Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (DST) currently sponsors several programs designed to promote the development of young girls and boys. These include, but are not limited to, Delta GEMS (GEMS), Delta Academy (Academy), and EMBODI (collectively youth initiatives). The youth initiatives are supervised by Delta's National Program Planning and Development Committee, but implemented through alumnae Chapters, sometimes with the participation of collegiate Chapters. Generally, each Chapter administers the youth initiatives through committees, which are responsible for oversight of these programs.
In 2011, the National Program Planning and Development Committee formulated the Risk Management Manual. Based on foundational principles and practices, this document still serves as a mechanism to promote effective risk management practices, ethical conduct, and accountability. Delta chapters will now be able to provide to all volunteers a vetted background screening company that can provide background check clearance for all Delta volunteers.
Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Central Region Risk Management Background Screening
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Germany, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix and St. Thomas)
Eastern Region Risk Management Background Screening
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), and the Republic of Korea
Farwest Region Risk Management Background Screening
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Province of Ontario
Midwest Region Risk Management Background Screening
North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Bermuda
South Atlantic Region Risk Management Background Screening
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Bahamas
Southern Region Risk Management Background Screening
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Jamaica
Southwest Region Risk Management Background Screening