With more than 265,000 initiates, Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is the nation’s largest co-ed professional business fraternity. The Xi Tau Chapter was established at Syracuse University in 2001, and encourages personal and professional development for business and economics students through professional, service, academic and social events.
Each fall, the national fraternity hosts Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Schools, regional forums dedicated to leadership topics and celebrating the accomplishments of chapters across the country. This year, 17 brothers of Xi Tau attended the Northeastern Province LEAD School, where the chapter received six awards, including the Niagara Region’s Most Improved Collegiate Chapter award, the Outstanding Service award and the award for Outstanding Professional Activities, as well as the Northeastern Province’s Most Improved Chapter Management Program award. Professor of Accounting Practice MaryAnn Monforte, DSP faculty advisor, received the Niagara Region’s Chapter Advisor of the Year award and the Northeastern Province’s Chapter Advisor of the Year for Professor award. These awards are a true testament to DSP members’ perseverance and dedication to building a stronger fraternity and community.
I pledged the Xi Tau chapter in fall 2014, and have had the privilege of working with my fellow brothers to grow our chapter since. Before I was initiated, the chapter was struggling to meet some of the minimum requirements required by our national office. Since then, there has been a strong push to get us back on track through strong student leadership and guidance from our chapter advisor, Professor Maryann Monforte. We put a heavy focus on recruitment, organization, alumni connections and community involvement. Together, the chapter went from barely reaching the minimum requirement to reaching Chapter of Excellence last year, the highest level of operation and activity management.
Last fall, we raised approximately $3,000 for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital through our fourth annual ‘Cuse vs. Cancer 5K and donated over $2,000 to Make-A-Wish of Central New York following our Spike for the Stars volleyball tournament in April. This success has continued to follow the chapter this year. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our fifth annual ‘Cuse vs. Cancer 5K and are expecting to donate over $2,000 to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. What’s more, our American Red Cross Blood Drive received approximately 70 donations.
We currently have 100 active brothers in our chapter, recently joined the Professional Fraternity Council and became a Syracuse University registered student organization. All these changes have provided the chapter with more opportunities, more recognition on campus, more connections and more funding.
Thank you to all Delta Sigma Pi, Xi Tau brothers, past and present, as well as the Whitman faculty and staff for your dedication and service to the chapter and the school. This success did not happen in a day or a year, but over multiple years of strong leadership and increased engagement!
After graduation in May 2017, Logan intends to begin his career full-time working at Bloomberg LP in New York City as an analytics representative.
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