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National History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two women, dedicated to scholarship, service and sisterhood.

 

We are an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding, more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

 

The major program are developed to ennoble the ideas of our sororities are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  • Economic Development

  • Educational Development

  • International Awareness and Involvement

  • Physical and Mental Health

  • Political Awareness and Involvement

 

For more information, visit our sororities national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org

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