Welcome to the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
Welcome to the official website of the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Please feel free to browse the website and learn about our prestigious organization here at Binghamton University. Delta Sigma Pi is a Co-ed professional business fraternity that brings students of similar interests to one place. In our fraternity, students foster a life long brotherhood and help each other in achieving the foremost level of commercial standards. We are Binghamton’s oldest and largest Professional Fraternity, with the greatest number of alumni. With over 900 alumni now in the workforce… we’ve got connections!
The Purpose of Delta Sigma Pi
"Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; 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."
History of the Kappa Lambda Chapter
On March 25, 1980, a group of business students led by graduate business students Joseph Krupka and Leon S. Niles held their first meeting to form a local co-ed fraternity. In the weeks that followed, a chapter was written up, funds were raised and officers were elected. The two founders, Joe Krupka and Leon S. Niles, were both alumni Delta Sigma Pi Brothers from the Epsilon Lambda Chapter at the Rochester Institute of Technology. On May 2, 1980, the first members of Sigma Mu Beta were initiated as Brothers. There were 20 charters of Sigma Mu Beta.
The major objective of Sigma Mu Beta at that time was to become a chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Many requirements had to be met, including Financial, Membership, Community Service, and Professional requirements. Sigma Mu Beta completed all of its requirements, including initiating 43 new brothers. The final requirement was to submit a petition for charter to Delta Sigma Pi. The petition was accepted by Delta Sigma Pi on December 23, 1980.
Much planning and time went into the installation and the banquet following it. On February 28, 1981, Sigma Mu Beta became the Kappa Lambda Chapter. We were the 196th chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, and the first new chapter in the Eastern Region in 10 years. The Kappa Lambda Chapter had 52 initiates, including 48 undergraduate Brothers and 4 faculty Brothers.
Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi are heavily involved in campus activities through leadership and participation in various and diverse student organizations, student government, and employment activities. In addition, don’t be surprised if you find a few brothers TA-ing for some of your courses or helping you in the School of Management Advising Office. Both the SOM Administration and Faculty are very familiar with our brothers because they know we’ll never hesitate to lend a hand.
Kappa Lambda Awards and Recognition
Our chapter has taken home several awards from our Grand Chapter Congress, including but not limited to:
Chapter of Excellence (2014) (2018)
Chapter of Recognition (2017) (2011)
Regional Award - Outstanding Service Award for a Collegiate Chapter (2017)
Regional Award - Outstanding Alumni Relations Award for a Collegiate Chapter (2017) (2014) (2013) (2011)
Regional Award - R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award (2016) (2015) (2014)
Regional Award - Outstanding Financial Operations Award for a Collegiate Chapter (2015))
Regional Award - Outstanding Scholastic Development Award for a Collegiate Chapter (2015))
National Award - Outstanding Professional Activities for a Collegiate Chapter (2013)
Regional Award - Most Improved Collegiate Chapter (2011))
Regional Chapter of the Year (2009)