What to Expect/Prepare to Attend

Arrival and Departure Suggestions

Ideal arrival time is Tuesday, August 10. On Tuesday morning, the GCC Service Event Project will take place. Registration is available from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Grand Chapter Congress “proper” begins Wednesday, August 11, 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 15.  Refer to the tentative schedule for more details.

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Join us in supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities by collecting a million pop tabs between now and the 2021 Grand Chapter Congress. Chapters and individuals are encouraged to donate pop tabs to your local Ronald McDonald House. Chapters can report the number of pounds donated via the Hub event form. 

Banquet Seating

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. 

Dress Requirements

Professional attire (traditionally a suit or dress) is required for the Thursday Business Sessions and National Honorary Initiation, as well as the Saturday 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.

Merchandise Sales

Chapters may sell merchandise during designated times at a pre-assigned table only with advance reservations. All sellers - collegians and alumni - must be fully registered for Grand Chapter Congress. Please review the merchandise policy to ensure you are in compliance.

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. The official Cleveland Congress 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 items on-site at the Central Office Store. 


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. 

Past Grand Chapter Congresses

View a listing of all past Grand Chapter Congresses.
Check out highlights from the 2017 Grand Chapter Congress in New Orleans.