USD business fraternity selected top in country For the fifth year in a row, The University of South Dakota Alpha Eta chapter of the international business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi was selected as one of the top five chapters in the nation. Ahead of USD were University of Iowa, Ohio State University, University of Georgia and University of Illinois.
The criteria for the ranking were professionalism, student leadership and community involvement and services. Various activities such as fundraisers, community service events and guest speakers earned the fraternity points on a 100,000-point system, said 1999-2000 President Torrey Sundall of Kennebec.
Delta Sigma Pi chapter advisor Benno Wymar attributes the ranking to the chapter's officers and said the pressure is now on next year's officers and advisor to continue the high achievement. Leon Korte from the USD School of Business was selected as the new chapter advisor. Wymar retired from USD July 1.
"I think that this accomplishment is something to be proud of for both USD and even the state of South Dakota. It shows that our young people can do very well in competing with similar student organizations throughout the United States," Wymar said. "I suspect a lot of people assume you would have to attend an Ivy League school to have a chance of doing well. But we have shown, for the fifth year in a row, that we are as good as any of them. And that this happened again during my last year as advisor makes me feel even better."