What is recruitment week?
Every fraternity or sorority usually has a week or so of events that make up Recruitment week. The purpose of these events are to attract potential candidates for membership into that organization. Recruitment events are a great way for you to learn about an organization and to evaluate whether or not it is for you. At the end of recruitment week, bids are given out to some candidates as an invitation to pledge for the organization.
How do I decide if an organization is right for me?
People don’t just join organizations, people join people. The best way for you to evaluate if an organization is right for you are the people already in the organization. Join an organization where you feel comfortable with the people. After all, these are the people you will be spending a lot of time with the rest of your college career. In addition, join an organization where you feel you can grow in. Consider organizations that can challenge you to become a better person, broaden your horizons and help you make the most of your college career.
What is the purpose of Delta Sigma Pi and why should I join?
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity that offers learning experiences beyond the classroom. As a member, you will be introduced to various professional events featuring speakers and educators from various topics and industries. These events provide the invaluable opportunity to building a career network in addition to developing skills that are pertinent to succeeding in the business world. The beauty of DSP is that it is a close-knit group of motivated individuals with common interests and goals who are always willing to help one another out.
What is the process of membership into Delta Sigma Pi?
Recruitment Week: This is where you decide whether or not you want to apply to Delta Sigma Pi. At the end of Recruitment Week, all applicants will be contacted and told whether they have been accepted as a pledge or not. Compare this week to pre-interview nights, information nights and dinners companies offer applicants before interviews.
Pledge quarter: Once accepted as a pledge, the fraternity will then evaluate whether or not the pledge will be accepted as a full member of the fraternity. This evaluation process will last 7-8 weeks where the pledge class will be given requirements to fulfill. At the end of the pledge quarter, pledges will be told whether or not they have “crossed” into the fraternity. Compare this quarter to an internship program of a company.
Collegiate Status: Once a pledge has “crossed” into the fraternity, they are a full member and will be regarded as a Delta Sigma Pi brother. Compare this to an associate position at a company.
Attending a recruiting event can be stressful, especially when you have no idea what is going to happen. Here are some tips for an enjoyable recruiting event.
First: Approach the recruiting event with an open mind.
This will enable you to fully evaluate an organization objectively and without misconceptions. Beware of rumors because they will hinder your recruitment week experience.
Second: Ask many questions. Asking questions not only allows you to understand the organization better, but also lets the members know that you are an interested individual who is serious about joining. In addition, try researching the organization first so that you can ask intelligent questions.
Third: Meet as many brothers as you can. Don’t be shy. The brothers are there to help you feel welcome. Getting to know all the brothers is a great way for you to evaluate whether or not this organization is right for you. Also, making an effort to meet all the brothers shows that you are enthusiastic about joining the organization which is always a plus.
Fourth: Be Yourself. The golden rule of life applies to Recruitment Week also. This is ultimately the best way for you to see whether or not an organization is right for you.
Besides the application, what else do I need to hand in?
Delta Sigma Pi requires that you hand in, along with your application, a picture (so that we can identify you) and your resume. If extended a bid, you may be asked to submit a copy of your DPR for class and GPA verification. Applications can be picked up at any recruiting event and are due on or before Thursday of Recruitment Week. You may also type up your application and send a copy via email to our Senior Vice President.
Can I recruit for Delta Sigma Pi again if I am not accepted?
Of course. Just because you are not accepted the first time does not mean that you cannot try again. Many times, individuals are not familiar with the recruiting process so they could not show their full potential to the fraternity. Recruiting multiple times allows you to be familiar with the process so that you can show your full potential. Recruiting multiple times also shows that you are extremely enthusiastic about joining.
Who can I contact for more information on Delta Sigma Pi or Recruitment?
If you have any questions or comments about Delta Sigma Pi or Recruitment, send us a message under our contacts page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.