Delta Sigma Pi

Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have a  diverse range of nearly 30 student-led groups on campus, offering students opportunities to connect, engage and grow in their personal and professional interests. 


Katherine Strothman, Class of 2025 marketing and business analytics double major, is the president of Delta Sigma Pi at Lerner College. Strothman shared why she joined Delta Sigma Pi, what makes this group stand out and how to get involved!


Lerner: When and why did you choose to join this student group?

Strothman: I chose to join Delta Sigma Pi during the fall semester of 2021 when I was a freshman coming from out of state. I was looking for a place on campus where I could belong. DSP was the perfect place for me because it was a group of like-minded individuals looking to grow professionally and, as business students, that also incorporated social aspects and we all grew close bonds.


Lerner: When and where does your student group meet and approximately how many members do you have?

Strothman: We meet on Monday evenings for Chapter in Willard Hall and have approximately 115 members currently. 


Lerner: What is the mission/goal of your student group?

Strothman: Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.


Lerner: What is your best memory or proudest moment from this student group?

Strothman: The best memory I have would be this past semester’s initiation when I got my two littles. I was so excited to have the opportunity to pass down my love for DSP to them. I know they are going to be great members! 


Lerner: What is unique about your student group?

Strothman: Delta Sigma Pi is unique in the way that we are constantly supporting each other. All of us being business majors is very helpful and allows for us to have more resources within the business school. Anyone can send a message in our group chat at any time and there are sure to be multiple responses of members willing and happy to help. 


Lerner: What are your goals for the future of your student group?

Strothman: I hope to expand our knowledge on leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion topics especially in regards to the professional world. We will all be there soon enough so I hope to educate our members as much as possible on these important topics. I also hope to expand our network and continue to advertise our brand all year so students are aware of DSP and business fraternities’ presence on campus. 


Lerner: How has your student group helped you grow, personally or professionally? 

Strothman: Delta Sigma Pi has helped me grow as a leader more than I could have imagined when I arrived at the University of Delaware. The environment is so encouraging of taking on leadership positions and being involved in leadership even when not in a group. DSP has allowed me to grow my knowledge and professionalism as well through the various events put on by executive positions throughout the semester. 


Lerner: Does your group have any social media handles?

Instagram: @udeldsp 

LinkedIn: Delta Sigma Pi – Omicron Omega 


Lerner: Does your group have a website?


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