Foundation of Delta Sigma Pi

Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University
Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University

Historical Context

The American Business fraternity was founded at New York University in 1907 by four undergraduates. Shown here are three of its original members Harold V. Jacobs, Alfred Moysello and Alexander F. Makay, the other was Henry A. Tienken.

From its beginnings its emphasis was on a broad membership in contrast to the most restrictive fraternities at the time, as well as scholarship and socializing.

In 1975 Delta Sigma Pi was the first business fraternity to admit female members.

Photo Info


Date taken: November 7, 1932
Location taken: New York City, New York, USA

Source: Delta Sigma Pi

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  • 1907-11-07 Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.

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