Delta Sigma Theta History

It began as an idea which would ultimately set the standards for sisterhood and service. The idea was set into motion by twenty- two phenomenal women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 1913. They set in motion what would become Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. A sorority dedicated to the ideals of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Public Service. Our twenty two founders wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the founders involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a strong, diverse sisterhood with over 900 chapters located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Korea, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The ideas of our founders have endured the test of time and continue to be set in motion through the many programs sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. To further its public service goals, Delta operates under a Five Point Thrust.

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