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.
On November 7th, 1907, four men attending New York University created something that has lasted over 100 years, and we hope to see continue for the next 100. These four professional individuals created what we know as the National Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, and they were the first brothers. They instilled the purpose of our organization, and allow every brother to expand their knowledge and skills professionally, academically, and socially. Every one of our hundreds of thousands of brothers started with the Alpha chapter, and we have them to thank.
So... DSP Is Old
While we know that DSP has been around for 112 years, but how old are we? Here is a list of things Delta Sigma Pi is older than, based on the official establishment date:
The Lambda Xi Chapter
The Lambda Xi chapter at Grand Valley State University was founded on April 19th, 1986. Since the Fraternity went co-ed in 1975, our chapter has always celebrated women being brothers. In fact, our chapter currently has a majority of girls. Since our founding, we have put on several different kinds of events to benefit all brothers, so that they can better themselves for after they graduate, and become alumni brothers. When every Lambda Xi brother is ready to graduate, we know that we have set them up to be productive professionals, for the rest of their lives.
An immense Fraternal Thank You to everyone who has decided to become a brother, encouraged someone to become one, or even just supported one through their pledging process and brotherhood. Thank you to every brother for encouraging others to join our organization. Thank you to alumni for sticking with us and staying involved after graduation. And lastly, a large thank you to our four founders: Alfred Moysello, Alexander Frank Makay, Harold Valentine Jacobs, and Henry Albert Tienken. Without them, we wouldn't be brothers.