January 18, 1913, a sorority was founded by about twenty-two female college students from Howard University. Compelled with the common goal for the betterment of women students, particularly the blacks, they organized the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
A sorority created with the edifying purpose of promoting financial and educational growth, global and opinionated consciousness, bodily and psychological wellbeing. Now with 200,000 college-educated members in 900 chapters, whose members are mostly Afro-Americans, it was a dream-come-true for the two girls who first aspired to form such non-profit organization that would address their needs.
Furthermore, it was an advocacy that has reached across countries as far as Korea, Japan, England, and Germany. Together, the organization have been addressing varied students’ problems, and promoting women literacy. After all, its collective effort is the essence of what a sorority is.