Members of the chapter are dedicated to educational and economic development, physical and mental health and political and international awareness/involvement. In order to foster educational development, academic awards are presented annually to African American students or students of African descent residing in Pasadena, Altadena or
Reading Is Fundamental
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta GEMS Program
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy Program
The initiative helps members of the Sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.
Physical And Mental Health International Awareness
Political Awareness And Involvement
In 1989, the National Social Action Commission instituted Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members’ involvement in the national public policy-making process. The annual conference includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policymakers, members of the United States Congress, Congressional staff members, and national issues experts.
Regional Director and Member, Gwendolyn Sherard-Bishop (1984-1989) inaugurates “Delta Days at the State Capitol” which became a national initiative.
Delta Day at the United Nations
Special Consultative Status as an NGO allows the organization to provide analysis and expertise in monitoring and implementing international agreements on issues of mutual concern. As an NGO, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has the opportunity to gain access to and disseminate information concerning a range of issues on women and children in which the United Nations is involved. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. representatives attend regular briefings and disseminate information on UN activities to its members and the community at large. Delta Day at the United Nations is held annually.
1. Sponsoring Voter Registration and voter education programs
2. Combating Voter Suppression
3. The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society (ex-offenders)
4. Affordable Health Care and access to quality health care
5. Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment
6. Support for HBCU
7. Political Awareness and Involvement
8. Gender Equality
9. Racial Profiling