If you have any questions, not covered by this FAQ, please email our current Senior Vice President, Juliana Rafla, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- UGA business or pre-business student
- All Terry Majors Accepted
- Have at least 12 course hours completed
- A minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- At least 3 semesters remaining at UGA (including this semester)
- Attend an information session and 2 other recruitment events
You do not need to be in Terry at the time of your application, however you must be a business or pre-business student. Proof of your major must be brought to your final interview. To prove your major, please provide a printout of your major and GPA screen from Oasis, or log into Degree Works and print out a screen shot of your information. More information is included in your recruitment packet. If you are a first semester freshman the 12 hour minimum will be considered case by case.
Absolutely! You can join a social fraternity or sorority before or after joining Delta Sigma Pi. We’ve had many brothers who are members of social fraternities and sororities in addition to being brothers of DSP.
Brothers typically look for candidates that share our values of brotherhood, community service, and professionalism. Our brothers join for many different reasons: to better themselves professionally, to surround themselves with like-minded individuals, to get involved on campus, and/or to meet new people. These are all excellent reasons to join Delta Sigma Pi, however, we would like to remind you that being a brother of Delta Sigma Pi is not the same as being a member of a business-oriented organization on campus. Delta Sigma Pi is a brotherhood. We work to better our members professionally, but we also spend a lot of time together outside of professional events, building our brotherhood through various social, community service, and fundraising events. In this way, Delta Sigma Pi differs greatly from other business organizations on campus.
We do not have a minimum or maximum number of bids to give to recruits. The number of people who receive a bid depends on the number of recruits brothers deem qualified for the pledging process.
The pledging process is a eight-week program in which pledges learn more about the fraternity, what it means to be a brother, and prove their worth to brothers. More information can be found in the General Information section of our website and in the Recruitment Packet.
Bids will be handed out to you on a select night after Recruitment ends. You will receive an email containing all of the specific information reagarding bids after your final interview. Please do not make any plans and be at your place of residence (which you listed on your application) for the duration of the night. One to two brothers will be sent to give you your bid. If you do not receive a bid, we will inform you that same night that bids will be handed out.
Business professional requires a full matching suit. For men, you must wear a button-down shirt and tie. For women, you must wear flats or low heels, and your skirt (should you choose to wear one) must not be too short or too tight. We understand that many of you may not have a suit readily available and ask that you dress as professionally as possible for the business professional recruitment events. We do not want you to miss an event because you do not yet have a matching suit-set. However, keep in mind that if you receive a bid and decide to pledge Delta Sigma Pi, you must obtain a full suit for your Pledging Ceremony. Business casual is very similar to business professional, but does not require a jacket.
There are five nights of recruitment. It is important that you attend as many events as possible, however, we understand that many people work in addition to being a student, or have other commitments that may prevent them from attending a recruitment event. It is not required that you contact anyone about missing an event. We ask that recruits attend at least three events in addition to doing their final interview if they are serious about joining Delta Sigma Pi. Recruits are required to attend an information session and two other recruiting events. If you are concerned about how your absence may affect your candidacy, feel free to contact our Senior Vice President, Juliana Rafla, at email@example.com about your situation.
Don’t forget to take all the required materials (a list is located in the recruitment packet). You must also be in professional dress at your interview. We recommend that you arrive to your interview ten minutes early, but stress that you should not be late. There will be two to four brothers interviewing you. They will ask you general questions about you, your past experiences, and what you’re looking to gain from joining Delta Sigma Pi. There is no need to be nervous about this interview. Please be honest and professional.
Even if you’ve learned about our fraternity towards the end of recruitment, it’s still important to come out to the remaining recruitment events. It gives you an opportunity to meet the brothers and decide whether you’d like to try to pledge this semester, or if you’re interested in coming out the following semester to pledge.