When 22 collegiate women decided to found Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., their intent was clear: to establish an organization that was committed to advocating for the rights of marginalized and disenfranchised citizens, particularly African Americans and women. They sought to be catalysts for change and women who could harness the power of their collective strength and vision to educate, engage, and empower others as they worked to ensure equal access, opportunity and justice for all citizens. In a demonstration of their dedication to social action, the Founders’ first act of public service was to participate in the Women’s Suffrage March, which took place a few weeks after the sorority was established.


Since that time, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has continued to focus on addressing issues that affect our community. For more than 80 years, the Detroit Alumnae Chapter has initiated and coordinated a number of programs aimed at promoting social action and political awareness and involvement. The chapter has coordinated voter registration drives, hosted voter education forums, participated in Delta Days in the State Capital and Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital, supported the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy March, and sponsored expungement and second chance fairs.

To learn more about the chapter’s social action programs, follow us on social media, download our brochure, or contact us at socialaction@detroitdeltas.org.

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

-Muhammad Ali