Since 1981, Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business fraternity, has helped prepare UNCG students for futures as successful business professionals and leaders. The fraternity promotes their four values – professional, service, scholarship, and social – through real-world application to complement what they are learning in classes. They promote professionalism, diversity, and service to help students become better people in both the workforce and the world. “From the day you pledge,” Muinde-Pires said, “you’ll have unlimited access to professional training, leadership, education, social, and service opportunities.”
Opportunities for members (who are called “brothers”, regardless of gender) continue after graduation through the Brother Mentorship Program. Interested brothers and alumni are paired based on the results of a personality test. Alumni share their professional experiences and help students with their questions about business and life after graduation.
As an organization committed to promoting both professionalism and diversity in the workplace, Delta Sigma Pi also holds an event each semester called the Corporate Texture Hair Show. This is an event for both men and women that shares tips on styling natural hair in a professional setting. “We want to build up their confidence so they believe that they and their hair are beautiful no matter what they’ve been told,” Muinde-Pires said, “and that they can still look and be professional with natural hair.”
This semester, the chapter held a workshop titled “Insecure: How to have confidence for an interview” and a networking event called the “Collegiate Connections Mixer.” They have also planned two service projects, including a fundraiser and an event with the Out of the Garden Project nonprofit food assistance program.
To learn more about the chapter, visit dspiotaomega.com or uncg.dsp.org. You can also find them on social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@dsp_iotaomega) and on Facebook (@uncgDSP) to stay up-to-date on their upcoming events. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.