Just two years after regaining chapter status on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus, the Delta Sigma Phi chapter at Missouri S&T recently received the fraternity’s highest honor.
Missouri S&T’s Delta Epsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Phi was one of seven chapters to receive the fraternity’s Pyramid of Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to undergraduate chapters that have demonstrated excellence in all areas of fraternity operations.
The national organization cited Missouri S&T’s chapter for completing nearly 700 hours of community service during the 2009-10 academic year. The S&T chapter was also credited for its members’ involvement in other organizations. Eighty-five percent of the Delta Sigma Phi members are also involved in other campus organizations, and 20 percent hold leadership positions in those outside organizations.
The original Delta Sigma Phi chapter at Missouri S&T was disbanded in the 1990s after losing its charter status. The fraternity was reorganized in 2006 as a colony and regained its charter in August 2008. In 2009, the fraternity moved into a new house, the Ramsey Building at Eighth and Rolla streets in downtown Rolla.
This fall, the fraternity has 36 active undergraduate members and 27 pledges. The fraternity adviser is Dr. Paul Hirtz, interim director of S&T’s Student Design and Experiential Learning Center and adjunct assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering.