Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.
Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college-educated women.
This includes over 1000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
Physical and Mental Health
Political Awareness and Involvement
International Awareness and Involvement
For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org.
Osceola Macarthy Adams
Mary McCleod Bethune
Johnetta B. Cole
Keisha Knight Pulliam
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Mary Church Terrell
Brigadier General Hazel Johnson Brown
Ruby Dee Davis
I LOVE MY SISTER
With these hands, I cannot defile you,
They are to lift you,
With these words, I cannot demean you,
They are to encourage and comfort you,
With this strength I cannot destroy you,
It is to defend you,
The words of Lillian P. Benbow,
Past National President