Delta Sigma

CSUF Delta Sigma Pi Wins National Chapter Award

December 19, 2006

By Pamela McLaren

Members of the Cal State Fullerton chapter of Delta Sigma Pi were surprised and pleased when their name was announced several times at the national organization’s conference last month.

The Lambda Sigma chapter of the co-ed professional business fraternity was named the winner of R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award, as well as recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Relations for a Collegiate Chapter. It also was one of three universities named to the organization’s honor roll.

It is the second year that the local chapter has taken the Mitchell Award, which is presented annually to a collegiate chapter, which, through its actions and activities, best promotes the aims and ideas of Delta Sigma Pi. Chapters are judged on their professional activities, recruiting and pledge program, community and university service and involvement, fundraising, alumni relations, scholarship and involvement with the national fraternity. In addition to the national honor, Cal State Fullerton won in the Western Provincial and Pacific Coast Regional categories.

The Outstanding Alumni Relations Award is presented to a collegiate chapter that most thoroughly integrates an aspect of alumni relations into its overall operations. The CSUF chapter also won in the Western Provincial and Pacific Coast Regional categories.

In order to achieve Honor Roll status, collegiate chapters must exceed the organizations basic expectations for a satisfactorily performing chapter.

The chapter also was recognized as the Western Provincial winner in the Outstanding Scholastic Development for a Collegiate Chapter and as Pacific Coast Regional winner in the Outstanding Service for a Collegiate Chapter.

The campus chapter was established in 1986. This year’s adviser was Katrin Harich, professor of marketing.