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Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)

College of Arts and Sciences

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Richardso,Kiera Jena
echin@gsu.edu

Address
55 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

Delta Sigma Pi is one of the two leading business fraternities in the nation. While not a national fraternity specifically oriented toward diversity, the Kappa chapter at GSU has an almost entirely Black membership.

Benefits

This chapter provides students the chance to acquire leadership and organizational skills, learn about business and professionalism,and build social networks.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Black

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
03/12/1921

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Kiera Jena Richardson
Angela Crowder
Eleanor Chin
Craig Ruff

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Orientation/Onboarding, celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements), Practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

As a business fraternity, this organization stresses commitment, professionalism and family-like bonds.

Self-efficacy Emphasis
Not Applicable

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

This organization provides support to one another and a strong community.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, external review/evaluation, site visit

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning acceptance to graduate school, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)

Outcome Milestones

“…”

Key Performance Indicators

membership and performance in national competitions

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
03/12/1921

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Kiera Jena Richardson
Angela Crowder
Eleanor Chin
Craig Ruff

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Orientation/Onboarding, celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements), Practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

As a business fraternity, this organization stresses commitment, professionalism and family-like bonds.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?
Not Applicable

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

This organization provides support to one another and a strong community.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, external review/evaluation, site visit

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning acceptance to graduate school, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)