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Fraternizing with a Fraternity: Delta Sigma Phi

By Jordan Ogren–
Delta Sigma Phi is one of two fraternities at Morningside College and members are always looking for new pledges. It is a great way to get involved on campus and meet new people.

“I wanted to be in a fraternity since before I came to college, because fraternities offer the opportunity to create deep meaningful connections with people similar to you. Connections that are sure to prove beneficial in both the emotional and professional areas,” DSP member Michael Stern said when asked why he joined a fraternity.

Stern added, “When deciding between Delta Sigma Phi and Acacia, a variety of factors weighed in on favor of DSP: the fact that I lived in the Plex, the fact that I knew more people already in this fraternity, but most importantly that they all seemed like really cool guys!”

What could a student gain from joining the Sigs? Students who join Greek organizations are statistically more satisfied with their college experience and earn higher grades than non-Greeks. Fraternity and sorority members are also more likely to stay and finish college.

“The Sigs offer a lot of leadership training, we have academic standards that help keep people on track, annual national events that allow people to interact with others from everywhere, formal dances and events, the list never ends!” said Sig President Johan Frafjord.

Delta Sigma Phi was established here at Morningside in 1956 and is the oldest fraternity on campus. The Delta Sigs are a proud and diverse group and remain active on campus year-round. Delta Sigs embrace brotherhood, service in the community, and scholarship.

“Every year we do ‘Sigs Stand Against Breast Cancer’ during homecoming week to raise money for breast cancer research. We also participate in Greek Week, Into the Streets, and a lot of other smaller events on campus,” added Frafjord.

“I feel I’ve gained a lot from joining Delta Sigma Phi, and even though this was just my first year, I have already had many meaningful experiences,” Stern continued. “I went with some of my brothers to a Leadership Conference in St. Louis, and of course the epic Halo tournaments we’ve had will not be forgotten.”

If you have any interest in joining Delta Sigma Phi, just talk to any member and they will be glad to help.