Letter from the President
Welcome to the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at the University of Iowa! My name is Chris Wall, and I am the current chapter President. On behalf of our 90 members and vast alumni network, I invite you to explore our site and learn about the impact we have on both the Tippie College of Business and the Iowa City community. Founded at the University of Iowa in 1920, DSP is the oldest student organization in the Tippie College of Business. For the last 94 years we have strived to exemplify our organization’s three key pillars: professionalism, service, and brotherhood.
DSP was proud to receive three distinguished awards in 2011. Our chapter was awarded Speaker Series of the Year for our remodeled professional development program which included diverse speakers on a variety of topics. We were one of eight organizations to share the award for Program of the Year for an International Business Fair created through collaboration among student leaders. Finally, our advisor, Tom Walsh, was named Faculty Advisor of the Year for his continued dedication and passion for Delta Sigma Pi. We hope to continue this pattern of excellence into the Spring of 2014.
Brothers in DSP are very actively involved in leadership roles, both in the Tippie College of Business and the University of Iowa community. In DSP we offer twelve Executive Committee positions. We also have another thirteen Committee Chair positions who are in charge of our many committees. Outside of DSP our Brothers are actively involved in Tippie Senate, Tippie Build Steering Committee, Hawkinson Institute for Business Finance Students, Women in Business, and Beta Alpha Psi, just to name a few. We also have brothers who are leaders in UI Student Government, Dance Marathon, Campus Activities Board, STAT, and Greek Life.
Delta Sigma Pi offers members a variety of professional development opportunities. To help our brothers explore potential careers and secure their financial futures, our chapter takes a professional trip every semester. Past locations have included Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Milwaukee. Additionally, we offer speakers, workshops, and professional development panels on relevant topics throughout the semester. In a the past few years we have also developed a partnership with the MBA Association in the Tippie School of Management. We are excited to continue this collaboration going forward.
While we strive to develop ourselves professionally, we also understand the importance of service. Our chapter members are constantly striving to impact the community by volunteering and giving back in many different ways. Throughout the year, Deltasigs can be found at the Ronald McDonald House, UI Children’s Hospital, and Hope Lodge. Our members are actively involved in Tippie Build, Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life, among other organizations. We also maintain a close partnership with Horace Mann Elementary School. As we continue our favorite events this Fall, we are also planning new events to reach out to the community and University of Iowa campus. This semester our new event will be a kickball tournament. The tournament will be sponsored by local area businesses, replacing our previously held softball tournament, and all the proceeds will be donated to Tippie Build.
In addition to the professional and service components of our organization, the brotherhood of Delta Sigma Pi is unparalleled. The strength of our brotherhood is evidenced by our strong alumni base, which continues to give back to current members by relaying internship and fulltime employment opportunities, presenting to the chapter about current issues in the professional world, and offering mentorship and advice. I believe the unwavering brotherhood in our Fraternity is one of the characteristics that make Delta Sigma Pi so unique.
Spring recruitment is a very important time as we look for yet another exciting and promising pledge class to strengthen our chapter. As a member of Delta Sigma Pi for four semesters now, I can tell you joining this organization was the best decision I’ve made in my collegiate and professional life so far. If you have any questions about our events or organization, please feel free to contact me or any other officer on our Executive Committee. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Chapter