About Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students 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 Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.
To learn more about our illustrious sorority, please visit our National Headquarters' website.
About Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter
The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 14, 1949. The new chapter was named the Delta Gamma Sigma Chapter but was not organized until February 11, 1950. The first meeting was held at the Third Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn YWCA. Delta Gamma Sigma Chapter was renamed Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter in 1957.
At the time of the first meeting, twenty dedicated and committed Brooklyn Deltas came together to receive the chapter's Charter which was presented to Soror Catherine T. Alexander, Chapter President, by Soror Muriel Johnson Jenkins, National Officer. Present to extend greetings was National President, Soror Dorothy I. Height, Soror Founder Ethel Cuff Black and other visiting sorors.
These twenty committed women organized programs to enhance the educational and cultural life in the Brooklyn Community.
Over the past 65 years, the Chapter has diligently pursued the development of programs based on Delta's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, awarding over $300,00.00 in college scholarships, sponsoring Black College Fairs, and annual overnight Teen Lift Tours to historically Black colleges and universities, encouraging reading through School America, fostering science, mathematics, and technology with the SEE program and supporting Black businesses. We have provided support to schoolchildren in Sierra Leone and Ghana and supported other International Awareness projects in Haiti, Central and South America, Grenada, and Ethiopia. The Chapter's Poetry Slam provides a public speaking forum for young people while the Black Book Fair provides local and nationally known authors and publishers the opportunity to bring the written word to our community. Brooklyn's youth are further supported by the EMBODI and GEMS programs for boys and girls, respectively.
Delta Sigma Theta is a non-profit organization. No part of the Sorority's activities shall be for propaganda purposes or otherwise attempting to influence legislation in a lobbying role. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. conducts all of its activities in accordance with the rules that govern organizations whose tax status is 501(c)(7). For more information visit: www.deltasigmatheta.org.