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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and sisterhood, scholarship, and service. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders was the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.
Our Sorority focuses on a Five Point Programmatic Thrust which includes
Economic Development – Adopt-A-Black Business (The aim of this program is to assist Black entrepreneurs to achieve a product “self-sufficiency level” in business)
Educational Development – National Library Project (This is where 25 book baskets, each containing about 35 books, were circulated (22 baskets for elementary children and 3 for high school youth)
International Awareness and Involvement – World Aids Day (Chapters localize the campaign with workshops in malls, churches and community centers in collaborations and other chapters)
Physical and Mental Health – The Healthy Weight Program (Healthy lifestyles for the Family: Preserving the mind, body, and spirit is an initiative to address heath issues impacting the African-American Family)
Political Awareness and Involvement – Delta Days at the Capitol (an annual legislative conference to increase members' involvement in the national public policy-making process.)
For over three years, determined black women labored to bring Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. to Samford University’s campus. Under the guidance of advisor Deborah Harris, Birmingham Alumnae Chapter President Mattie P. Cephus, and Regional Director Dr. Deborah C. Thomas eleven Samford women were initiated. On March 18, 1995 Stephanie Bridges, Tasha Brown, Tiffany Conaway, Tracy Davis, Stephanie Jefferson, Ingrid Montgomery, Zanobia Moorer, LaSabria Smith, Tonya Spencer, Tracy Walker, and Enrika Washington were initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. the Sigma Eta Chapter. One charter member, Tiffany Nicole Conaway, transitioned from this Earth before the initiation but was initiated posthumously. In her honor,the Tiffany Nicole Conaway Minority Scholarship was established. Currently, the Sigma Eta Chapter host events such as Go Red for Women (National Wear Red Day), Support Our Troops, Career Development Workshop, and Dance Away Diabetes.
Today, the Sigma Eta chapter continues to hold steadfast to the ideals of the sisterhood celebrating 102 years of Delta Sigma Theta. In honoring the legacy of our twenty-two illustrious founders, the chapter embodies the desire to serve the community unselfishly and address the issues of today.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.:Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a sisterhood of college-educated women committed to public service. Delta Sigma Theta was founded by 22 young women on the campus of Howard University on January 13,1913 who sought to create an organization centered around sisterhood, scholarship, and service. From that nucleus, Delta Sigma Theta has grown to 250,000+ members and more than 900 chapters worldwide. The Sigma Eta Chapter was chartered on the campus of Samford University on March 18, 1995 by 11 young women. The Sigma Eta Chapter is actively involved in a variety of public service events through the implementation of the Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical & Mental Health, Political Awareness & Involvement.
2nd & 4th Sunday
Propst Hall, room 311