Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Nickname: Deltas
Founded Nationally: January 13, 1913 at Howard University
Established at STJ: 1980
Chapter: Omicron Alpha (metro chapter with Queens College & York College)
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Membership Requirements: Must have a 2.5 GPA, show prior community service, and have 24 credits.
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On January 13, 1913 twenty-two women came together on the campus of Howard University to make an impact on the history of African American women that continues to be felt. Through their vision, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded to improve the status of African American women throughout the world. The vision was further extended in 1980 when the Omicron Alpha Chapter was chartered.

These twenty-two dynamic women felt it necessary to develop awareness and promote involvement in political issues that were affecting the community. Keeping that in mind, in March 1913, they marched in the Women's Suffrage, in which they were the only group of black women to participate.

Operating on its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, educational development and political awareness and involvement, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. stay abreast of major issues in order to provide education to our community.

Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit organization and is the largest black sisterhood in the world with a membership that exceeds 200,000 college-educated women. From Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne, to the late Betty Shabazz and Barbara Jordan, DELTAS are everywhere. With more than 950 chapters all over the world including Liberia, Japan, Germany, Korea and the Virgin Islands, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is dedicated to serving the community all over the globe.

Affiliation: Tutorial Services, Voter's Registration, A.I.D.S. Workshop and Seminar, Adult Illiteracy Programs, Just Say No To Drugs Campaign, Book Drives, Drug Mobile