Sisterhood, service, scholarship, suffrage. Intelligence, innovation, honor, loyalty. It was on January 13, 1913 that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University. This year the sorority celebrates 104 years of changing the world as we know it – a path chartered by the organization’s 22 illustrious founders. The collective strength and academic excellence promoted by the organization serves as part of the fabric of women’s history across the world.
When I joined a sorority 25 years ago, I was most interested in the community service projects of the organizations. I was fortunate to have family members who were members of greek organizations and I grew up hearing about fraternity this or sorority that. While the projects varied and the letters of the greek alphabet were different, the bottom line was the same. Continue reading