Delta Sigma Theta (DST) is a non-profit sorority organization founded in 1913 by 22 empowering collegiate students who were determined to build a solid framework of sisterhood who support each other.
To this day, founders of the sorority are greatly respected as they stood for social injustice as their first plan of action in helping the public, and this practice remains. Being a sister of DST isn’t just merely about sisterhood, but about being at the forefront of change and action against injustice of any form.
The sorority’s roots were established at Howard University in the United States and has remained there until today. In fact, the organization has grown to more than 1,058 chapters with more than 350,000 members and has awarded over $5,600,000 in grants.
DST empowers fellow sisters
There’s always something to do at DST as the sorority carries out programs targeting to help their Sorors have a healthy, productive environment to grow.
Growth in the sorority comes in all forms such as leadership, community service, and even developing healthy lifestyles with healthy eating habits.
How to become a DST sister
To become a sorority sister at DST, you must either have a baccalaureate degree having graduated previously, or still be attending college or university.
Additionally, applicants with a sound academic standing are also more favorable. You can build a good academic standing by earning credits at an accredited university.
Your very first step would be to attend a meeting to receive more information on the sorority. Here is also where you will be given an application form to fill out. After some time, the chapter will vote on which applicants will be accepted into the sorority. This vote is usually just determined on the majority of votes for each applicant.
How much does it cost to join DST?
Not all DST chapters have the same fees structure as it depends on the particular location and their board members.
Generally, here are the types of application fees you can expect:
National initiation fee – $400 to $500
Chapter Initiation fee – around $250
Yearly National fee
Do keep in mind however, that this is just a general guideline. Your final total costs will be explained to you when you join the sorority.
Even though Delta Sigma Thelta has been around for over 100 years, the sorority still holds prestigious programs for its fellow sorority sisters.
If you are seeking a positive, uplifting environment to grow and you think you have what it takes, join DST today!