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.

Executive Committee

Senior Vice President: Juan Laverde

My name is Juan Laverde. I am majoring in Marketing and Business Process Management with a minor in Portuguese. This semester as Senior VP I really plan to make rush as exciting as possible. I want people to see all the incredible opportunities we offer for our brothers through the rush process. For out pledges I plan on helping with their professional growth by working with the other members of the fraternity. This way they can be confident when it comes to seeking professional opportunities in the future.

Vice President-Pledge Education: Spencer Parker

This fall I am very excited to welcome the next generation of Deltasigs into our fraternity. I will help them integrate into our unparalleled brotherhood. We will also prepare our pledges professionally through various workshops and opportunities. A highlight of our semester will be a pledge retreat that will include a ropes course and activities that foster brotherhood and educate pledges on our fraternity.

Vice President-Finance: Zachary M. Johnson

My Goal as VP Finance is to ensure that everything stated in our National Policy is completed in an efficient and effective manner. It's also to help all other executive and committee members in planning and budgeting their events so that they can be successful as possible.

Vice President-Chapter Operations: Nick Sotos

My main goal for this year is to facilitate communication within the executive board so that we are better able to identify and accomplish our goals as a chapter. In addition, I also hope to help the board branch out to other members to get every brother in chapter more involved in our activities. By keeping brothers informed of opportunities and events, I believe our chapter can continue to grow and make a big impact in our community through business and philanthropy.

Chancellor: James Shiou

I plan to uphold the rich and diverse traditions of Delta Sigma Pi.

VP/Assistant-Professional Activities: Mandy Pan / Benjamin Kusswurm

Ben: As Vice President of Professional Affairs this semester, I will expand the professionalism of the fraternity both internally and externally. Internally, we plan to create a variety of databases and pledge development curriculum. Externally, we shall bring new events to chapter in order for brothers to effectively network with sponsors.

Vice President-Community Service: Michelle Poulsen

I want to foster a philanthropic environment by giving chapter many opportunities in the community where brothers can give back and help others. Tree of Hope raises money for the Developmental Services Center and the Suicide Prevention Walk are two large events that will happen in the fall. Other events throughout the semester include an Illini Service Dog fundraiser, soup kitchen, clothing and can drive, Special Olympics, nursing homes, purchasing holiday gifts for underprivileged children, and many more. I hope with an abundant of volunteering opportunities, Delta Sigma Pi can make a difference in our surrounding community.

Vice President-Scholarship and Awards: Andrew Hansen

As Vice President of Scholarship next semester, I plan to launch several new initiatives to enhance the scholarly aspects of the fraternity. I will be hosting a GPA achievement dinner for all brothers who achieved Dean's List in Spring 2015 and will be looking to develop four-year plans for the younger members of the fraternity. Furthermore, I will organize weekly study sessions, send out a chapter RSO involvement list, and implement a case competition workshop. Overall, I am extremely excited about this position and looking forward to a great semester.

Vice President-Alumni Relations: Patrick Murphy

As VP Alumni Relations I am striving to strengthen the communication between the active chapter and its successful and amazing alumni. I plan to do this with new and creative ideas for events. To start things off, I plan on setting up two events in Chicago during the 2015 Summer. These two events will include a Chicago Cubs Game and a North Avenue Beach get-together. These events will tailor towards the Chicago Alumni as these events will be held right in their backyard. Regarding on campus, I am implementing the first Alumni-Chapter Golf Outing. This will give alumni interested in golf a structured opportunity to get involved with Chapter in Champaign. These events in accordance with Homecoming and Dad's Day festivities will enhance the communication between brothers on campus, and the graduated brothers around the world.

Internal Vice President: Claire Martersteck

My name is Claire Martersteck, and I will be serving as the Internal Vice President for the Fall 2015 semester. I'm really looking forward to the position. My main goal is to oversee and organize a group of dedicated and inspired committee chairs. I want to help each committee position holder succeed in his or her position, and I want to use my position to help the fraternity in many different areas. I hope to raise awareness and attendance for all events through use of the calendar and communication through committee chairs. I'm excited to hold weekly committee meetings where I will emphasize the importance of committee chair positions and help them become strong leaders in the fraternity.

VP/Assistant-Fundraising: Hannah Sophie / Ginger Yen

Ginger: My name is Ginger Yen and I am a junior pursuing a dual degree in Accountancy and Finance. As a Vice President of Fundraising of the Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, I hope to fundraise for causes such as the American Cancer Society for leukemia and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund for 9/11 victims and heroes, expand fundraising events to increase chapter involvement, and further develop College of Business relations. Our goal this semester is to introduce fresh and exciting ways for chapter to get fundraising hours, positively impact and excite the executive board, and reach our semester goal of $6,000.

History

  • Harold Jacobs
  • Alexander Makay
  • Alfred Moysello
  • Henry Tienken
Founding

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.

Historic Diversity

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.

Professional Evolution

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."

Community Involvement

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.

Lifetime Opportunity

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.

Developing Leaders

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."

Academic Achievement

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.

Leadership Investment

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.