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Delta Sigma Theta

Year Founded

1913

Student Contact Info

Myeisha Arnold, Marnold@carthage.edu

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, was founded on the campus of Howard University January 13, 1913, by 22 phenomenal founders. The Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was chartered on April 19, 1997 by “7 Ladies” who had a vision of bringing the illustrious sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College campuses. Since then, the chapter has continued to strive and achieve success by putting on quality programs, encouraging scholastic success and serving the community with an eager heart.

What are some of your org's major events and activities?

The sorority’s major programs are based on a Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement,physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.

Why should people join this organization?

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 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

Who can join?

Any female student currently enrolled at a college or university where there is an active chapter on campus or in the city is eligible to apply for membership, provided that:

  • the college or university where the student is enrolled is accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • the student is taking courses leading to her first/initial baccalaureate degree or its equivalent
  • the student has completed at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours
  • the student is in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 1.75 on a 3.0 scale; or equivalent, except where the minimum grade point average required by the college or university is greater, then the minimum grade point average must be used for eligibility
  • the student is not a member of any society holding membership in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. or the Panhellenic Conference, Inc.
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