College of Business junior Hunter Weber is the Delta Sigma Pi Rocky Mountain Regional Collegian of the Year 2020. The announcement came during the fraternity’s national LEAD Conference, which was held virtually in February.
Weber is studying marketing, international business and natural resource global tourism, along with a French minor. Despite those academic demands, he had no problem fitting the professional business fraternity into his portfolio since pledging in 2018.
“I am most proud of the development that I have been able to see and work alongside throughout my semesters in the chapter,” Weber said. “I have been able to help completely switch our chapter’s culture to one that promotes success, inclusion, creativity and excellence.”
Competing against members of other chapters from the University of Northern Colorado, University of Denver, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Colorado Boulder, Weber earned the recognition for helping the chapter recover from a probationary term.
Leaning in to make a difference
Delta Sigma Pi’s Rocky Mountain Regional Vice President, Nick Rizzi, noted the amazing job Weber did as president of the chapter at CSU. “Hunter not only accepted but greatly leaned into the position,” Rizzi explained. “He worked with the fraternity’s national leadership and school guidance to ensure the chapter came out of this with shining colors and in a much better position.”
While serving as president, Weber established a new risk management chairperson. He brought the position to the attention of Delta Sigma Pi national hoping to create a recognized vice president position. Through that exchange, he was able to join the national task force for evaluating and updating the fraternity’s individual disciplinary policies and judiciary systems.
“It was a new challenge facing a probationary semester,” Weber said, “but with the help from our national officers, support from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the hard work from the members of our chapter, the process became clear and served as a learning, growing point for our chapter as a whole.”
A well rounded leader
Weber has also served as the chapter webmaster, vice president of chapter operations and delegate on voting matters. When the new president, Meghan Brozovich, started her term at the end of the Fall 2020 semester, Weber transitioned to vice president of pledge education.
“I’m invested in my chapter’s success because it’s been a place of comfort for me ever since my freshman year. I want that same experience for all members who join from now and way into the future,” Weber shared. “Being a first-generation student, I came in not knowing a thing about college or how to work through certain challenges. So I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to pledge this fraternity. Ever since that point, there has been a multitude of personal, connection and development opportunities. All of which have made me into the professional I am today.”
Outside of the fraternity, Weber serves the campus community as a leader for DECA, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and the Diversity and Inclusivity Club, while also working as a Residential Assistant.
“Hunter is a shining example of a well rounded leader that his peers can look up to,” Rizzi said. “We are excited to work with Hunter in the future and watch his career continue to flourish. He is very deserving of this award.”