Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 13, 1913 by a group of 22 collegiate women. The founders envisioned an organization of college-educated women pledged to serious endeavors developing sisterhood, fostering high academic standards and performing community service.
Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Program Thrust:
The Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a membership of over 250,000 predominately African American college educated women. There are over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Republic of Korea and the Virgin Islands.
ALBANY (NY) ALUMNAE CHAPTER
The Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter was charted on June 17, 1967 by 13 college educated women. Since its inception, the Chapter has initiated over 60 new members who actively support Chapter programs in support of the organization's Five Point Program Thrust. Some of these programs include:
The Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter and members are committed to addressing the needs of the Capital District community and has been recognized for its efforts with the following awards: