Forward with Fortitude: Engaging Our Sisterhood, Empowering Our Communities, Elevating Our Impact.

Greetings sorors, strategic partners, friends, and visitors!

Welcome to the official website of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded 110 years ago on January 13, 1913, by 22 young women studying at Howard University. They sought to create an organization rooted in sisterhood, scholarship, service, and social action. Today, we have blossomed into more than courageous women could have imagined, with over 350,000 initiated women and over 1,000 chapters located worldwide.

I invite you to explore more of our official website as we focus our work for this biennium under the theme Forward With Fortitude: Engaging Our Sisterhood, Empowering Our Communities, Elevating Our Impact.

For my sisters of Delta Sigma Theta, this website is intended to be a space for you to engage as a member. Please explore the Member Portal, view our publications, and stay current up to date with our latest news and events.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our online home and come again!

Yours in Service,
Elsie Cooke-Holmes
National President
Chair, National Board of Directors

Our Founders

Founded by 22 collegiate women at Howard University.....
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Mission & Purpose

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women....
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What is a Delta?

Sisterhood * Scholarship * Service * Social Action


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need. The Founders of Delta Sigma Theta envisioned an organization committed to sisterhood, scholarship, service, and addressing the social issues of the time. Since its founding, Delta Sigma Theta has become one of the preeminent service-based sororities, with more than 300,000 initiated members and over 1,000 chartered chapters worldwide.


As a sisterhood comprised primarily of Black, college-educated women, the Sorority seriously considers the issues impacting the Black community and boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and the strengthening of African American families have evolved. The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement. 

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See Us in Action


Delta Sigma Theta is sisterhood that has been called to serve. To learn more about our Five Point Programmatic Thrust and how we provide service to the local community, click below.

Featured Partner


Delta has partnered with the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) and members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

to reduce health disparities and increase vaccination opportunities with a specific focus on COVID-19, the flu, and immunizations across a person’s lifespan. Through this opportunity, we are joining fellow NCNW Good Health Women’s Immunization Networks (Good Health WINs) in response to the global pandemic that has impacted millions to benefit the communities where we live, work, and serve.

Good Health WINS begins with education. Our advocates understand the importance of immunizations and are working to create an infrastructure for good health.

Corporate Sponsors

Connect and engage with our Corporate Partners

To continue the legacy of global service that will empower our communities.

Corporate Careers

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Browse our Corporate Sponsors job listings that spans across industries, education levels and years of experience.

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Charitable Partners

Working to Save the World

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