INTELLIGENCE IS THE TORCH OF WISDOM
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 200,000 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, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.
Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913
by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. performed their first public act. They participated in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was incorporated in 1930.
Welcome to the national website of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.! Founded in 1913 by 22 phenomenal trendsetters who saw no limit to their vision for sisterhood, scholarship and service. Delta's Founders stepped out on faith to march with the suffragettes and took a stand for social justice as their first public act. More than 105 years later we pride ourselves by following in the footsteps of our Founders and remain in the forefront of action as a voice for those in need.
With a 2017-19 biennial theme of "joy in our sisterhood, power in our voice and service in our heart," we welcome you to explore our website as we proudly share who we are and the principles for which we stand.
For Delta sorors this website is intended to support your needs as a member by providing basic tools and resources for the business of our sorority.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our online "home" and come again!
Beverly E. Smith
National President & CEO
Founders Day Message
- January 13, 2018
A Time of Profound Mourning: Passing of 14th National President Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq.
- January 12, 2018