Delta Sigma Pi named Chapter of Excellence

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The Radford University chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence by the professional business fraternity.

A Chapter of Excellence is "operationally sound with a well-rounded program focusing on larger scale events and national fraternity promotion," a Delta Sigma Pi news release stated. "To earn Chapter of Excellence, a chapter must achieve the Accredited Chapter tier, the Chapter of Recognition tier and complete the required and optional items for the third tier. These are the top performers in Delta Sigma Pi."

Chapter of Excellence is the highest tier of recognition a collegiate chapter can receive and "it requires a great deal of work on the part of the students," said Angela Stanton, a professor of marketing in RU's College of Business and Economics and faculty advisor to the university’s Delta Sigma Pi chapter.

The Radford University chapter achieved Chapter of Recognition status in 2013-14, said RU chapter president Zachary King.

Being recognized as a Chapter of Excellence "is a great honor for us," said King, a senior management major from Harrisonburg. "It recognizes our efforts to not only help our members grow professionally, but to help the College of Business and Economics grow as well."

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities, with more than 250,000 members worldwide. The Radford University chapter was founded in 2004. Membership is restricted to business majors.

"As an organization, we attempt to encourage professional and personal growth of our members through leadership positions, hosting both hands-on and speaker events, community service and other networking opportunities," King said. "I am proud of our chapter's growth, and I hope we sustain the high level of professionalism currently maintained by our organization."

Sep 24, 2015