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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. History


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


On January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded at Howard University by 22 Black, collegiate women seeking to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need.  As such, these visionary women created a dynamic membership organization dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, sisterhood, and service, and addressing prevailing social issues.  Today, this sisterhood comprised largely of Black college-educated women stands at more than 300,000 representing over 1,000 chapters nationally and internationally with a focus on issues that primarily challenge the Black community.  Working to establish programs in local communities worldwide, the Sorority embraces five dominant areas:  economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.

Mission Statement

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is 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.

About Us

  • Kicking Off the Summer With Esports
    Sat, Jun 17
    Kicking Off the Summer With Esports
    Jun 17, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Bowie, 15301 Hall Rd, Bowie, MD 20721, USA
    Do you have a young person who loves to play Super Mario, Madden or NBA 2k? If so, join our Science and Everyday Experiences (S.E.E.) committee to kick off the summer with esports and STEM activities.
  • 10th Annual Hybrid 5K Run/Walk
    Sat, Jun 24
    10th Annual Hybrid 5K Run/Walk
    Jun 24, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Springfield, 6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151, USA
    On June 24, 2023, join the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. for our 10th Annual Hybrid 5K Run/Walk and Community Day at the St. James Sports, Health, Fitness, and Entertainment Complex or virtually at any location!
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