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Installation vs. Reactivation

December 7, 2010

Welcome back to Terminology Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will blog about some commonly misused terms within the Fraternity. It’s our hope that you take some time to read, laugh, smile, and then use the information to alter your word choices, and the choices of those around you.

Last week, we explained what a colony is, but you may still be wondering what happens when that colony becomes a recognized Deltasig chapter. Is there a difference if a Delta Sigma Pi chapter had been on campus previously?

A reactivation occurs when a collegiate chapter forms on a campus where Delta Sigma Pi had already been founded and the chapter closed for any number of reasons. The new colony is making an effort to bring Deltasig back to campus and when reactivated, they will take the name of the inactive chapter. Our most recent reactivation was Psi Chapter at Wisconsin-Madison on March 13, 2010.

An installation is when the Deltasig chapter is the first to form on a campus. When the chapter is installed, their name will follow the order of the Greek alphabet. The most recent installation was just last weekend at Rho Sigma Chapter California-Santa Barbara on December 4.

Reactivations and installations help Deltasig grow and we welcome our new Brothers to the Fraternity! Please leave comments and ask questions to learn more about Delta Sigma Pi.

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