The Xi Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), a professional business fraternity at Syracuse University that consists primarily of Whitman School students, was recently granted multiple regional awards from its national headquarters.
Awards were presented during the national organization’s October 2021 Virtual LEAD School. Chapters from across the country were divided into regions based on their respective locations: Northeastern, North Central, Southern, South Central and Western. To be considered, each chapter had to submit an online application and then be evaluated in comparison to approximately 50 other chapters. In the Northeastern, the Xi Tau chapter won three awards: Most Improved Collegiate Chapter, Outstanding Collegiate Chapter and Outstanding Professional Activities Award.
“Over the past few years, DSP has grown tremendously in size and has taken on new responsibilities to embody Whitman’s values,” says Ben Austin ’22 (WHIT/MAX), DSP president. “Syracuse University’s DSP Chapter stands out among the others because we strive to create membership of one. We all come from different backgrounds but have the common goal of achieving the utmost professionalism, as well as creating lifelong friendships with one another. Our chapter has received Chapter of Excellence, the highest tier, consecutively the last few years and we are extremely proud of that accomplishment.”
To win each award, the chapter was evaluated based on a host of criteria, such as its degree of improvement in general operations, professional programs and membership support; promoting the aims and ideals of DSP as a national organization; and the effectiveness of professional development programs that focus on practical experience and ethical practices.
“The hope for the Xi Tau Chapter in the coming years is to maintain professionalism with the success we’ve seen with past members while progressing with the current time to keep up with the business industry. We love seeing alumni give back by helping out current members with referrals, interview prep and company insights,” says Austin.