Frequently Asked Questions
If I’ve just learned about Delta Sigma Pi and I’ve already missed most of the recruitment events, should I still come out?
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 the following semester.
What if I can’t make it to an event or miss an event?
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. 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, Ryan Szvetecz, at firstname.lastname@example.org about your situation.
What is business casual or business professional?
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.
How will I know if I’ve gotten a bid?
You will receive an email containing all of the specific information regarding 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.
What does the pledging process look like?
Pledgeship in a eight-week program in which pledges learn more about the fraternity, what it means to be a brother, and prove their worth and dedication to brothers. More information can be found in the Recruitment Packet.
How many people are offered bids each semester?
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.
What do you look for in candidates?
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 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.
Can I join Delta Sigma Pi if I’m in a social fraternity or sorority?
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.
What are the requirements to join?
Our chapter requires that you meet the following: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.
How does recruitment work?
Recruitment is a three-week period designed to help potential members learn more about the fraternity, meet brothers, and determine if Delta Sigma Pi is the right fit for them. There are a total of five events we welcome recruits to which can be found on the Events page listed in the drop-down menu of the recruitment tab. As a recruit, we encourage you to learn as much about the fraternity as possible, meet different brothers each night of recruitment, and attend as many events as possible. We want you to feel confident that Delta Sigma Pi is the right place for you. It’s important to attend as many nights as possible, so that you can get to know both brothers and the fraternity better. In order to be considered for membership, you must sign up for an interview at one of the recruitment events.
How do I prepare for my final interview? What should I expect?
Don’t forget to bring all of 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 yourself, your 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.