Delta Sigma Phi knows that leadership is not confined to those who serve our organization as a chapter officer or committee chairman. Every Delta Sig is capable of making a positive impact our Fraternity, on his campus and in his community. We strive to be Better Men, building Better Lives for all.

A New RLA Experience!

Our Regional Leadership Academy has been a big part of our yearly leadership training. After reviewing feedback from attendees and volunteers at past events, we developed a brand new RLA experience, launched during the 2016-17 school year.

The new Regional Leadership Academy is a series of three, single-day, regionally-based, rotational programs that infuse the Delta Sigma Phi Ritual into the educational experience. The purpose of the RLA is to provide a holistic educational experience centered on the development of strong character and critical thinking skills. Each program in the rotational series is able to stand alone. However, over the course of three years, each region will receive all three pieces of the full RLA program, providing a broader educational opportunity for repeat attendees.

For example, region X will get program 1 this year, program 2 the following year, and program 3 after that. This new format will give brothers ample reason to return on following years. It also creates more time to dig deeper into the materials present in each program.

This year brings more than format changes. We are adding a new Ritual component to the program that delves further into the intricacies of the ritual itself.

Let’s take a quick look into each of the three new programs we are rolling out this year.

Program 1-Communication
The purpose of this program is to increase members’ confidence in communicating with each other, as well as the outside world. Participants use critical thinking skills to adapt their communication style to varying audiences and circumstances. They will recognize that Men of Courage are able to communicate effectively, speak openly about their beliefs, and assert themselves when necessary without giving in to aggression.

Program 2-Challenge
The purpose of this program is to introduce participants to the concept of Challenging the Process. Members will be taught to recognize the need to think critically when planning an event or making a decision. They will be able to identify unethical situations and recommend alternative solutions. Participants will gain confidence in not only challenging their peers, but being Men of Action to create positive change.

Program 3-Professional Development
The purpose of this program is to equip our members with the tools to build a successful future for themselves. During the course of this program participants will think critically about their future plans and set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely goals for themselves. Participating members will practice networking and identify what qualities that they wish to seek in a mentor. Participants will understand and begin the process of building a personal Board of Trustees. Members will connect being a Man of Excellence with setting and achieving goals, as well as building meaningful personal and professional relationships with others.

Chapter Size Minimum RLA Participants
30 Men or Fewer 5+ Participants
31 to 60 Men 10+ Participants
60 Men or More 15+ Participants

All undergraduate members are invited to attend, especially our emerging leaders. These could be men who just joined the Fraternity, sophomores who are looking to take on an Executive Board or other leadership position, newly elected leaders, or older members looking to get more involved with the Fraternity.

Questions? Contact education@deltasig.org or (317) 634.1899.

Spring 2018 RLA Schedule

Please note that an asterisk denotes that the RLA is still tentative. * indicates tentative hosts/dates.

February 17, 2018 at Duke University:

Alpha Delta – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alpha Epsilon – Duke University
Delta Omicron – Western Carolina University
Epsilon Phi – East Carolina University
Eta Rho – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Iota Lambda – Appalachian State University
Kappa Delta – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Methodist University
Zeta Omega – University of North Carolina Wilmington

February 17, 2018 at TBD*:

Alpha Gamma – Georgia Institute of Technology
Alpha Nu – Oglethorpe University
Iota Alpha – Georgia College and State University
Iota Mu – Kennesaw State University
Iota Xi – USC Aiken
Lander University
Theta Chi – University of Georgia
Theta Omega – Georgia Southern University
Theta Psi – Shorter University
Theta Mu – University of Kentucky
Zeta Chi – University of Alabama, Birmingham

March 3, 2018 at Texas State University – San Marcos:

Eta – University of Texas at Austin
Gamma Xi – University of North Texas
Wesleyan – Texas Wesleyan University
Tyler – University of Texas at Tyler
Commerce – University of Texas at Commerce
Theta Eta – Texas State University
Zeta Pi – University of Louisiana at Monroe

March 24, 2018 at University of Michigan:

Alpha Eta – Ohio Northern University
Alpha Pi – Michigan State University
Alpha Tau – Albion College
Alpha Theta – University of Michigan
Epsilon Tau – Grand Valley State University
Eta Kappa – University of Michigan – Dearborn
Gamma Tau – Eastern Michigan University
Tau – Hillsdale College

April 7, 2018 at University of Maryland College Park:

Alpha Sigma – University of Maryland, College Park
Beta – Columbia University
Epsilon – Penn State University
Alpha Mu – University of Virginia
Gamma Chi – Drexel University
Iota Delta – James Madison University
George Washinton University
Theta Lambda – Dickinson College
Theta Sigma – La Salle University
Delta Nu – Edinboro University

April 14, 2018 at UCLA:

Beta Gamma – UCLA
Beta Psi – Arizona State University
Delta Mu – Loyola Marymount University
Epsilon Pi m- Woodbury University
Eta Beta – California State University, San Bernardino
Gamma Alpha – San Diego State University
UCI – University of California University
Chapman University
San Marcos University

April 21, 2018 at University of Missouri:

Alpha Upsilon – Kansas State University
Beta Alpha – Iowa State University
Beta Beta – University of Missouri
Delta Epsilon – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Epsilon Lambda – Northwest Missouri State University
University of Iowa
Zeta Nu – Missouri State University

April 28, 2018 at Washington State University*:

Gamma Delta – Washington State University
Gamma Iota – University of Idaho
Iota Theta – Boise State University
Theta Rho – University of Oregon