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Chapter Programs

Since its founding in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that 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 strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter strives to implement programs that fall under our National Guidelines.

  • - Economic Development
    Financial planning, money management, consumer education, investments and employment opportunities are but a few of Delta's "money concerns" under economic development.
  • - Educational Development
    Each year, local Delta Chapters conduct projects designed to address the community's concerns about excellence in education. On a national level, Delta's pursuit of educational excellence takes the form of scholarships and grants to individual members and local chapters. Scholarships are given to both undergraduate and graduated members
  • - Physical & Mental Health
    Concerns about America's physical and mental health have not escaped Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta's work in prevention and "wellness" translates to health education programs, health fairs and the provision of health care services.
  • - Political Awareness & Involvement
    From our very first public act as an organization, marching for women's voting rights in the Women's Suffrage March on March 3, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is committed to continued social activism through public education on policy; voter registration; education; and mobilization. We look to engage local, state, and national lawmakers to make them aware of issues that impact our communities and hold them accountable for improving the lives of those in the areas we serve.
  • - International Awareness & Involvement
    Delta has a rich history of involvement in the international arena. The building and maintenance of the maternity wing at the Thika Memorial Hospital in Kenya, West Africa, to Delta's identification of 1987 as the "Delta International Year" underscores Delta's commitment to understanding the world. The "African Diaspora," a Delta Cultural Awareness/Study Program focused on the dispersion of the peoples and cultures of Africa through the continents of North and South America, Europe, Asia and the island countries in the eastern and western hemispheres.
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