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. 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. 

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 June 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 June 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. 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 

Professional attire (traditionally a suit or dress) is required for the Business Sessions and National Honorary Initiation, as well as the Banquet and Dance. Business casual attire may be worn for the educational sessions on Wednesday; Friday Business Sessions and Saturday Business Sessions. Some of the Board of Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, staff, and others may wear formal attire for the Banquet and Dance on Saturday evening. Other participants are welcome to wear formal attire, but it is not required.


View a listing of all past Grand Chapter Congresses.