From Kelley Indianapolis' Maria Lopez, Marketing - Class of 2015

I joined Delta Sigma Pi freshman year spring semester, and I can tell you I have absolutely loved every moment ever since then. As a pledge class, we were required to create four events: community service event, fundraising event, professional event, and a social event. We were also required to participate four of the same type of events but that the chapter made. There were also four quizzes and a final that we took over the course of the pledging process. Now, this may seem like it’s too much just to join a fraternity, but trust me, it definitely didn’t feel like it. Since there was a whole group of us that was doing this together and all the brothers were there to help you, it made the process much more enjoyable. I won’t tell you that the quizzes were easy, but I promise that it’s definitely not hard and so worth it.

Currently, I am the Vice President of Pledge Education and now that I look back at my pledging process, I can honestly say that I would have never ever seen myself having such an important position in the Fraternity. Delta Sigma Pi made this possible and helped me grow and develop so many skills that I didn’t know I had or that I was good at. I remember when I was the shy freshman in my pledge class and wondered how in the world I was going to survive the pledging process and become a true brother. Well, I am truly glad and forever thankful to my big brother, Lydia Honeycutt, because she recruited me and has ever since supported me.

Now, this is my 2nd semester with this position. I am also mentoring BUSX100, teaching Sunday school, and taking I-Core. If it wasn’t for all the support of my brothers, I don’t think I would be as encouraged to do all of these things in college. It is always a joy to me when I stumble into a brother on campus, and I know there’s this extra bond that no one can see except for fellow brothers.

If you are debating at all on joining, DON’T! The Fraternity is here to help other business majors become successful, and if you think you don’t have the money or you’re not an A student, don’t fret! We do have requirements for applying, so I suggest you stop by our table on the 2nd floor of the business building and ask for more information. For the past two years I have heard new members always tell me that they regret not joining sooner. Don’t regret, and join now!

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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. It is America’s foremost professional fraternity for men and women pursuing careers in business with over 235,000 members internationally.

For more information on the fraternity, visit the local chapter’s website at http://www.iupuidsp.com or e-mail Senior Vice President Daisy Pham at phamd@iupui.edu.



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