From it's founding, the Sorority's criteria for membership required academic excellence and the documented and creditable involvement of each individual as a volunteer in public service.
Delta Sigma Theta is a sisterhood of more than 250,000, predominately African American college educated women. Currently, there are more than 915 chapters in the United States and abroad, to include Germany, London, the Bahamas, Republic of Panama, Japan, Korea and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Social Action Committee
Political Awareness and Involvement
In 1913, our Founders formed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (DST) with hopes that the organization would become a viable force in the movement for social change. DST first public act, participation in the Women's Suffrage March, demonstrated a commitment to social action. Since that great day, Delta members have been actively involved in almost every social movement witnessed in the United States. DST has even carried the call for justice beyond the borders of the United States; chapters have been charted in six countries abroad.
The members of Prince William County Alumnae Chapter are committed to upholding the legacy of our beloved Founders by developing and implementing action plans to address social issues within Prince William County. Such programs have included voter registration, census participation drive, youth summit and Virginia Delegate forums.
The mission of Social Action in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is to serve as a vehicle for advocacy, effecting social change and public policy.
Senior Citizen's Luncheon
The Senior Citizens' Luncheon is an annual event held by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter (PWCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The luncheon is an expression of respect and appreciation for the senior citizens of Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park City.
Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute
(Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
To instill in high school young ladies (ages 15-18) the need to excel academically; provide tools that enable young ladies to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of success; assist young ladies in proper goal setting and planning for the future; create compassionate, caring and community minded young ladies by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. The framework is composed of five major components-Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service and Infinitely Complete, forming a road map for college and career planning.
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
To save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem and crippled futures.. Delta Academy provides an opportunity to enrich and enhance the life of participants through service learning, leadership skill building and cultivating and maintaining relationships. Participants activities include: computer training, self-esteem, etiquette workshops, field trips for math, science technology experiences and college exposure, cultural events, elegant dinners, museums, plays and concerts.
Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Program
Encourages the development of public speaking skills of youth in grades 6 through 12 via a structured competition. The overall goal of the completion is to celebrate and sustain Martin Luther King’s spirit of optimism, public service, racial harmony, and human rights through the voices of youth. The Martin Luther King Community Choir was formed in 1991 to provide music for the program. The choir also consists of student in grades K-12 and is reflective of the many cultures in our community. This program was the recipient of the 2001 Human Rights Award.
The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI will include a program format and information template. The delivery options may include a town hall meeting, workshops, and/or teen leadership summits.