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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

Fifteen (15) women, a number considered extremely lucky with an essence of enchantment and associated with eloquence of speech and creative aspects, chartered the Wichita Falls Alumnae Chapter on November 21, 1995.  The meeting, led by Sarah Williams, met in the home of Marva Walker.  These women had a determination to strive to continue the goals, motto, and endeavors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and realized a need to establish a chapter in the extreme northern part of Texas due to the growing number of Deltas in the area. They saw the great opportunity to educate the community, promote activities that highlight the commitment to social actions, and encourage continued positive growth in college-educated women.

These astute visionary women were:  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 J. Walker, and Sarah J. Williams.  The formal business was conducted by presenting letters, verification of membership, and dues paid.  With this concluded and the assistance of Past Southwest Regional Director Shirley Fridia and Barbara Fluker, Past President of Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter, Wichita Falls Alumnae received full privileges and responsibilities to operate as an official chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.. Our Chapter, once a dream, had now become a reality. 

 

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

 

Since the Chapter’s charter, we’ve continued our growth. We continue to exhibit and work diligently in support of the Three S's:  Sisterhood, Service, and Scholarship.  We are a small diverse chapter with a large military population involvement.  Programs we’ve implemented and other national and community organizations we continue to work with include the Beverly Brown Scholarship Luncheon, annual health fairs, voter registration drives with local Divine 9 members, holiday giveaways, Delta Gems, The Alzheimer’s Association, Partners in Education, the American Heart Association, and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk.

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