Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Nickname
Deltas, DST

Colors
Crimson and Cream

Flower
African Violet

Motto
Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom

Symbol
Fortitude

Chapter Name
Mu Phi

Values
Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service

Purpose

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 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 Thrust of:

  • Economic Development
  • Educational Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

Mission
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.

National Founding Date
January 13, 1913

Local Founding Date
February 14th, 1976

Examples of programs host or Philanthropy:

  • Delta House
  • Delta GEMS
  • Delta Research and Educational Foundation
  • Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital