Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. performed their first public act. They participated in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was incorporated in 1930.

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.

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Quick Facts About
Tau Nu

  • The Top Notch Tau Nu Chapter of DST was charted on the campus of Belmont University on April 12, 2004 by 6 intelligent and ambitious black women.

    • TN was the first historically black letter sorority chartered on the campus of Belmont University.

    • TN attends the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk annually in support of our advisor, Soror Norma Drake who is a breast cancer survivor.

    • The TN Chapter created “Top-Notch Tuesday” (#TNT) as an initiative to recognize sorors for all of their hard work and accomplishments.

    • The De’Ebony Groves Social Work Diversity Endowed Scholarship was created in honor and memory of our beloved soror.

    • TN focuses its programs, community service, and events around DST’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust which include: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement.

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Famous Deltas

  • Marcia L. Fudge, Esq. - Ohio Congresswoman

  • Mara Brock Akil - TV writer & producer

  • Shirley Ceasar - First Lady of Gospel

  • Keisha Knight-Pulliam -Actress

  • Shirley Chisholm - first major-party black candidate for the Office of President of the U.S.

  • Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul

  • Nikki Giovanni - Renowned poer & author

  • Soledad O'Brien - Journalist

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph - Actress & one of the original Broadway "Dreamgirls"

  • Dorothy I. Height - educator, social activist & president ofthe National Council of Negro Women for 40 years

  • Judith Jamison - prolific Alvin Ailey dancer, choreographer & artistic director

  • Wilma Rudolph - Olympian