5-Point Programmatic Thrust
Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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 Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
Awarding scholarships to college-bound high school seniors has been a primary project for the chapter. Other educational activities include Jabberwock, the Black History Bowl, the Annual Spelling Bee, and the Delta Academy and Delta GEMS Programs which offer experience in math, science, and technology, as well as fun activities, for youth ages eleven through seventeen. Our community-wide activities include support for the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Hope House, Women's Forum, and Partnership for Academic Excellence. These programs are supported by proceeds received from our annual Red and White Ball, our signature event held in February.