Our First Virtual GCC

Aug 24, 2021 – Our 53rd Grand Chapter Congress was like no other, but like every other Congress it brought members together to celebrate the end of another great Deltasig biennium!

More than 1,200 brothers and guests joined us from all over the world between August 5 and 15 for our largest virtual gathering.

Much business was conducted during the meeting of the Grand Chapter including the election of GP Cory Stopka, re-election of VPF Jodi Schoh, election of North Central PVP Nicole Orlando, Northeastern PVP Monica Monroe, South Central PVP Charlie Kenney, Southern PVP Meghan Hill and Western PVP Erica Kolsrud, and the elections of Regional Vice Presidents. (See the full listing of PVPs and RVPs). For results of the special and emergency amendments, bylaws legislation and Ritual proposals voted on by the Grand Chapter, see “Grand Chapter Actions”.  

Presentations by our National Collegians of the Year Cody Vasquez (2020) and Brennen Feder (2021) helped inspire brothers. Cody’s message encouraged brothers to utilize the three Ps (positivity, purpose and productivity) to do what makes you happy, stay on track and set yourself up for your own great future. Brennen hopes to help empower others to achieve their goals by encouraging members to lead with emotional intelligence, empathy and compassion, listen before you speak, and engage in activities that fulfill you.

During Congress, we celebrated many things about our great organization—including the people that make it special. Deltasigs had the chance to recognize special brothers in their lives by sending virtual roses through the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation Rose Garden. In total, more than 185 roses were sent, raising more than $5,200 helping to support future Fraternity programs. Read through the tributes at dsp.org/rosegarden.

In addition to the Roses, individuals and groups had the opportunity to thank people and share through testimonials submitted in writing. Read through all of these wonderful acknowledgements.

In the spirit of #DSPServes, brothers joined forces to walk over 2,600 miles during Congress, donating nearly $700 through Charity Miles. Western Province came out on top of the leaderboard, but all of these provincially chosen charities benefited:

  • National Park Foundation (Western)
  • Feeding America (North Central)
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Northeastern)
  • World Wildlife Foundation (South Central)
  • USO (Southern)

Congress attendees enjoyed use of the GCC App via our Learn & Lead Community. We had nearly 130,000 actions within the app across all users, including clicks, messages and posts. We also had more than 200 users participate in GCC Fun & Games—entering code words and answering trivia questions. Congratulations to our grand prize winner Kristina Block, Lindenwood (MO).

We would like to extend a special thank you to Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand Chapter Congress partners, including Brother Justine Ramsey with GEICO Careers who offered chances to discuss employment opportunities and resume/interview tips; Herff Jones who offered free shipping on jewelry and accessory purchases; and Riddle & Bloom who promoted their job opportunities for students to promote major brands on campus.

We can’t wait to see you in person at the special meeting of the Grand Chapter July 13-17, 2022 in Cleveland! 
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