Delta Sigma Pi Merchandise Policy

Delta Sigma Pi has a long history and our name, our badge, and our trademarked images carry a great sense of pride for those who wear them. As such, only vendors officially licensed by the Fraternity (or through its agents) have the right to produce merchandise for commercial purposes using the Delta Sigma Pi name, letters or insignia. All uses must be in good taste and in keeping with the policies of the Fraternity. Items categorically rejected include those containing obvious copyright violations, obscene language, nudity, gross sexual innuendo or images, or any item promoting or alluding to any action or ceremony in violation of risk management. Learn more about the decision in An Open Letter from GP Tricia Smith

Delta Sigma Pi members and chapters may use trademarked images for non-commercial use. Examples may include (but not limited to) chapter recruitment materials, personal mementos and event or personal promotions. Members and Chapters can also continue to use their creativity to design custom merchandise as long as the final product is produced by a licensed vendor. 

Delta Sigma Pi protected trademarks and symbols include, but are not limited to, the Greek letters, “Deltasig”, “Delta Sigma Pi”, coat of arms, badge, or any logos representing Delta Sigma Pi events or programs. 

Members should look for the "Official Licensed Product" seal when purchasing Delta Sigma Pi items. To ensure you are buying licensed products, start your search at dsp.org/merchandise

Any group or individual that wishes to trade on the goodwill associated with Delta Sigma Pi’s marks, and benefit commercially from utilization of those marks, must become licensed in order to do so. A vendor, chapter or member is not required to become licensed in order to resell products produced by a licensed manufacturer, so long as they do not further embellish the product or expand on the use of the insignia. To become a Licensed Vendor, a company must complete three simple steps:
1. Register through the online vendor Gateway.
2. Submit the online application.
3. Get approved and start selling!

Any product in violation of this policy will be subject to immediate ban and confiscation, regardless of cost to the purveyor. 

For additional information regarding this policy, please review our FAQs, view our Merchandise Policy Q&A recorded webinar from August 30, 2017, or contact Central Office staff