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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Clark Atlanta University
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. It is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. The founders were college students who 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. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.
Chartered on May 6, 1931 on the campus of Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Sigma Chapter was the first chapter of Delta Sigma Theta established in the South. Nine college women chartered the chapter: Mattalyn Walker Bonner; Julia Jackson Bragg; Sammie Griffin Dennis; Rose Upshaw Harris; Gussie Griffin Hyatt; Angeline Tatum McLily; Frankie Neal Moore; Lucille Stone Perry; and Sara Perry Star.
Internationally, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a membership of over 200,000 predominately African-American, college-educated women. The Sorority has 900-plus chapters located in the United States, Tokyo, Japan, Okinawa, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Seoul, Korea, and St. Thomas and St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The national headquarters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is located in northwest Washington, D.C.
For more information, view Sigma Chapter’s website: www.dstsigma1931.net, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s website: www.deltasigmatheta.org