About Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣΘ) is a not-for profit sorority dedicated to public service with an emphasis on programs that target the African American community. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 Howard University students who wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is the largest African-American Greek-lettered organization.

Since its founding, Delta Sigma Theta has been at the forefront of creating programming to improve political, education, and social and economic conditions. Delta Sigma Theta has been pivotal in assisting the African American and International communities through education, lobbying, and economic initiative. The sorority currently has over 1,000 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.

Columbia University is home to Delta Sigma Theta’s Rho Chapter, which was chartered on December 7 of 1923. The chapter was chartered by Carlene Alexander, Mildred Randolph Foster (Barnard Student), the Harlem Renaissance artist Gwendolyn Bennett (Columbia Art Student), and Constance Willis. The Rho chapter has served the Columbia community as well as the greater Harlem community for over 90 years.

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  • Explore Columbia Delta Sigma Theta on the Web
    Delta Sigma Theta National’s website: deltasigmatheta.org
    Delta Sigma Theta Rho Chapter’s Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/108620360620