Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Rho Alpha Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 young collegiate women at Howard University. 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.
At the inception of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Howard University in 1913, the Founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and community service. These youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for social welfare, academic excellence, and cultural enrichment, and de-emphasized the social side of sorority life.
Their ideals of scholarship and service have withstood the test of time; and today, Delta Sigma Theta is a public service sorority, dedicated to a program of sharing membership skills and organizational services in the public interest.
In 1930, Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated as a national organization. The record of incorporation is filed at the Congressional Library in Washington D.C.
Today there are over 250,000 members and almost 870 chapters in 47 states, Haiti, Liberia, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, West Germany and Korea.
The Rho Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 9, 1989 by our determined charter members. Rho Alpha Chapter upholds the ideals and standards that our founders envisioned. We also are actively involved in the university community as well as the community abroad. Some of our projects include: Voters Registration Drive, the Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and the Book Drive. In addition we are involved with numerous public service activities.
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