Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Xi Iota Chapter
Founded Nationally: Howard University, January 13, 1913
Chartered at Upstate: February 10, 1979
Color(s): Crimson & Cream
Nickname(s): Delta, DST
National Affiliation: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Chapter Instagram: xiiota_uscu
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately black college- educated women, the sorority currently has more than 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: economic development; educational development; international awareness and involvement; physical and mental health; political awareness; and involvement.
The sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence, provide scholarships, provide support to the underserved, educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. We stand by scholarship, sisterhood and service.
Locally, our chapter’s long-term goals are to:
- Improve fellowship among each other and the community
- Strive for higher academic excellence
- Implement our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust every semester through our programs
The Xi Iota chapter is committed to various service initiatives and fundraisers including our annual Red Christmas Toy Drive, Adopt-A-Highway, Walk to End Alzheimer’s and “The Battle of the Partywalks.”
* These are the national minimum requirements. Chapters may have higher standards. Please reach out directly to the chapter to inquire about their chapter requirements.