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. 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: