Interested in Joining the Grand Council?

Would you like an opportunity to serve your Fraternity as a leader on the National level? Please see the information below to find out how you can submit your name for election to the Delta Sigma Phi Grand Council. Letters of intent must be submitted to the Executive Director no later than April 1st. 2020.

The elections will be held online starting Monday, June 1st with voting to remain open for 48 hours. Information regarding voting procedures will be distributing 30 days in advance of the election.

The Grand Council of Delta Sigma Phi serves as the board of directors of the Fraternity. Its primary responsibility is to ensure the future relevance, viability and prosperity of the Fraternity by engaging in the following activities:

  • Setting a long-term direction and vision and guiding the Fraternity towards the realization of that vision.
  • Performing strategic planning and analysis of the factors, forces and trends impacting the fraternity, the fraternal movement and American colleges and universities.
  • Establishing broad, Fraternity-wide policies.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the performance of the Executive Director.
  • Serving as the custodian of the Fraternity’s financial condition, the strength of its balance sheet and the investment of its assets. Also, the Grand Council is involved in overall financial planning as well as the approval and monitoring of the annual operating budget.
  • Being official representatives of the Fraternity in ceremonial and ritualistic roles and at various chapter and alumni events.

It is equally important to clarify what the Grand Council does not do:

  • Does not supervise the day-to-day operations of the Fraternity headquarters staff.
  • Does not deal directly with chapters and individual brothers on policy violations or disciplinary actions except in those instances specifically stipulated in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The Grand Council is composed of seven alumni members and two undergraduate members. The alumni members and one undergraduate member are elected at-large by the Biennial Convention of the Fraternity. The second undergraduate member is elected in even numbered (non-convention) years.

There is no specific regional representation on the Grand Council. The intent is to allow the delegates to choose the best and most capable men without a mandatory regard to geographic location. Grand Council members serve as volunteers and receive no compensation for their work for the Fraternity. They earn their living through their professional occupation. The Grand Council meets either in person or by teleconference a number of times per year.  In order to promote the perpetuation of Delta Sigma Phi, properly discharge his duties and effectively represent the Fraternity’s more than 90,000 living brothers, a Grand Council member must meet the basic requirements outlined in the Bylaws of the Fraternity and have the following desirable qualifications:

  • Be visionary and forward thinking.
  • Have a solid understanding of the needs and concerns of undergraduate and alumni members.
  • Be a positive, polished and professional representative of the Fraternity.
  • Possess a good comprehension of financial and liability related matters.
  • Have the time available to perform the expected duties.
  • Have a diversified and extensive combination of “real world” business, not-for-profit, management and leadership experience.
  • Demonstrate a pronounced devotion to Delta Sigma Phi through considerable participation and involvement as an alumnus and an undergraduate brother.

If you are interested in serving on the Grand Council as an undergraduate, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be an initiated member of the Fraternity;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education;
  • Be in good standing with the National Headquarters and the local chapter of which he is a member;
  • Have a grade point average equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Remain an undergraduate for at least one year from the date of election;
  • Submit a personal statement explaining why he wishes to fill the position of Undergraduate Member of the Grand Council;
  • Submit the above to the Executive Director by April 1st, 2020

Candidate statements should be emailed in PDF to no later than April 1st, 2020, or (if mailed) postmarked no later than March 13, 2020 and sent attention to:

Nominating Committee
c/o Phillip Rodriguez, Executive Director
2960 N. Meridian Street
Suite 190
Indianapolis, Indiana  46208

Should you any questions regarding the position or process of electing the undergraduate members of the Grand Council, please contact me at 317.634.1899 ext. 412 or via e-mail at

Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity seeks an outcomes-driven professional to serve as its Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement.


Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Headquarters
2960 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Start Date:

June/July 2019


Delta Sigma Phi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or national origin.


Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity seeks an outcomes-driven professional to serve as its Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement. This position will recruit and train chapter advisors, lead the development of volunteer training & onboarding, and the advisor’s role in supporting undergraduate chapters. The assistant director has a critical role in the forward progress of Delta Sigma Phi.


The Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement will be responsible for providing oversight and management of Delta Sigma Phi’s advisory initiatives. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create a holistic program for volunteer engagement including recruitment, placement, onboarding, recognition, evaluation, and continual training of Collegiate Chapter Advisory Board and Alumni Corporation Board members.
  • Implement strategies to increase the number of engaged advisors.
  • Develop and manage volunteer retention best practices.
  • Foster positive working relationships with volunteers, chapters, and all other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with headquarters staff and volunteers, to deliver a meaningful fraternity experience to undergraduate members through the engagement of local advisors.
  • Work alongside staff and volunteers to implement harm reduction strategies and educational programming.
  • Represent Delta Sigma Phi at local, regional or national events.


A bachelor’s degree with two or more years of professional or similar experience is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage both projects and people. Attendance at evening and weekend events as well as travel with a valid driver’s license is required. Membership in Delta Sigma Phi is not required. Delta Sigma Phi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual identity, or national origin.

Applications & Inquiries:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Victoria Stankus
Director of Fraternity Services

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority review given to applications received by May 27, 2019. Upon submission, please incorporate the position title into the email subject line.

Associate Director of Harm Reduction & Compliance

Delta Sigma Phi is looking for an Associate Director of Harm Reduction & Compliance at its Headquarters in Indianapolis. See the description below for details and application instructions.


Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Headquarters
2960 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Start Date:

Winter 2018/Spring 2019


$38,000 – $42,000 yearly


Delta Sigma Phi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or national origin.


The Associate Director will be an externally facing position that also supports the administration of the national Fraternity’s risk management initiatives. This staff member will assist with the implementation of the Fraternity’s harm reduction education platform, and develop member and volunteer centered resources aimed and creating a safe environment centered on the organization’s values. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Responsibility & Accountability. The position will work closely with undergraduate and alumni members, volunteers, host institution partners, insurance carriers, and Fraternity Headquarters staff to achieve organizational policy compliance and provide constituent support.


  • Coordinate and assess data, and provide feedback on the Fraternity’s harm reduction and responsibility initiatives to chapters and volunteers (including but not limited to the Fraternity’s Alcohol-Free Housing process, Greek Life Edu, and Responsibility & Accountability forms)
  • Oversee and drive the execution of chapter sanction metrics, providing real-time feedback to stakeholders.
  • In coordination with Headquarters staff, develop chapter and volunteer educational resources and workshops (including preventative risk management training for new chapters prior to the end of their first term of operation).
  • Collaborate with Membership Services to track risk management fees and dues
  • Assist the Membership Services Coordinator in the review and processing of expulsions
  • Assist in the investigation of and response to member- and chapter-related risk management incidents
  • Other duties as assigned


A bachelor’s degree with one to three years of professional or similar experience is required, as well as excellent written and verbal communications and organization skills. Experience with general liability insurance, student conduct administration, prevention education, risk management and/or housing in a higher education setting is preferred. Membership within Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity is strongly preferred.

In addition, the successful candidate will be one who is self-managing and able to adapt to new situations and environments quickly. Critical thinking, reasoning, facilitation, program management and analytical skills are necessary to execute the position well. Attendance at evening and weekend events, as well as some travel, is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and rapid adaptability to unfamiliar software is required.

Applications & Inquiries:

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

Aaron Noon
Director of Responsibility & Accountability

Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled; priority review will be granted to those applications received by January 15, 2019.

Delta Sigma Phi Search Committee has Named New Executive Director & CEO

(Indianapolis, September 18, 2018)— Delta Sigma Phi National President Jim Larson and the organization’s Grand Council have announced that Phillip Rodriguez, Illinois State ’03 will become the Executive Director of the Fraternity and Foundation, effective October 1, 2018.

“On Behalf of the Grand Council and the entire selection committee, I am pleased to welcome Phil as our next Executive Director,” said Larson, noting Rodriguez’s record of success within and outside of the Fraternity. “His history of working with stakeholders from all walks of life to deliver substantial change and vision will be a remarkable asset in our continued effort to serve as America’s leading Fraternity. He is a strategic and passionate leader and we are elated to have him join our team.”

Rodriguez most recently served as a senior executive at the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, overseeing the $1.4 billion agency and its $15 billion “Move Illinois” program. He previously worked in politics and government, managing multiple statewide campaigns and administrations in Illinois. In 2015, he guided a newly-appointed state Comptroller through a nationally unprecedented state budget impasse.

He later served as Deputy Chief of Staff and senior advisor to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, overseeing all operations and public engagement.

“I am beyond humbled and honored to lead Delta Sigma Phi in its next chapter,” said Rodriguez, who will become the twelfth Executive Director in the organization’s 119 year history. “I want to thank both the Grand Council for this opportunity and our outgoing Executive Director Patrick Jessee for his service and relentless commitment to our great organization. Over the years I have seen firsthand the incredible opportunities that Delta Sigma Phi provides to young men, alumni and the communities we live in. I am eager and excited to work with the Grand Council and our entire organization to share the remarkable stories of our membership changing lives across the globe.”

Rodriguez has been active with Delta Sigma Phi since 2003. He has served in multiple roles, beginning as President of his Chapter at Illinois State University and continuing throughout his professional career. Phil served as Epsilon Omega’s Alumni Corporation Board President, President of the Chicagoland Alumni Association and has served on numerous committees and tasks forces for the organization. He has also been an active member of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation where he has been an 1899 Society member and active fundraiser for the Fraternity.

Rodriguez currently resides in Naperville, IL with his wife, Cami — who he lavaliered in 2004— and their two young children, Noelle and Dennis. The family will be moving to Indianapolis this fall. After October 1, Rodriguez can be reached at You can follow him on social media on Facebook and Instagram.

1899 Society Reaches New Heights

We are overwhelmed to announce that for the 3rd year in a row, the number of members in the 1899 Society has grown. We are now going strong with 305 members, each who have donated at least $1,000 to the Foundation. The core group of donors has been the driving force behind it all.

It’s been an incredible year – all thanks to our very generous donors.

At the end of June, Delta Sigma Phi wrapped up the 2018 fiscal year. Over the past 12 months, we’ve had some incredible moments. It’s truly been a fantastic year for the Foundation! We owe all of that success to you, our most loyal supporters.

We have some exciting plans for this new fiscal year, like the new monthly giving program: the Insula Society. Keep your eyes open for more as we roll into a new year together. Thank you to each and every donor for their generous support.

You can keep the support moving forward and help Delta Sigma Phi reach even further. Join The 1899 Society today!

Announcing our Executive Search

Delta Sigma Phi’s Executive Director & CEO, Patrick Jessee, will be resigning from his position at the end of 2018. We cannot thank him enough for his dedication, forward thinking, and drive for pursuing our mission of Building Better Men.

Like other executive directors before Patrick, you don’t replace the person, but you do try to fill the shoes they wore. We are committed to finding an individual that can fulfill the responsibilities of this demanding role in a manner that continues to drive us toward our Vision 2025 goals.

The executive search committee is actively seeking an empowered, progressive leader with a steadfast dedication to maintaining our member-focused, mission-driven organization. This individual should be collaborative, dedicated, and a staunch advocate for fraternity life. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the position profile available here. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest and fit for the position by July 15, 2018, to

We’re excited for Patrick as he pursues his next adventure. We know our next Executive Director is out there right now.

Delta Sigma Phi Welcomes Brittany Ankeny-Dooley, Assistant Director of Educational Programs

Delta Sigma Phi would like to welcome Brittany Ankeny-Dooley as our new Assistant Director of Educational Programs.

Brittany Ankeny-Dooley recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Higher Education and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Missouri State University. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the North-American Interfraternity Conference as a Coordinator of IFC Services where she supported and educated 250 Interfraternity Councils across the country. Before joining the NIC, Ankeny-Dooley served as a Leadership Consultant for her organization, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Brittany remains an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, serving as the Team Leader for the Sorority’s National Recruitment Revitalization Project Team and also serves as an NPC Non-Delegate Area Advisor.

As Assistant Director of Educational Programs, Ankeny-Dooley will work alongside professional staff and volunteers to design curriculum and administer educational projects relevant to the organization’s strategic plan, including management of The LAMP, Delta Sigma Phi’s online learning platform, as well as our four premiere “brick and mortar” educational programs. Welcome!


Divyesh Jevtani Appointed to Grand Council

Divyesh Jevtani, Illinois State University ’01, has accepted an appointment as a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Grand Council, effective January 1, 2018. Brother Jevtani’s appointment fills a vacancy left by John Knowles, Western Michigan University ’99, who resigned effective December 31, 2017.

Jim Larson, National President of Delta Sigma Phi, said, “We are indebted to Brother Knowles, who has been a dedicated member of the Grand Council for 5 years. He felt it necessary to resign his position at this time because of family commitments and increasingly challenging professional endeavors, and he will be missed on the Grand Council.”  Brother Knowles has served on the Grand Council since 2013 and has previously held many national-level volunteer positions within the Fraternity. President Larson cites Brother Knowles’ tireless work over his two decades of volunteerism, “…as an example for all Delta Sigs to emulate.”

“I reflect in awe of the experiences and cherished memories that will enrich my life forever because of Delta Sigma Phi, and am truly grateful.” said Knowles, on his 18+ years serving Delta Sigma Phi as a volunteer.

Brother Jevtani serves as the Americas Region Communications Senior Manager for Deloitte and lives in the Greater New York City area. He brings strategic and operational communications expertise and a passion for Building Better Men to the Grand Council. His professional background will add to the Grand Council’s collective knowledge as the Fraternity continues to expand and enhance its channels for members to be engaged and to provide feedback and perspective on their fraternal experience.

According to Brother Larson, “Divyesh will bring another level of professional expertise, generational insight, and regional perspective to the Fraternity’s leadership team. His experience in the area of communications will be invaluable for us as we improve our understanding of what our undergraduate brothers and alumni want and need. I expect him to add immeasurably to our “Voice of the Customer” initiative.  As a participant of the Fraternity’s undergraduate training programs, Divyesh is a tremendous testament as to why we continue to invest in and reinforce our commitment to Build Better Men.”

“Our vision is to develop strong leaders, build stronger chapters, and become America’s leading Fraternity,” said Patrick Jessee, Executive Director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi. “We are excited to have Divyesh join the Grand Council, and see his Fraternity experience come full circle. Divyesh was an active undergraduate brother, serving on the Undergraduate Advisory Committee as the Central Region representative, attending national conventions, participating in several Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs), and graduating from our distinguished learning program – Leadership Institute. Not only was he able to take those experiences back to his chapter as an undergraduate, but he is now in a position to leverage his experiences and help us strengthen our Fraternity.” Brother Jevtani is also a founding member of the New York City Alumni Association and has volunteered at the Northeast RLA, The Summit, and Leadership Institute.

“I am honored to be appointed as a member of the Grand Council and grateful for the opportunity to continue to pay my debt to the Fraternity“ said Jevtani, “and I am excited to serve as the first alumni Millennial and bring new perspectives to the Grand Council.”

Per the Constitution of Delta Sigma Phi, his appointment will run until August 2019 when the biennial Grand Council elections will be held at the Fraternity’s National Convention, to be held in Kansas City.

You can learn more about Brother Jevtani on his LinkedIn profile.

Kristin Fouts Joins Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sigma Phi is pleased to share that Kristin Fouts will be joining the National Headquarters team on November 30, as Director of Educational Initiatives.

Kristin has a wealth of experience with assessment and curriculum development. Kristin will be transitioning from the North American Interfraternity Conference, where she has lead the Coalition Assessment Project and assisted with the trade association’s educational programs. Prior to the NIC, Kristin worked in Student Leadership Engagement and F/S Life at Wichita State and Western Michigan University.

Kristin joined the NIC staff in 2011 as the Director of the Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Assessment Project. Over three years she tripled the number of campus visits for the Project’s program review service. With the NIC’s transition in 2015, she assumed responsibility for educational program logistics, including recruiting, training and placing volunteers/Lead Facilitators and supporting campus hosts, coordinating the Annual Meeting and annual awards process, and collecting and managing industry-wide academic data and NIC member survey information.

As Director of Educational Initiatives, Kristin will be overseeing the execution of the Fraternity’s educational framework, developing an organization wide strategy on data and assessment, and leading the Fraternity’s Transition Experience.


2017-2018 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Cameron Cruz, Texas State University
  • Bryant Hovest, The Ohio State University
  • Charlie Tancula, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Taylor Brimer , Texas State University
  • Brandon Evanich , Stetson University
  • Abraham Ramirez , University of Los Angeles
  • Daniel Roth , University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
  • Nathan Wofford, Texas State University
  • Nanhao Chen, Transylvania University
  • Ryan Gallus, Iowa State University
  • Ronald Geho, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Alex Lambert, Miami University
  • Samuel Anderson, University of Utah
  • Brandon Fulwiler, University of California, Irvine
  • John Henderson, Transylvania University
  • Alex Horowitz, The University of Alabama
  • Luke Bakies , Miami University
  • Daniel Cooper , Transylvania University

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Suraj Rama, University of Kentucky
  • Joseph Becker, University of Virginia
  • Joseph Lindsey, Transylvania University
  • Daniel Martin, Transylvania University
  • Gurvikram Boparai, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Coleman, Binghamton University
  • Carl Agner, Transylvania University
  • Eric Joseph de Lara, Loyola Marymount University
  • Fernando Gonzalez Lesniak, Saint Cloud State University
  • John Hann, University of Georgia
  • Peter Trombly, University of Virginia
  • Justin Kiesel, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis
  • Zamin Raza, The George Washington University
  • Bryan Stinson, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Nick Johnston , Duke University

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Chanslor Gallenstein, Transylvania University
  • Scott McCormick, University of Michigan
  • Garrett Wilkinson, Kansas State University
  • Spencer Stucky, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obipso
  • Daryl Swartzentruber, Transylvania University
  • Brendan Collins, Indiana
  • Sam Finn, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • William Janousek, University of Georgia
  • Braxton Palmer, Arizona State University
  • Daniel Dunn, University of Missouri

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,500 for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Michael Rafo, Eastern Michigan University
  • Christian Soares, University of Kentucky
  • Nick Bouzianis, Kansas State University
  • Andrew Talamantes, San Jose State University
  • Stephen Johnson, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Leonard, The Ohio State University
  • Brenton Novit, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Simen Omholt-Jensen, Duke University
  • Ethan Perkins, The University of Georgia
  • Vincenzo Volpe, Case Western Reserve University

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • Cam Mosleey, Duke University
  • Mason Rodriguez, Texas Wesleyan University
  • George Winsten, Stetson University
  • Tommy McRae, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Nikhil Patil, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Potter, University of Kentucky
  • Mateo Villa, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Filips, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ryan Gilbert, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Brewer , Eureka College