Fraternity prepares students for business world

Students work to build professionalism skills during meet-the-chapter meeting

By Sophia Gravatt
On January 25, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Potential members discuss what it means to join Delta Sigma Pi. Mocktails and finger sandwiches were offered at the event.


ASU’s Eta Theta chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held a meet-the-chapter event Jan. 15 on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center. 
Taylor Torres, senior vice president, said the event allowed potential recruits to meet the members and get information on the chapter. 
The potential recruits went through a speed-dating style conversation with the members. They were given two minutes to converse with each member and ask questions. 
“We also have cocktail-style drinks and finger sandwiches available for them while we talk to them a little bit more and give them some insight on the pledge process and try to encourage them to join,” Torres said. 
The fraternity accepts anyone whose major is business, agribusiness, criminal justice or border and homeland security, she said. There are currently 55 members. 
President Cody Vasquez said they focus on mock interviews, building resumes and getting people ready for the business world. 
“Whatever your classes don’t offer here at ASU, we offer that,” Vasquez said. “So, whenever you graduate, you are ready to enter the business world.”
 “As a chapter, we work to improve our professionalism as a whole because we are going into the business world,” Torres said. “It’s all about professionalism and being able to work with different people.”
The fraternity also works on building leadership skills, Torres said.
 “We also went to a leadership conference in Dallas where we won a national title,” she said. “We won about seven awards at the conference.” 
Delta Sigma Pi also takes part in community service. They have previously helped with the Salvation Army and raised donations for the Pregnancy Help Center. 
“Another big thing that we do is professional events where we’ll have guest speakers come in,” Torres said. “We went to a local business, TimeClock Plus, and talked to their VP of sales, toured the facility and got information on what TimeClock Plus is. We’ve also gone to the Small Business Development Center, where they talked to us about their internships and job opportunities.” 
Torres said there will be recruiting events held until Feb. 1. Events will include a pajama and movie trivia night and Donuts with Delta Sigs, where they will pass out donuts in front of the Rassman Building. 
They also plan to go on a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in March for leadership training. 
Senior Ashley Cortez said she joined the fraternity in the fall semester of 2018. 
“I’m a people person,” Cortez said. “I love meeting new people. I like being a part of the brotherhood and meeting all the new brothers. I’ve met a lot of great people and I have a lot of great friends here.” 
Torres said she thinks of the fraternity as a family. 
“I joined my first semester here and coming into this organization was like getting a family away from home,” she said. “If I have an issue, I can go to them and they’re there. If something is going on, it’s easy to get a hold of one them. We’re just a big family.” 
Cortez said she recommends joining Delta Sigma Pi because it’s taught her a lot about how to be a good businessperson. 
“If you’re looking for personal and professional growth, this is the fraternity for you,” she said.


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