Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.
Craig Jackson, Class of 2020 operations management major and organizational and community leadership minor, is the chapter president of Delta Sigma Pi, Omicron Omega Chapter at the Lerner College. Jackson shared why he joined Delta Sigma Pi, what makes this group unique and more!
When and why did you choose to join this student group?
Jackson: I joined in the spring of 2017. I was looking for a way to push myself personally and professionally and I was trying to get myself outside of my dorm room as a freshman to meet new people.
What is the mission of your student group?
Jackson: 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.
What is your best memory from this student group?
Jackson: Right after my initiation was my best memory. It was an overwhelmingly joyous occasion and it was a feeling I will never forget.
What is unique about your student group?
Jackson: The people that comprise it the group is what makes us unique. Our members will always go above and beyond for their peers and each and every one of them astounds me on a weekly basis. They are doing incredible things for the campus and the community.
What has been your proudest moment leading your student group?
Jackson: This past semester, we were able to bring in 37 new members to our chapter. This was the largest pledge class we’ve ever had in the history of our chapter.
What are your goals for the future of your student group?
Jackson: To increase membership throughout the upcoming semesters and continue to maintain a positive environment that fosters innovation and creativity.
How has your student group helped you grow?
Jackson: Delta Sigma Pi has given me confidence in life. It has shown me that if you have aspirations in life that you can accomplish them through hard work and a supportive social network.
Delta Sigma Pi, Omicron Omega Chapter has 103 members and meets Monday nights at Sharp Hall.