Delta Sigma Theta

Sorority, Inc.





At the birth of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Jan. 13, 1913 at Howard University, twenty-two dynamic founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavors and community service. Our founders demonstrated a vital concern in the need for black women to be politically aware and involved. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest black women’s organization in the world with a membership that exceeds over 230,000 educated college Sorors.

Over the years Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has become defined as a sisterhood based on public service. Delta has established a long and glorious history of educational, political, cultural, and social service in the public’s interest. To further its goal, the sorority’s programs surround five core areas, which is known as our “Five Point Thrust”: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Political Awareness and Involvement, and Physical and Mental Health.

As an organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has traditionally addressed the issues of the time. Our courageous founders were the only group of black women to participate in the Women’s Suffrage March on March 26, 1913. This historic act was the first of many dedicated service projects. Current National Projects include Delta Habitat for Humanity, School America, Summit III: Preparing Our Sons for Manhood, Delta Alcohol, Drug Abuse and AIDS Community Education Project(ADACE).

Sustained by the bonds of sisterhood, the challenges, and success of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will continue to make history through every member’s unique contribution of skill and spirit. The antiquity of DST is long, prestigious, and rich in heritage.