Delta…what?! (DEI)

Delta Epsilon Iota. DEI. What is it? Sorority? Fraternity? Honor Society! As I heard about the abbreviation, I myself wondered about the name and decided to look into it. After all, I may just be in it one day.

DEI is a National Academic Honor Society with a career development focus. But what does that mean? Its members are given the opportunity to get an extra metaphorical foot in the door to build leadership and career development skills and and to increase networks and community service endeavors. This is a fabulous resumé builder here!

Photo taken from the Saint Rose chapter of DEI's Facebook.

Photo taken from the Saint Rose chapter of DEI’s Facebook.

How will you be able to join? If you are an undergraduate student with at least 30 semester hours and a minimum GPA of 3.3, or a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 you will automatically receive a letter of invitation to become a member during each year’s membership drive.  The membership drive for the 2013-2014 academic year is going on now!

Still not convinced to join? Take it from Laura Flynn, current Vice President of DEI, “Benefits of being a member include lifetime membership recognition, networking, and career development, scholarships and awards, opportunities for community service, opportunities for leadership roles, access to career resources locally and nationally, and honor regalia to be worn at graduation that separates them apart from others!”

Visit the DEI table in the EAC on October 10th from 11am to 2pm to learn more. Or go to the DEI national website and the local chapter site to learn about its relationship with Saint Rose.

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