Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.


Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women. This includes over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.


The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

1. Economic Development

2. Physical and Mental Health

3. Educational Development

4. Political Awareness and Involvement

5. International Awareness and Involvement


For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org

 The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on October 17, 1976 during the tenure of Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley, the 16th National President.  The chartering ceremony was held on the campus of LaSalle University in Philadelphia.  Twenty-eight enthusiastic young women combined their visions, skills, and energies to establish a new alumnae chapter in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The goal of the chapter is to enhance the Philadelphia community through its public service endeavors.  Quaker City implements the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of the national organization: 

  • TheEconomic Developmentcommittee offers financial planning workshops that educate the public about retirement, home ownership, credit repair, and investments
  • TheEducational Development committee impacts the lives of children and youth through our Toy Library, Delta Academy, and Delta GEMS programs.  Our scholarship committee sponsors an annual college expo and awards financial aid to graduating high school students.  
  • The International Awareness and Involvement  committee
  • The Physical and Mental Health committee spearheads food and clothing drives for needy families as well as sponsoring an annual health fair.  The chapter participates in various walks to raise funds that benefit research efforts to combat illnesses such as breast cancer and sickle cell disease.  Project 13 recently held a very successful blood drive.  
  • ThePolitical Awareness and Involvementcommittee, also known as Social Action,  has sponsored voter education and registration projects and an annual Dessert Hour that brings politicians and public officials to a forum to discuss issues that concern our citizens.

​​In addition to these programs, theArts and Letters Committee provides an arena for local poets and musicians to showcase their talents at the annual Artists’ Café.  Funds raised directly benefit the ongoing activities of Freedom Theater.