DELTA SIGMA PI
The premier business fraternity
ALPHA DELTA CHAPTER
As the world's leading professional fraternity for men and women, Delta Sigma Pi develops principled business leaders for the future by providing a lifetime of opportunity for our members.
Since 1907, our values and mission have guided our commitment to scholarship, service and professionalism. Delta Sigma Pi members, who are as diverse as the business world, gain experiences in professionalism, leadership, ethics, and philanthropy.
This all leads to personal development and success—both in the business world and the civic realm. Delta Sigma Pi doesn’t just develop professionals; the Fraternity provides members with relationships, skills, and ideals necessary for them to make a significant impact wherever life leads.
Delta Sigma Pi is a lifetime commitment that has a lifetime of opportunities.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
A letter to my Brothers, Future brothers, Friends, and Neighbors. Welcome to the University of Nebraska Lincoln-Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi’s website. I am Matea Spyhalski, and I am honored and excited to serve as the President of Delta Sigma Pi for the 2021-2022 school year. I am humbled by the opportunity I get to represent such a dedicated group of individuals.
Our chapter is filled with amazing people who encourage each other and consistently amaze me with their intelligence, creativity, and love for their brothers and their community.
I initially interviewed for Delta Sigma Pi when I was a freshman in college, a new kid on campus who barely knew how to do her laundry, let alone be a young professional. I want to be transparent with you when I say that I was crushed when I did not receive a bid card after my interview. I will give applause to the brothers who made those hard decisions because I know that if I joined DSP, I am sure I wouldn’t be half the brother I am today.
After my first round of rejection, I made the difficult decision to apply again. I was extremely nervous about being in that situation again. Still, I was confident that I progressed far enough as a young professional to be an active and exceptional part of the organization.
The day that I got my bid card, I was ecstatic to get the opportunity to be a part of DSP. My first few weeks of pledging went terrific and were so fun getting to know my future brothers, the others in my pledge class, and the foundation of Delta Sigma Pi.
Around the last two weeks of my Pledge Program in March of 2020…. COVID caused an emergency initiation for my entire pledge class. We were initiated by 5 pm the day of campus closure and on our way home. Although sometimes I get sad about missing out on such a big part of becoming a brother, finishing out the pledge program with my fellow pledges, I did not let this deter me from becoming an active leader within DSP.
In my second semester of DSP, I served as fundraising chair on the executive team. The semester after that, I took on the role of Pledge Educator, and soon after that, I was nominated to become the President of DSP.
Through that long story, I am trying to say that I am so beyond grateful that I never gave up on becoming a brother. If I did, I wouldn’t get to know the fantastic people, have the best opportunities, and learn from our next generation of leaders.
Some of my best DSP memories stem from being in a leadership role within our chapter. Getting to guide pledges through their first experiences within DSP is something that I found so gratifying. Outside of my positions within DSP, I have also found some of the most incredible friends. People that I know will be lifelong supporters of me and my dreams.
I will say that without the support system that I found not only within DSP but within the College of Business through DSP, I am not sure that I would have been able to navigate college. College is a confusing and stressful time, and DSP and the people around me make it just a little less scary and a lot more fun.
Outside of the incredible bond that I have formed, I am also incredibly proud of our chapter's efforts for the community and those around us. Whether it be writing letters to veterans or walking around antelope valley park picking up trash, the brothers always strive to support our community in any way that we can. This transfers over into our philanthropic efforts too. Last year the brothers put together a cornhole tournament. I can say that it was honestly one of the most fun DSP events I have been to. It was fun to see the Pledges interact with the brothers and what business students don’t love a good competition!
I want to say thank you to my brothers and alumni. You constantly encourage me to be the best version of myself. Whether in school, work, or my social life, you all inspire me to dream big and persevere.
I also want to say hello to potential new brothers. I cannot wait to see your smiling faces, learn your names, hear about your life, and create a lifelong bond with you. The time you spend with the brothers of Delta Sigma Pi will be some of the best throughout your college career.
With the future of the pandemic being widely unknown, I cannot tell you how the next year will shape up. But I can tell you that regardless the brothers will continue to persevere, grow, encourage each other, and support the community.
See you around, and don’t be afraid to reach out with questions!
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