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What’s Delta Sigma Pi, and should you join?

Student Organizations & Clubs | Feb 11, 2013 |

Last Thursday, the Gabelli School of Business saw the debut of a new student group: Delta Sigma Pi.

You may have attended its kickoff event (pictures of which are on this page). You may have joined. But if you didn’t, there’s still time for you to learn more and become part of the organization.

Here’s its story.

Not long ago, a group of Gabelli School juniors realized that Fordham didn’t have a branch of this national professional business fraternity, while other universities did. There are more than 300 collegiate and alumni chapters of Delta Sigma Pi, which counts 226,000 members around the world, said Caitlin O’Malley (GSB ’14), one of the group’s new board members.

Caitlin said that Delta Sigma Pi’s goals are to:

  • Foster the study of business
  • Encourage scholarship, social activity and mutual advancement
  • Bring students closer with the world of commerce they’re preparing to enter
  • Develop a higher standard of business ethics
  • Promote the community welfare

Does that sound interesting to you? If so, get on board by attending either of two follow-up information sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., Daleo Hall (Hughes lower level)
  • Friday, February 15, 4:00 p.m., Daleo Hall

Last week’s launch event featured testimonials from University of Connecticut alumni who had belonged to the chapter at their school. What they said resonated with some Gabelli School students.

“I’m glad to see a professional business fraternity arrive on campus that is open to all business majors,” Jillian Diehl (GSB ’14) said. “It filled a gap that I felt was there, since I have a concentration in marketing.”

“The vast alumni network of DSP gives us that many more potential connections,” she added.

For more information about the group, contact Caitlin O’Malley at comalley3@fordham.edu.



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