Our Sorority

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) is a, not-for-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.

Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Osceola Macarthy AdamsEdna Brown ColemanPauline Oberdorfer MinorEthel Carr Watson
Marguerite Young AlexanderJessie McGuire DentVashti Turley MurphyWertie Blackwell Weaver
Winona Cargile AlexanderFrederica Chase DoddNaomi Sewell RichardsonMadree Penn White
Ethel Cuff BlackMyra Davis HemmingsMamie Reddy Rose Edith Motte Young
Bertha Pitts CampbellOlive C JonesEliza Pearl Shippen 
Zephyr Chisom CarterJimmie Bugg MiddletonFlorence Letcher Toms 

This includes 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:

For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org