Important Information for Brothers Running for an Elected Position

Elections for the offices of Grand President, Vice President-Finance, and Provincial and Regional Vice Presidents will be held at the 55th Grand Chapter Congress in August 2023.

All candidates and delegates are encouraged to read Policy P and the guidelines below in their entirety. Please email the Nominations Committee at for assistance.

Nomination Requirements

The Bylaws and Policies and the Nominations Beacon (updated Beacon coming soon) describe the qualifications needed to serve in these leadership roles, the election and tenure of office, the nominations process, the order of elections, balloting and non-majority results. Please review them for more information on these important topics.

Requirements for Serving in a National Office of the Fraternity:
  • The brother must have been an initiated member of Delta Sigma Pi for at least three years at the time of election. Note: There are no exceptions to this rule and it is strictly enforced.
  • For Provincial leadership positions, the brother must live in the respective province. This rule is also strictly enforced.
  • For Regional leadership positions, the brother must live in the respective region or within a reasonable distance outside of any border of the region except as specified in Bylaws Article VIII, Section 4. Regional Vice President nominations for those residing outside of the region made from the floor at Congress must receive written approval from the Nominations Committee prior to submitting the nomination.
  • The brother must be an alumni, faculty, or honorary member in good standing. Collegiate members are not eligible for Grand Officer positions.
  • The brother must complete Tier 1 and 2 of the CDL Program prior to election or appointment.
  • The brother should have proven administrative ability (in business as well as the Fraternity), exhibiting sound decision-making faculties, creativity and imagination, resourcefulness, and confidence in the prudence and soundness of personal actions. Nominees must acknowledge adherence to the Leadership Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy with their signature. Note that incumbents must also submit a new Leadership Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy affirmation at the time of re-nomination.
  • The brother should have demonstrated unqualified interest in, and dedication to, the Fraternity.
  • Brothers who serve in these positions do so as volunteers. They are not financially compensated for the time they devote to the Fraternity. Only necessary out-of-pocket costs and travel expenses may be reimbursed. Travel, postage, phone, email costs, etc. are covered up to a pre-determined level for each position. It is strongly recommended that all candidates have email access as official Fraternity business is conducted via email.
  • Nominees (including Regional Vice President nominees) must be able and willing to attend a National Leadership retreat in September following Congress.
  • All elected volunteers must acknowledge certain conditions related to the use of a personal automobile while on approved Fraternity business. Failure to acknowledge these requirements may prevent an individual from continuing in their role.  

Nomination Form

All nominations for elective office must be submitted online using the electronic submission form
  1. All information requested on this form must be supplied if the recommendation or nomination is to be considered. If any item is non-applicable, please write in N/A.
  2. All nominees must agree to abide by and support all Fraternity Bylaws, Ritual and policies (refer to the Leadership Code of Conduct in Policy DD.) and indicate so by signing or acknowledging the certification statement provided. No candidate will be placed in nomination until an actual signature or acknowledgement affirming the Leadership Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy is obtained indicating this certification (see Policy P.1.A.). Incumbent officers seeking re-election must submit a new signed Leadership Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest affirmation.
  3. Nominations for Grand Officers must be received at the Central Office no later than July 1 in odd-numbered years in order to be published as the Nominations Committee Report that is posted on the Fraternity website (with electronic notification to chapters) and distributed to delegates at the Grand Chapter. Nominations will also be accepted in advance for any newly created regions or provinces that become officially recognized at the upcoming Grand Chapter Congress.
  4. Note that candidates for elective office are asked to submit a Statement of Platform and/or comments. This statement is not to exceed 200 words by actual word count. The statements are published and/or distributed for review by voters. Only the first 200 words, by actual count, of any statement will be published. Once a statement is published, it cannot be altered by the nominee; the Fraternity retains the right to make corrections as needed.
  5. The city of residence, state and an email address for all nominees will be posted on No other contact information will be published related to election purposes.

Nomination Process (for GCC)

Nominations must be received at the Central Office by July 1 in odd-numbered years to be published as the Nominations Committee Report that is posted on the Fraternity website (with electronic notification to chapters) and distributed to delegates at the Grand Chapter. Nominations will also be accepted in advance for any newly created regions or provinces that become officially recognized on July 1 following the nominations due date.
Nominations are published online beginning in February 2023. Review the Current Candidate Listing

The Nominations Committee will continue to assemble a list of candidates to be presented to the delegates through July 1. Any nominations occurring after July 1 may be submitted from the floor of the Grand Chapter Congress in accordance with the Bylaws and Policy P.1.B. Please see Bylaws and Policies or the Nominations Beacon (updated Beacon coming soon) for complete details. 

Nomination Process (for Interim Elections)

Upon creation of a vacancy, the Grand President is to name an interim appointee for Provincial Vice President as soon as a worthy candidate is identified. The Provincial Vice President is to name an interim appointee for Regional Vice President in case of vacancy. The Provincial Vice President may appoint himself or herself, pending the election.
Within 60 days of notification of the vacancy, the Grand President or Provincial Vice President, respectively, will issue a “Call for Election” and establish an election date, and determine if the election will take place at a Provincial Council Meeting or by mail ballot.  

Electronic nominations will be accepted for a period of three weeks from the date the election was announced. The interim appointee and all other eligible brothers will automatically be considered candidates upon their completion and submission of the nomination form and any statement of position.  

Campaign Policies and Guidelines (for Grand Chapter Congress and Interim Elections)

Policies and guidelines for campaigning are designed to ensure candidates and the members who they desire to represent are fully engaged, informed, and equipped to fulfill their respective responsibilities in the electoral process.  

Any organizational member may report a suspected violation of nominations, election, or campaign policies or guidelines to the Nominations Committee at

All candidates for elected office are subject to the following guidelines and expectations:


Candidates are responsible for conducting themselves according to our Ritual and are responsible for conducting themselves according to our Ritual and are accountable for compliance with the Fraternity’s Code of Conduct and campaign polices and guidelines.

  • Candidates also bear accountability for ensuring their supporters are in compliance with the Code of Conduct and all policies and guidelines.
  • Candidates may contact the Nominations Committee for guidance or clarification. Candidates are expected to participate in any orientations or training sessions for the purpose of ensuring clarity and compliance with election and campaigning policies and guidelines.
Campaign Communication Requests

If at any time individual members or officers of a chapter wish for a candidate or the supporters of a candidate to cease campaigning contact and communications, the members or chapter representatives should communicate this desire to the candidate in writing using a method which provides an electronic timestamp (email, text message, direct message, chat, etc.), retaining a timestamped copy for their records. The candidate should immediately cease campaigning contact and remove the individuals or chapters from any campaign distribution groups or lists.

  • Continued campaigning contact should be reported to the Nominations Committee along with the timestamped request to cease communications and evidence (with timestamps) of subsequent communication. The Committee will review and determine if a violation has occurred. 
  • If a member cannot provide timestamped evidence of a violation or if the accused candidate can provide timestamped evidence that the communication in question predated the request to cease, the Nominations Committee may conclude no violation has occurred, though the candidate will be directed to cease communications from that point forward unless the individual or chapter re-initiates contact at a later date.
  • Any organizational member may report a suspected violation of nominations, election, or campaign policies or guidelines to the Nominations Committee at
Candidate Campaigning 

Members submitting a nomination may not engage in any campaign activity until they have been confirmed as candidates by the Nominations Committee. Additionally, candidates for election at 2023 Grand Chapter Congress may not engage in campaign activity before February 6, 2023. 

  • Confirmed candidates may actively campaign for election by engaging members in the following ways:
    • Conversation at Fraternity events
    • Making presentations in-person or using remote communications technology at chapter meetings (upon majority approval of said chapter’s executive committee)
    • Participating in caucuses or other forums arranged for that purpose
    • Creating a campaign website
    • Disseminating information to chapter leaders through approved email format which may be read aloud, copied or distributed electronically to chapter members at the discretion of the president (see below for details)
    • Social networking, text or instant messages, etc.
    • Any type of messaging lists such as text, instant messaging, group chats, etc, must be opted in by the member.
  • Direct Emails
    • Direct emails to chapter members can be sent via the Candidate Contact page. Messages through this form will go directly to the Chapter President, VPCO, and District Director of chapters in the area the candidate is running. 
    • Candidates will have the ability to send one email per month using this form from March 15 – July 15, 2023.
    • Any additional campaign emails sent directly to chapter leaders/members requires written advance permission from that member.
  • Campaigning at Fraternity Events
    • Any campaigning should not distract from nor pull attendees away from scheduled activities or programming.
    • Candidates may distribute materials in order to promote their candidacy at local chapter meetings and events, as well as at Grand Chapter Congress.
    • Distribution of promotional materials is prohibited at regional, provincial, or national events (including regional initiations and chapter installations) with the exception of Grand Chapter Congress.
    • Candidates may state their intent to run as part of introducing themselves at a non-campaign Fraternity event. However, they may not campaign during that event and should direct anyone wishing to talk about their candidacy to connect with them separately.
          • Example: “Hi, my name is Tricia. I’m part of the Cleveland-Akron Alumni chapter and a candidate for Past Grand President.”
    • Confirmed candidates may wear a name badge (or similarly sized sticker, ribbon, or button) at local, regional, or national events indicating their intent to run for office.
    • Virtual meeting backgrounds promoting a candidate during virtual Fraternity events are prohibited unless the virtual event is for the purpose of providing a forum for candidates and Fraternity members to connect.
Campaign Promotion and Materials
  • Campaign promotions should not feature, quote, reference, or tag other Deltasigs without their permission.
  • Candidate and campaign promotion must be completely separate of promotion of Fraternity-sponsored events or other non-campaign forums.
    • If you are commenting about, participating in, or promoting a non-campaign Fraternity event or forum (such as LEAD, Fraternity Facebook groups, chapter events, or Fraternity committee activities), you may do so as a Deltasig and not as a candidate; you must refrain from promoting your candidacy in those events or forums. 
    • If you wish to share thoughts or plans related to your candidacy or engage members in discussion about your candidacy, you should do so in a designated campaign forum.
Candidate Forums
  • All Fraternity-sponsored “meet the candidate” forums will be held upon the closing of floor nominations at Grand Chapter Congress.
    • All unofficial forums (whether hosted by individual members or planned by current national officers or chapter officers) should be clearly promoted as not planned, run, or sponsored by the Fraternity.
    • Any such unofficial forums are to provide the opportunity for all candidates for a particular office to participate.
          • Example: Alpha Chapter hosts a meeting to introduce candidates to members.  All candidates for that position, at the time of the event, should be invited to attend.  Future candidates for that same position should also be given an equal opportunity.
  • Candidates are responsible for any costs related to their campaign activity. Fraternity equipment, supplies, and staff time may not be used for Fraternity election campaign purposes of any kind, with the exception of interim elections to fill PVP and RVP vacancies, during which the Central Office will, upon request, provide chapter contact information at no cost to candidates.