Since its founding in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has distinguished itself as a public service organization that confronts the challenges of their local communities. We continue to provide programs addressing education, health, international development, and social action and accountability. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Mental & Physical Health and Political Involvement & Awareness.

Economic Development


The Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from the FDIC, the National Endowment for Financial Education and other well-known financial institutions. The initiative help members of the sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.

Educational Development


The Educational Development programmatic thrust for Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter have the folllowing programs: 


- Arts & Letters

- Delta Academy

- Delta G.E.M.S.

- E.M.B.O.D.I.

- Bettye Coe Dohahue Scholarship Fund  


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International Awareness & Involvement


The program goal is to inform the general public and surrounding community about the focus of SCTAC on international awareness issues. We highlight the One Step Initiative which is a local effort to enlighten inner city students and give them opportunities to travel abroad for studies.


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Mental & Physical Health


The Menta & Physical Health is the fourth programmatic thrust. As an organization of predominantly African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its membership, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. Journey to Wellness:  Committing our Bodies to Physical and Mental Health is now the signature Physical and Mental Health “call to action”. 


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Political Awareness & Involvement


The Political Awareness & Involvement programmatic thrust addresses social injustices, social action, awareness and involvement. Delta addresses these needs through voter information and registration, assisting the poor and under-represented in access to food, clothing, shelter, job opportunities and many more needs of the community.


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