My Best College Decision

In this blog I will talk about the best decision I think I’ve made since going to college. I personally think that I have made many good decisions but one stands out from all of the others. This decision was to join the co-ed professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Delta Sigma Pi is a fraternity that emphasizes Professionalism, Scholarship, Community and Social as its pillars for like-minded students of business administration and commerce. I was hesitant to join the fraternity and there wasn’t even a guarantee that I’d get in. The only reason I joined was because I was referred to it by a current member and I said I’d go. The recruitment events were to learn about the fraternity and also to display your personality to the chapter because they were the ones who decided who was in or out. There was a round of interviews, which I did horrible in because I didn’t have interviewing skills and I had also been sick so I had lost a great portion of my voice. There were about 50 people who came out and only 17 got in. I was lucky enough to receive a bid and start the pledge process. Pledging is the process or time which you must go through before becoming an official member. My pledge process was about two months and there were specific requirements that every pledge had to complete. We all had specific positions related to the four pillars and I was the Committee to the Vice President of Community Service. It was our job to create and come up with a community service event for the pledges. We ended up helping out the American Cancer Society run their Relay for Life Event. For this event and several others there were specific processes and requirements for how to complete an event. We had to wear professional wear once a week and we also had to get interviewed by the greater majority of the chapter to develop our interviewing skills. Those were some of the things we did and I can honestly say that this experience was a good one. I ended up meeting a range of people that I would have never met otherwise and Delta Sigma Pi brought me out of my comfort zone. I am now more business-minded and am the current Vice President of Professional Activities for my chapter, which allows me to set up professional speaking events for both the chapter and school. Joining Delta Sigma Pi has been the best decision I’ve made in college and I encourage everyone to branch out and try new things that will potentially benefit them in the future.