uplift their local communities.
Opportunities to experience leadership firsthand abound in Delta Sigma Pi. Chapter officers and committee chairs gain management, budgeting and supervisory skills on a daily basis. Fraternity and Leadership Foundation programming includes numerous opportunities to learn, grow and develop personal skills. A national convention, regional conferences, career fairs, regional leadership schools and a biennial Leadership Academy for top students offer educational, motivational, career and personal development sessions. Led by respected business leaders, educators and notable alumni, these events allow business executives to interact with student leaders, future employees and customers. "Delta Sigma Pi provides opportunities for you to maximize your potential."
Demonstrating continuing commitment to progress, growth, and excellence, Delta Sigma Pi funds many educational programs through the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization formed to support educational, leadership and scholastic endeavors. It extends financial assistance for scholarships, leadership development and training, and personal and professional improvement of the Fraternity and its members. Funded by individual and corporate contributions, the Leadership Foundation offers many levels of participation for students, alumni, friends and corporate sponsors.
There are few investments with a return as great as membership in Delta Sigma Pi. Deltasigs align themselves with the best and brightest men and women in the business world of today and tomorrow. They gain lifelong friendships and marketable skills that will help advance their professional careers. And they see and are seen by the network of national and community leaders who inspire and determine the course of business today. Deltasigs discover that business and pleasure are inseparable when you share ideas, experience and achievement with your peers.