National History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These women, in order to use their collective strength to further academic excellence and provide assistance to persons in need, established an organization which seeks to promote those very goals. In March of 1913, the founders performed their first public service event. It involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in the year 1930.

Currently, Delta Sigma Theta is the LARGEST female African- American Greek-lettered organization in the world. The Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has a membership of over 250,000 predominantly African American, college-educated women with 900 collegiate and alumnae chapters worldwide.