A well known sorority of the Divine 9 Black Greeks have reached a milestone. I want to personally to give a shout out to the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who this past week, marked their 100th Anniversary of their founding. The sorority was founded in 1913, five years after another D9 Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded in 1908. Speaking of the AKA’s, Happy 105th Founders Day also. – For the record, Delta Sigma Theta grew out of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
This past Sunday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry gave her summary of Delta Sigma Theta, in which herself is a member of the organization. She was very poised and well spoken about the sorority she was introduced. I hope all you DELTAS had a chance to archive it, and willing to pass it down to any future Delta Sigma Theta member that is willing to see it. And plus that should be stored up in every NPHC, or Black History archive that mostly will take interest. If you missed it, here is a review of the rundown:
I know that at times we hear about these groups, we tend to hear and see the good and the bad. (IE the Hazings, etc. ) No matter what they are. I do know that there is alot of good in them of their service and craft continues in the traditions they follow. And personally, as I say here in Milwaukee: I know some Deltas! So I want every single member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Black Greek Lettered Organizations, or the Divine 9, with all barriers aside: make sure YOU, all of you, continue your service with inspiration, and stay thoughtful of the value of your causes. Also continue to find ways to reach out to those who want to know more about your organizations, even if you have to go to them. I don’t care if it’s after church, or at a community job fair. Or a well known community event. Or make a impromptu appearance at a rally, an after work spot, or………you get the picture. Just make sure it’s connectable and reachable. And speaking for me as a non-member of the Black Greeks, (which I have a interest in becoming one per say) this might be an idea to pass along. Just a thought.
So: Alpha Phi Alpha/Alpha Kappa Alpha/Kappa Alpha Psi/Delta Sigma Theta/Sigma Gamma Rho/Zeta Phi Beta/Phi Beta Sigma/Omega Phi Psi/and Iota Phi Theta: Stay the course. Always.
Also Happy Founder’s Day to the members of Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and a late greetings to Kappa Alpha Psi all in January.
- Black and greek celebrities: Remembering 40 black Greek stars in honor of Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha (thegrio.com)
- President Obama Speaks At The Delta Sigma Theta Centennial Closing Gala And Turns The White House Red (bossip.com)
- In DC, Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates 100 Years (theroot.com)
- The Divine 9: Sororities and Fraternities on HBCU Campuses (hbculifestyle.com)