BU’s Delta Sigma Pi is Designated Top Chapter in New England

in Students, Undergraduate Students
September 10th, 2010

Only One Across Entire Region To Be Named “Chapter of Excellence”

Delta Sigma Pi GammaBoston University’s Delta Sigma Pi Gamma has been designated a “Chapter of Excellence” by the organization’s national office.  In achieving this status, it becomes the only chapter in all of New England, and one of only 39 out of 250 across the entire US, to be so honored.

Delta Sigma Pi is a nationwide business fraternity, comprised of men and women who aim to “foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.”

“Of all the chapters in the New England region, Gamma is the only one to achieve ‘excellence’….They started the school year with the goal of achieving the ‘excellence’ level, and they have accomplished their goal.”

– Bryon Goguen, District Director, Delta Sigma Pi

A History of Leading the Curve

The Boston University chapter is known as Delta Sigma Pi Gamma because of its status as the third chapter in the entire nation to be inaugurated after the fraternity was founded in 1907—relfected by Gamma being the third letter of the Greek alphabet.

Although the BU chapter became dormant in the early 1990s, it was recently resurrected by student Jennifer Waxberg (BSBA ’08), and in fall 2009, it initiated 44 founding “brothers” from students pursuing degrees in business administration at the University’s School of Management, as well as in economics at the College of Arts and Sciences. This recent renewal of activity renders its accelerated achievement as a “Chapter of Excellence” even more impressive.

“When other chapters are struggling, their district directors seek advice from me as to how Gamma has been able to do so well .”

– Bryon Goguen, District Director, Delta Sigma Pi

High Standards, Consistent Achievement, and a Reputation for Excellence

Of  Boston University’s Gamma “Chapter of Excellence” status, Delta Sigma Pi District Director Bryon Goguen says, “This designation signifies that the chapter achieved approval in every area required and also completed and attained approval on more than the minimum recommended optional reports, events, and submissions available to them.

“Of all the chapters in the New England region, Gamma is the only one to achieve ‘excellence’….As a chapter they started the past school year with the goal of achieving the ‘excellence’ level, and they have accomplished their goal.

“I’m incredibly proud of them but not surprised at their commitment or ability to achieve this honor. I am always amazed at the high standard that they hold themselves to and the level of competitiveness they can sustain.”

– Bryon Goguen, District Director, Delta Sigma Pi

“I’m incredibly proud of them but am not surprised at their commitment or ability to achieve this honor.  I am always amazed at the high standard that they hold themselves to and the level of competitiveness that they can sustain.  But what I was happy to see most is that they were able to work together to achieve their goal.  They…have garnered a lot of attention from the central office of our fraternity; they are well respected and with this distinction will continue to be looked upon as a leader in our region and province.

“The students do such great work and have such a reputation that when other chapters are struggling, their district directors seek advice from me as to how Gamma has been able to do so well.  It’s a great feeling for me to be associated with them and to take part in their success. I love to see how gifted they are and how much they grow from one year to the next. It’s really what keeps me so involved as an alumni.”