Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Founded in 1913 by 22 college-educated black women on Howard University, Delta has made significant impact on the nation through its 102 years of existence. Notable leaders of Delta include activist Dorothy Irene Height (awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The Upsilon Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Davidson College was chartered on March 11, 2011 by 15 women of high excellence. Envisioning a community that needed the work of Delta, these women worked hard to bring the strong leadership of Delta onto campus. Upsilon Mu has been recognized on both the collegiate and regional level for the events that we organized based on Delta’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust.
The sorority’s first public act involved the participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C., March 1913. The sorority’s guiding motto is “Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom.”
National (Recognized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.) ·2015 – 2016 Outstanding Performance in Economic Development ·2015 – 2016 Outstanding Performance in Physical and Mental Health ·2015 – 2016 Outstanding Performance in Political Awareness and Involvement ·2015 – 2016 Outstanding Performance in Educational Development ·2015 – 2016 Outstanding Performance in International Awareness and Involvement Collegiate: ·Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Outstanding President of the Year (Christi Moore)