The UW-Milwaukee chapter of Delta Sigma Pi chapter, a professional co-ed business fraternity, was recognized this fall with the R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Chapter Award. The award “is a testament to the chapter’s overall excellence,” said Vanessa Roark of Delta Sigma Pi’s national headquarters.
Notable among its accomplishments in the last year was an 87% increase in chapter membership, the addition of a Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to its Executive Committee, and the execution of a number of successful professional, scholarship, community service, and brotherhood events, said Sydney Sampson-Webb, a senior studying marketing and the chapter’s Vice President of Pledge Education.
“We worked with our corporate sponsors at Baird, Direct Supply, Northwestern Mutual, Preferred Rate, and Hays, as well as volunteered with community groups of Habitat for Humanity, The Ronald McDonald House, Urban Ecology Center, and the Wisconsin Humane Society,” she shared.
Students in the chapter form a close bond in both a professional and personal sense.
“I joined Delta Sigma Pi as a freshman to explore the opportunities it provides and get more connected with like-minded individuals,” said Amna Hasan, a senior double-majoring in finance and information technology management. “It has been the best decision I have made throughout my collegiate career, as I have learned more about myself, the business world, and my peers.”
“Over the past four years, DSP has given me leadership and networking opportunities that led me to work in various internships around the Milwaukee area,” said Colin Davis, a senior in human resource management. “I am so grateful for the people I’ve been able to connect with professionally and personally through the fraternity.”
Dean Kaushal Chari shared the following message with the chapter: “We’re delighted to see that the hard work and success of our Delta Sigma Pi chapter has garnered national recognition. Keep up the great work and congratulations!”