When 22 undergraduate women founded Delta Sigma Theta on the campus of Howard University on January 13, 1913, their intent was to establish a public service organization. The vision of 22 dynamic young women has united hundreds of thousands of women across the globe. Our shared mission is to confront the challenges facing African Americans, women and girls and to build stronger, healthier families and communities.

Detroit Deltas conduct a wide range of programs that address issues and concerns related to education, health, social justice, international development and the strengthening of the African American family. This includes working in metro Detroit homeless shelters, mentoring youth, providing college scholarships, and hosting entrepreneurship initiatives, expungement fairs, healthy living events, political awareness forums and more.

The chapter’s programs are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  • Economic Development
  • Educational Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."