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In 1907, four business majors at New York University's School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance — Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello, Henry Albert Tienken, and Harold Valentine Jacobs — saw an opportunity to impact the lives of their fellow students. At the time, the best business school organization on campus was not open to many students, and these four enterprising undergraduates determined to start an inclusive fraternity for business majors...what is known today as the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

Learn more about our history on the National Fraternity website.


Back in the Spring of 2008 at the University of Massachusetts, a group of students in the Isenberg School of Management, realized that there was something missing from the business school community. While there were clubs for marketing majors, stock trading, hospitality students, and honors candidates, there was no association for all business students. What the soon-to-be Deltasigs wanted was a way to get like-minded students together in the bigger picture, to create bonds that would last through college and beyond, some might say they wanted brotherhood. So, in May of 2008, the Pi Rho Chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi was chartered. What was a small group in 2008 would grow massively over the next decade.


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.


Everything we do in Delta Sigma Pi is to further our above purpose, but what exactly does that mean? Each chapter of Delta Sigma Pi functions a bit differently, but we all strive to fulfill the same goals: to serve our community, to serve our brothers, and to serve ourselves.


Each of these tasks are carried out in countless ways, but some examples include helping our local homeless shelters provide for those in need, tutoring a brother in their collegiate pursuits, or attending LEAD conferences to improve our own professional skills. The more we commit to service, the stronger our bonds become! Here at the UMass flagship campus, we are always #ProudToBeADeltasig.

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