What is Delta?
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through establish programs in the local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominantly 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.
Twenty-two collegiate women on the campus of Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on January 13, 1913. 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 was incorporated in 1930.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization whose programs center around the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust
· Economic Development
· Educational Development
· International Awareness and Involvement
· Physical and Mental Health
· Political Awareness and Involvement
The Omicron Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on the campus of Elon College on May 9, 1981. Omicron Iota was the first Black Greek-letter organization at Elon University.