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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 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.
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 107 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 2017-2021 quadrennial 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2020
WASHINGTON – In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated announced today the launch of its new, political actionoriented 501(c)(4) organization, D4Women in Action: DST for African American Women for Political Power (“D4Women in Action”). Delta Sigma Theta is the first Black Greek letter organization to establish a 501(c)(4) organization. D4 Women in Action is not a PAC and cannot give money directly to candidates. The new entity will be used to enhance Delta’s political presence and build a pipeline to advance the status of Black women in politics.
D4Women in Action aims to amplify the fundraising efforts for potential Black women political candidates and build a network of qualified Black women candidates who are ready, willing, and capable to run for office or receive political appointments. The entity was founded to enhance and expand Delta Sigma Theta’s political presence, including by identifying critical issues in the Black community and increasing advocacy, education, economics, and power of Black women in the political process
|“Since its founding, Delta Sigma Theta has been a social-driven organization,” said National President &CEO Beverly E. Smith. “Over one hundred years ago, our Founders were among the thousands of women marching for voting rights. D4Women in Action honors those young women and opens their legacy to both members of Delta Sigma Theta and anyone who feels inspired by the cause.” Full Statement and Details|
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