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 and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 250,000 predominantly Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 950 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 Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 undergraduate women at Howard University.
Our 22 Illustrious Founders
Osceola Macarthy Adams Jimmie Bugg Middleton
Marguerite Young Alexander Pauline Oberdorfer Minor
Winona Cargile Alexander Vashti Turley Murphy
Ethel Cuff Black Naomi Sewell Richardson
Bertha Pitts Campbell Mamie Reddy Rose
Zephyr Chisom Carter Eliza P. Shippen
Edna Brown Coleman Florence Letcher Toms
Jessie McGuire Dent Ethel Carr Watson
Frederica Chase Dodd Wertie Blackwell Weaver
Myra Davis Hemmings Madree Penn White
Olive Jones Edith Motte Young
Thank You, Sorors.