Advice From a Senior

Dear Prospect,


Hello! My name is Nicole Larson and in 28 days, I will become an alumni Brother of the Mu Rho chapter at Colorado State University.


Wow.


I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I was walking through the doors of Rockwell for the first time. Whether you are an undeclared freshman, or a junior who switched their major for the third time (like me!), finally finding your place on campus is a special thing. And as a graduating senior, I have some advice for you:


  1. Never say “Maybe next time”

College is full of amazing adventures that will make for some of your best memories! And even though it might not seem like it now, time flies by and before you know it you’ll wish you had more “next times”.


  1. Push yourself outside your comfort zone

Some of my best decisions have been made because I forced myself to try something new and unknown. Going to a spring recruitment event for DSP was one of those times. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, and now I wouldn’t have changed it for the world!


  1. Everything happens for a reason

As a freshman, I never would’ve guessed that I would end up where I am now. What I thought was my plan couldn’t be further from the reality that I live in today. Yet I am so grateful for the good, the bad, and the journey along the way.


This advice holds true for all students. But if you’re reading this blog because you want to know more about Delta Sigma Pi, I’ll leave you with this - just do it. Go to the recruitment events. Talk to Brothers. Get involved. My memories in DSP are the best part of my college experience and if this letter convinces you to give it a shot, then my legacy will live on through you.




“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

  • Maya Angelou



Brotherhood by Meghan Brozovich

            The primary goal of most college students is to take advantage of  meeting new people. It is the reason why universities offer various clubs to join on campus, why they stress living in a dorm as a freshman, and why orientation week is one big ice-breaker after another. Colorado State University alone has over 532 different organizations for students to get involved with. So, why join Delta Sigma Pi? After all, it is only one organization out of 532 others for Colorado State University students to choose from, each one offering up new engagement opportunities and students to meet and learn from. What makes Delta Sigma Pi stand out among them? 

            Delta Sigma Pi unique among these student organizations because it is more than just a club, or a social fraternity, or a society dedicated to a specific purpose. It is a Brotherhood. By dictionary definition, brotherhood is “the feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of people.” Our Brotherhood stands for so much more. Delta Sigma Pi represents an environment that fosters comradery among Brothers of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The fraternity is a safe place for people to learn from their failures, because they are always backed by a community of Brothers who have promised to do right by their peers. DSP is an ever-growing family of those committed enough to form lasting bonds of friendship and mentorship. 

            I chose to become a part of Delta Sigma Pi when I was seeking a community of like-minded to surround myself with. After a year of being involved with the fraternity, I can safely say that I gained much more than that. I have become friends with people who are my opposite in every way. I have the opportunity to travel the world with my Brothers. I have had the chance to serve my Brothers and give back to the fraternity in the same ways that it has given to me. Delta Sigma Pi will add more to your college experience than simply “meeting new people”, and that is one of the greatest things about our fraternity. 

 

“There is no other love like the love for a brother. There is no other love like the love from a brother.” -Astrid Alauda

 

Future Focused

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As the Mu Rho chapter of Delta Sigma Pi continues to grow in size, more opportunities for growth and development for the brothers have come about and with these, the chapter has made a conscious effort to reestablish the overall goals and plan for another successful year. In a Strategic Planning event recently planned for the entire chapter, the success of the systems, plans, and current efforts in each position of the Executive board were evaluated and discussed in order to further the success demonstrated by the chapter as of recent years. The abundance of community service activities, conservation of traditional practices of the chapter, and the passion to welcome new and exceptional brothers into the chapter have been traits of individual strength of the chapter that will be continuously implemented within the upcoming semesters. However, during this event there were concerns brought up about what could be hindering the furthering of this success in the future, which provided a basis to the plan of action that was developed.

Moving forward, the primary focuses of the goals of the Mu Rho chapter are to provide more diversity in the events planned by the service and professional chairs in order to increase participation of brothers and further the interest of others within the College of Business as well. By providing a diversification of more of the events hosted by the chapter, increased participation to these events will allow a more cohesive environment among brothers to develop where newly initiated members have the opportunity to become even more involved once granted membership into the chapter. In addition to this diversification, the chapter also wants to focus more on the scholarship pillar of the Fraternity by increasing the encouraging the frequency which brothers attend study rooms in order to succeed academically as a chapter to the utmost that they’re able. Through these actions, the Mu Rho chapter looks forward to the proceeding semesters, as the goals of the chapter are outlined and understood throughout the Fraternity.

LEAD's Recap

This semester our brothers of Mu Rho attended LEAD School, or Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs. Brother Rosell-Perez gave us some valuable insight into what he learned!

What is LEAD’s exactly?

LEAD school is a conference held every Fall semester for each province of Delta Sigma Pi. As an active brother in the Mu Rho chapter at Colorado State University, I am part of the Western Province.  

Where is LEAD’s?

This Fall, LEAD school was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, the location of LEAD’s changes year to year. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect in Albuquerque.

Why should anyone attend LEAD?

LEAD is important because it rejuvenated every reason for which I joined DSP. It showed me that it is more than just a club to join, it is a life-long commitment that can change people’s lives. Each person that I met, young or old, has been profoundly changed by DSP.

Throughout the event, my knowledge on how to run an organization effectively, how to recruit new members with a marketing mindset, how to motivate myself through hard times, and how to connect with everyone around me, improved in a way that made me want to stay involved with DSP forever. 

What is unique about LEAD’s?

The chance to meet brothers from all over the country is an opportunity that I’ll never forget. I made friends with people who I felt an instant connection with. I can’t wait to see them again in the Spring!

What was your favorite part of LEAD’s?

My favorite part of LEAD was when I saw my President, Amanda Waters, walk up to the stage seven times for all the awards that we received. We were the most outstanding chapter of the whole province, as well as the chapter with the best community service and financial operations. Being recognized in front of the whole province made me want to try even harder. I set it as a goal for Mu Rho to achieve the same awards that we received this year, plus at least one additional award.  

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Recruitment 101



 

Are YOU ready for Delta Sigma Pi’s Recruitment Week?

Resume? Check. Business Professional Apparel? Check. Ready to make some memories? Check.

This week we have been working hard preparing for an awesome week of Recruitment and no doubt, our prospects are doing the same. As the clock ticks closer to our first event, Meet the Chapter, we wanted to give our potential brothers some tips and tricks to make the best possible first impression!

1. Introduce yourself

  Put a face to a name on a page!

2. Create a personal connection

Share something about yourself that is memorable and allows you to stand out from the crowd.

3. Do your homework

Being knowledgeable about our pillars shows that you really care about what we stand for.

4. Look the part

Being well dressed can help you feel more confident.

5. Ask us questions

We are here to answer them! This is your chance to get a glimpse of what it means to be a brother of Deltasig.

 

We are so excited to meet all of you and remember above all else, just be yourself! 

 

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Ronald McDonald House Invitational

Ronald McDonald House Invitational-Volleyball Tournament was held on Saturday April 16, 2018. The event was planned by our Chapter Liaison, Bekah Cohen. The Ronald McDonald House Invitational was a Volleyball Tournament, with teams representing several College of Business organizations at Colorado State University.  

During this event, Delta Sigma Pi-Mu Rho Chapter raised over $1,000 that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Denver Colorado. Delta Sigma Pi's national philanthropy service initiative and recent partnership supports The Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

Thank you to our local sponsors: Illegal Petes, Spoons, MadWire, Keller Williams, and CooperSmith's