DELTA SIGMA PI WINS OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD
The UWF chapter of Delta Sigma Pi recently won three awards at the Fall Leadership and Excellence Academy for Deltasigs held at Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 9, 2010. This included the Outstanding Professional Activities award, Outstanding Community Services award, and the Outstanding Chapter award. The awards are presented in recognition of the chapter's activities in the previous academic year. These are regional awards, but winning them entitles the chapter to compete for highly competitive national awards. There are five awards are regional conferences and the chapter won three of those.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional co-ed fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. It is a fraternity for all College of Business majors. The fraternity aims 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.
Delta Sigma Pi chapters participate in or organizes several community service events throughout the year. For example, the UWF fraternity participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance [VITA] program with the United Way last year and will participate again this year. The VITA program provides tax assistance to low-incom individuals so that they do not utilize tax services that offer "immediate refunds" at a very high price to the client. The fraternity was involved both in distributing flyers in low-income neighborhoods and helping to organize the actual tax assistance. On Make a Difference Day (October 23, 2010) it will participate in a campus beautification project for Workman Middle School. The fraternity routinely helps the College of Business in a variety of activities. For example, during Spring 2010, it worked with other student organizations to complete a telephone survey of College of Business graduates for purposes of collecting data for SACS accreditation.
Dr. Gayle Baugh, Associate Professor, Management/MIS, has served as student advisor for the fraternity for more than 12 years.