What to Expect/Prepare to Attend

Arrival and Departure Suggestions

Ideal arrival time is Tuesday, August 15.  Grand Chapter Congress “proper” begins Wednesday, August 16, with the Marketplace, and a day of educational and leadership programming beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Delegate Orientation is Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. All Delegates and Alternates must attend this session. The Saturday Grand Banquet and Dance is the final scheduled Congress event.  Departure should be planned no sooner than Sunday, August 20.  More details will be available on the Schedule.

Official Congress Merchandise

A Fraternity tradition is for Congress attendees to purchase a Deltasig Grand Chapter Congress “Headbar” and “Ladders” for each Congress they attend. Headbars are $15, Ladders are $10. The official Houston Congress lapel pin is $5. You can also order the 2023 Houston Congress Lapel Pin and Ladder bundle now through the Deltasig Shop for $25. Ordering in advance will ensure you get one, as they are limited, and will allow you to assemble the ladder more easily. You may also purchase these items, and more, on-site at the Central Office Store. 

Community Service Events

Join our onsite community service event on Friday afternoon to support Operation Gratitude. Their mission is to “Honor the service of our military and first responders by creating opportunities to express gratitude.” Deltasigs will be making paracord lanyards, and writing letters to be included in care packages that Operation Gratitude will then ship all around the world. Operation Gratitude includes lanyards in their care packages because they’re both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade who want to show their appreciation of our Military and first responders. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and fellow Deltasigs to participate.

Have some Deltasig T-Shirts you’re ready to part with – or maybe you’re ready to add some new T-Shirts to your collection? Bring your gently-worn Deltasig T-Shirts to Houston for donation at the Community Service Table in the Deltasig Marketplace. Then later in the week, come back and shop the options for only $5 with proceeds supporting BEAR, a local charity in Houston.

Merchandise Sales

Chapters may sell merchandise during designated times at a pre-assigned table only with advance reservations. A request may be made using the “GCC Chapter Sales Approval Form”, which is available in the Hub Forms Module until July 1. If the submitted form is approved, $25 per item being sold will be invoiced to the chapter – form and payment must be received by July 1. All sellers - collegians and alumni - must be fully registered for Grand Chapter Congress. Please review the merchandise policy to ensure you are in compliance.  

Banquet Seating

We will do reserved seating for the Saturday night banquet. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and your requests will be honored based on availability. All persons you wish to sit with must also indicate in their request that they also wish to sit with you. To request who you would like to sit with at the banquet on Saturday, August 19th, complete this form by July 19. The Host Committee will also be available during Congress for attendees to view table assignments and make changes. Seating assignments can be made up to 24-hours prior to the banquet. 


If you are looking for a roommate for Congress, email registration@dsp.org your name, age, gender, school, email and phone number. Staff will accumulate the data and forward it to others seeking roommates. It is your responsibility to follow-up with contacts, make a hotel reservation, etc. Delta Sigma Pi assumes no responsibility or liability regarding this optional service. 

Dress Requirements 

Wednesday - Business casual attire may be worn for the educational sessions. For the Wednesday night Grand President’s Reception and Game night – wear your letters, collegiate “game day” or other casual attire.

Thursday – Professional attire (traditionally a suit or dress) is required for the Business Sessions and Honorary Initiation.

Friday – Business casual attire may be worn for the Friday Business Sessions, lunch and onsite community service activities.Be sure to wear your letters or other casual attire (such as nice shorts and Deltasig shirts) for the outing on Friday to the Stampede Houston.

Saturday - Business casual attire may be worn for the Saturday Business Sessions. Professional attire (traditionally a suit or dress) is required for the Saturday Banquet and Dance. Some of the Board of Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, staff, and others may wear formal attire for the Banquet and Dance. Other participants are welcome to wear formal attire, but it is not required (see below).

Tuxedos/Formal Attire/Dresses- below are rental and purchase options offered as a suggestion for formal wear, if desired:

  • The Black Tux is an online tuxedo company (may also be affiliated with some Nordstrom stores) that ships directly to you and you return it directly. You receive the package 10 days prior to the August 19 banquet, allowing you plenty of time to correct any sizing issues. To return, you put in the provided box and drop it off at UPS within 3 days. Visit www.theblacktux.com for more details and to get your order underway. Tuxedos are not required for the GCC Banquet, but several leadership and others will be wearing tuxedos.  
  • ThredUP | An Online Consignment & Thrift Store Thrifty and sustainable. Discover one of the world’s largest online consignment & thrift stores. As one of the world’s largest online resale platforms for women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories, the mission is to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand clothes first.
  • Rent the Runway One-Time Rentals. Lock in a show-stopping outfit for a special day and keep items for 4 or 8 days at a time.


View a listing of all past Grand Chapter Congresses.