A Strong Commitment to Diversity

2023 PA Collegiates
Delta Sigma Pi's commitment to diversity is reflected in all levels of the organization. From national leadership to individual chapters, our collegiate members and alumni come from all different regions, backgrounds, and walks of life, and we celebrate the different viewpoints and insights our co-ed professional fraternity offers. Diversity is one more reason you'll be proud to be a Deltasig.

A Founding Ideal

Our founders formed Delta Sigma Pi intending to create a brotherhood as diverse as the business world the Fraternity would represent. At the time—more than one hundred years ago—other organizations actively discouraged diversity and operated on policies of exclusion. From the beginning, Delta Sigma Pi stood for something different. Our members have always valued the insight and ideas we gain from our brotherhood, and this founding ideal continues to play a major part in Delta Sigma Pi's values and mission. The Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation supports our mission through their financial assistance to our national events and scholarships, open to all members. 

America’s First Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity

In 1975, Delta Sigma Pi became the first co-ed professional business fraternity in the United States. Our historical commitment to diversity made the movement toward gender equality in the business world a natural step for our organization, and we take our position of leadership seriously. 

Diversity in Action

Our commitment to diversity is not merely a historical artifact—it's a living part of our organization. We welcome members who meet our professional standards regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Each of our members is valued and respected for the unique contribution he or she makes to the organization.

Our legacy of diversity makes us better business leaders and more compassionate members of society—it's one more reason our members are "proud to be a Deltasig."


Delta Sigma Pi continues to ensure every member feels part of the organization. 
  • 1975 - Delta Sigma Pi became the first business fraternity to officially initiate women. 
  • 2000 - Kathy Jahnke, Eta Mu (Northern Illinois) elected first female Grand President at 43rd Grand Chapter Congress in Buffalo
  • August 2013 - Onuka Ibe, Iota Nu, served as the Fraternity's first African American Grand President
  • July 2020 - the Board of Directors re-committed to expanding the organization's diversity efforts
  • October 2021 - A new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training was created and launched
  • January 2023 - A Social Media Calendar was created to assist chapters in social management and diverse content creation