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For nearly ninety years, members of the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. have worked with vigor, tenacity, courage, and conviction in service to the greater Los Angeles community.  

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Programs

Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that...

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Youth Programs

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta G.E.M.S. Institute The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta G.E.M.S. Institute (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)...

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2019 Scholarships

We are once again sponsoring college scholarships designed to assist African-American students in attaining their educational goals. Please feel free...

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About Us

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.

Mission

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 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.

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s biennial national conventions, and each of the seven regional conferences (held during years when there is no national convention) typically hosts thousands of members. At its recent 51st National convention held in the District of Columbia, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.

“Nu” Beginnings

Nu Sigma Charter Members

In 1927, a group of dedicated young Delta women organized a graduate group and petitioned Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Grand Chapter to establish an alumnae chapter in the greater Los Angeles area. (Left to Right: Ellen Garrett, Portia Griffin, Juanita Miller, Miriam Matthews, Hebe Robinson and Consuelo Hinton)

The Grand Chapter accepted the request and the Nu Sigma Chapter became the FIRST Alumnae Chapter in the Farwest Region. With Soror Miriam Matthews as the First President, Nu Sigma was chartered in June 16, 1929 with ten charter members, including our beloved Founder, Soror Wertie Blackwell Weaver:

 

Wertie Blackwell Weaver (founder)
Consuelo Bright
Hebe Mack
Veola Carmen Brown
Miriam Matthews
Portia Broyles
Roena Muckelroy
Juanita Ellsworth
Ellen Gillepsie
Wylma Windsor

Under the new nomenclature ruling accepted by the Grand Chapter, all Alumnae Chapters were renamed for the City/Area in which they were chartered. During the late 1950’s, the Nu Sigma Chapter was renamed the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter.

Photo of Nu Sigma Chapter

For nearly ninety years, the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter Deltas have worked with vigor, tenacity, courage, and conviction in service to the greater Los Angeles community. Throughout this long and illustrious history, the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter has had notable and historic accomplishments . The Chapter implements the National Five-Point Programmatic Thrust under the public service mandates of the organization in the Greater Los Angeles area. Los Angeles Alumnae has created many programs to showcase the arts, create job opportunities, decrease educational disparities among African Americans and promote social justice.

Through Sisterhood Scholarship, and Service, the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter Deltas continue to be in the vanguard of progress, and to participate in defining and addressing minority imperatives. The Los Angeles Alumnae Deltas continue to maintain their commitment to social action as it affects tomorrow’s legacy and remain steadfast in their dedication to public service through its projects.