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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.
Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 as a fraternity for business students by four men who met as freshman at New York University’s School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance. Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello, Henry Albert Tienken, and Harold Valentine Jacobs didn’t know each other prior to matriculating, but became friends through their classes and shared train rides to and from school. Discussing the exclusivity of one organization dominant on campus at the time, the four decided to start a fraternity open to all business majors. The organization they founded became Delta Sigma Pi.
Based on the initiative and founding ideals of these four young men, Delta Sigma Pi has grown to be the world’s foremost fraternity for business majors. With more than 260,000 initiated members and more than 300 chapters worldwide, Delta Sigma Pi continues to equip leaders and positively impact the business world—thanks to the efforts of our founding members.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Delta Sigma Pi is committed to diversity and inclusion for all students.
In the latter part of the 20th century, Delta Sigma Pi recognized the increasing role of women in the business world as a valuable social change; therefore, in 1975, Delta Sigma Pi officially became America's first co-ed business fraternity, pioneering the movement to include females in what were previously male-exclusive fraternities.
We continue to champion these beliefs and are dedicated to advocating for equality on all fronts-- from gender, race, sexual orientation, and more, we believe that all students are entitled to equal opportunity in both the business world and life.
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