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About Our Organization

History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need.

Chapter History

In 1995, Sarah Williams organized a meeting in the home of Marva Walker with several local members of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. They realized a need to establish a chapter in the extreme northern part of Texas due to the growing number of Deltas in the area. Through their untiring efforts, fifteen extraordinary women helped to create the Wichita Falls Alumnae Chapter which received its Charter on December 15, 1995, by Past Southwest Regional Director Shirley Friday, and Barbara Fluker, Past President of Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter.

 

Wichita Falls Alumnae Chapter became the 889th chapter to receive full privileges and responsibilities to operate as an official chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

 

WFAC Charter Members

 

Diane Bass

Michelle Bragg

Fredrica Esther

Celia J. Johnson

Deborah Jones

April Kirkland

Ethel Lee

Yolanda Patterson

Donna Phillips

Michelle Ragland

Elizabeth Hicks-Richardson

Thelma L. Roberts

Linda Sims

Marva Walker

Sarah J. Williams

Mission Statement

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.

Purpose

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding, more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has over 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Republic of Korea, the Arabian Gulf, and Southern Africa and West Africa.

 

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  • Economic Development

  • Educational Development

  • International Awareness and Involvement

  • Physical and Mental Health

  • Political Awareness and Involvement

For more information please visit our national website: www.deltasigmatheta.org