The National Headquarters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is located in the historic Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. Established in 1953, the National Headquarters office facilitates the day-to-day activities of the Sorority under the leadership of the Executive Director. Delta Sigma Theta has the distinction of being the first Black Greek Letter Organization to establish a national headquarters property.
The original Delta Sigma Theta National Headquarters office was located at 1814 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC, and was the culmination of a long-held dream. The subject of purchasing a space was introduced as early as 1929 at the 11th National Convention. Deltas raised $31,000 for the purchase during a 1952 fundraising campaign, “Every Delta in the Delta House.” On April 6, 1953, Delta’s staff officially moved into the national headquarters location on M Street. The formal dedication was held one month later, and included a reception at the White House as the guests of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
By May 1954, an additional $37, 000 dollars was raised, and plans were made to burn the mortgage at the 1954 National Convention. Past National President Anna Johnson Julian said it best—the reality of a national headquarters “gave us a sense of really being a national organization. (It) provided the core from which we can reach out…everywhere in the country.”