Greetings from our President

Greeting Sorors and Friends,

Welcome to the official website of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Detroit Alumnae Chapter, known as the Detroit Deltas. I am honored and humbled to serve as the 42nd president of more than 750 dynamic and devasting, hard working and committed chapter members. In the spirit of our 22 illustrious Founders, we are committed to Redefining our purpose, and Expanding our vision, so that we may Continue our legacy.”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 college women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and is committed to public service with a primary focus on the Black community and to the constructive development of its more than 200,000 members.

Since being chartered in 1939, and in alignment with National Five Point Programmatic Thrust, Detroit Alumnae Chapter’s activities and events focus on:

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

The Detroit Alumnae Chapter has built a legacy of dedicated service within our designated service area which includes Detroit, Highland Park, Harper Woods, Hamtramck and the Grosse Pointes, by promoting academic excellence and scholarship; encouraging social action and political involvement; and providing programs and services to meet community concerns.

We work in collaboration with partners and in the spirit of sisterhood to provide the residents of our designated service area with innovative public service programs. We believe in the power of collaboration and welcome opportunities to partner with organizations that align with our purpose. If you are interested in working with us on a program, send an email to president@detroitdeltas.org so that we can discuss the possibilities.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will return frequently to find out about our upcoming events.

Yours in service,

Larmender A. Davis
Chapter President
Detroit Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Meet our Elected Officers


Past Presidents


Lois Bingham

LaNeice Jones

Marcia A. Jackson

Beverly A. Gray

Mardi L. Woods

Anitta Y. Orr

Barbara J. Anderson

Jessye Verona Franklin

Marion E. Binion

Edythe Hayden Friley

Shirletha Simms Binion

Barbara J. Benford*

Kay Diane Armstrong

Bernice Finley Morton*

Rose Marie Dickens Swanson

Evelyn V. Browne

Carol Sayers Puryear*

Mattie Jones Johnson

Velma Mobley*

Jean Sharon Porter

Carrie Rogers Brown

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LaBarbara Gragg

Ora Williams Carter

Bernadine Newsom Denning*

Virginia Munger*

Juanita Williams Stafford

Eleanor Boykin Jones*

Lillian Pierce Benbow*

Dorothea Flounoy Jackson*

Esther LaMarr*

Helen Garvin*

Junetta Robison Watt*

Margaret Piper*

Ahnastasia Dudley*

Mathilda Williams*

Frances Langford Owens*

Gladys W. Barthwell*

Roberta McGuire Pickett*

Lucy Belle Morris*

Cecil Boykin McFadden*

Marion Carter*

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