Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years of Service


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrates 100 years of public service. Delta Sigma Theta is a private, nonprofit 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. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 13, 1913 by twenty two undergraduate students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; provide scholarships; provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.

The local centennial celebration will kick-off with an opening reception and exhibit at the Beach Institute, located at 502 East Harris Street, on Sunday, January 6, 2013at 3:00P.M. The monthlong exhibit (January 6-27, 2013) will highlight Savannah Alumnae Chapter’s programs, projects and initiatives implemented over the past seventy-five years.

The Founders Day Centennial Celebration will be held January 13, 2013 – 4:00P.M. at St. Philip AME Church (613 MLK, Jr. Blvd). Founders Day will initiate a series of events in Savannah celebrating Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 100 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service. Delta Nu Chapter (Savannah State University and Tau Alpha Chapter (Armstrong Atlantic State University) will participate in all of the local events. The public is invited to attend all of these events.

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