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.

Revamped for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!

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 are excited to announce a brand new RLA experience for the 2016-2017 academic 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 Lynsy Karrick, Assistant Director of Education, at karrick@deltasig.org or (317) 634.1899 ext. 488.

Spring 2017 RLA Schedule

Please note that an asterisk denotes that the RLA is still tentative.

February 18, 2017 at Kennesaw State University:

Alpha Gamma – Georgia Institute of Technology
Alpha Nu – Oglethorpe University
Beta Kappa – University of Alabama
Iota Alpha – Georgia College and State University
Iota Mu – Kennesaw State University
Kappa – Auburn University
Theta Chi – University of Georgia
Theta Mu – University of Kentucky
Theta Omega – Georgia Southern University
Theta Psi – Shorter University
USC-Aikin – University of South Carolina Aikin
Zeta Chi – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Young Harris – Young Harris College

February 25, 2017 at Loyola Marymount University:

Beta Gamma – University of California, Los Angeles
Beta Psi – Arizona State University
Delta Mu – Loyola Marymount University
Epsilon Pi – Woodbury University
Eta Beta – California State University, San Bernardino
UC-Irvine – University of California, Irvine
Epsilon Rho – California Polytechnic State University
Eta Chi – New Mexico State University

February 25, 2017 at UNC, Charlotte:

Alpha Delta – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alpha Epsilon – Duke University
Alpha Mu – University of Virginia
Delta Omicron – Western Carolina University
Epsilon Phi – East Carolina University
Eta Rho – University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Iota Delta – James Madison University
Iota Lambda – Appalachian State University
Kappa Delta – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lander – Lander University
Methodist – Methodist University
Rho – North Carolina State University
Theta Epsilon – Wingate University
UNC-G – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Zeta Omega – University of North Carolina, Wilmington

March 4, 2017 at Rockhurst University, Kansas City:

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
Zeta Nu – Missouri State University

March 25, 2017 at Texas Wesleyan University:

Eta – University of Texas at Austin
Gamma Xi – University of North Texas
Theta Eta – Texas State University
Theta Upsilon – Texas A&M University
Texas Wesleyan – Texas Wesleyan University
Zeta Zeta – Texas Tech University
Zeta Pi – University of Louisiana at Monroe

April 1, 2017 at Eastern Michigan University:

Alpha Eta – Ohio Northern University
Alpha Pi – Michigan State University
Alpha Theta – University of Michigan
Alpha Tau – Albion College
Epsilon Tau – Grand Valley State University
Eta Kappa – University of Michigan – Dearborn
Gamma Tau – Eastern Michigan University
Tau – Hillsdale College
Iota Gamma – Indiana University South Bend
Epsilon Delta – University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Eta Omicron – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

April 8, 2017 at University of Utah:

Delta Lambda – Utah State University
Gamma Iota – University of Idaho
Iota Kappa – University of Utah
Iota Theta – Boise State University

April 22, 2017 at LaSalle University:

Alpha Sigma – University of Maryland, College Park
Beta – Columbia University
Epsilon – Penn State University
Eta Eta – Rochester Institute of Technology
Gamma Chi – Drexel University
Gamma Zeta – Rutgers University
George Washington – George Washington University
Iota Beta – Binghamton University
Theta Kappa – SUNY Oswego
Theta Lambda – Dickinson College
Theta Sigma – La Salle University
Theta Theta – University of Hartford
Iota Nu – SUNY Plattsburgh

Fall 2016 RLA Schedule

If you cannot find your chapter below, it will be assigned to a Spring 2017 RLA.

September 24, 2016 at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse:

Beta Pi – Michigan Tech
Epsilon Beta – UW-Oshkosh
Epsilon Delta – UW-Plattville
Epsilon Iota – UW-La Crosse
Eta Omicron – UW-Eau Claire
Zeta Xi – St. Cloud State University
Eta Alpha – MSOE

October 1, 2016 at University of Central Florida:

Alpha Chi – Stetson University
FIU – Florida International University
Iota Epsilon – University of Central Florida

October 15, 2016 at University of California, Berkeley:

Beta Nu – Fresno State University
Epsilon Rho – Cal Poly
Gamma Epsilon – San Jose State University
Hilgard – UC-Berkeley

October 29, 2016 at Delta Sigma Phi HQ, Indianapolis:

Beta Iota – Wittenberg
Delta Delta – Purdue University
Beta Mu – Transylvania University
Iota Eta – IUPUI
Iota Psi – Indiana
Iota Zeta – Miami of Ohio

November 5, 2016 at Millikin University:

Alpha Lambda – Millikin University
Bradley – Bradley University
Epsilon Kappa – Loyola University
Zeta Lambda – Rose-Hulman
Eta Upsilon – Indiana State
Alpha Alpha – University of Illinois
Zeta Upsilon – Eureka College

November 12, 2016 at Denver, CO – AlloSource:

Eta Chi – New Mexico State University
Gamma Upsilon – South Dakota School of Mines
UCB – UC-Boulder
Zeta Kappa – Northern Colorado

November 13, 2016 at Case Western Reserve University:

Alpha Iota – Ohio State University
Delta Omega – Cleveland State University
Gamma Rho – Gannon University
Iota Iota – Case Western Reserve
Omega – University of Pittsburgh
Sigma – Theil College