History

“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 July, 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.