National Headquarters Staff to work remotely in response to COVID-19.
Please review the information related to National Headquarters operating status.


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. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The Sorority has over 900 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, the Arabian Gulf, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Virgin Islands.

Image of Lady Fortitude at Howard University

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

Beverly E. Smith

National President & CEO

26th National President Beverly E. Smith


Members Initiated





AWARDED (since July 2019)



Card image cap

Delta has partnered up with WW (formerly Weight Watchers) for a MEMBERS ONLY exclusive program.

Embedded in our oath is the charge to practice self-care, because even our Founders knew the importance of well women in society. DeltaCare is a call to action for all members of the sorority to practice the ethic of self-care through three components: physical wellness, mental and emotional wellness, and awareness and advocacy. In January 2020, we launched a partnership with WW (formerly Weight Watchers) to support the wellness goals of our membership. WW has created content and programming specifically for Delta Sigma Theta members to help develop healthier habits. Using our sisterhood as a support system and the resources of WW we can meet our goals for a healthier membership because when Deltas are well, all is well.


We are committed to helping Sorors live healthier!

  • Unlock your custom myWW™ plan: A personal assessment focuses on your eating habits and preferences, and tailors a weight-loss plan for your lifestyle.
  • Eat what you love—but smarter: SmartPoints® system is personalized for your age, height, weight, and sex to help you lose weight while still eating what you love.
  • Access exclusive features: Such as the award-winning app that features a food and activity tracker, barcode scanner, thousands of restaurant foods, and more to make reaching your goals simpler than ever.

Learn More