You have probably heard of the sorority Delta Sigma Theta, with its motto “Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service”.
This historically Black (but all-inclusive) sorority was founded over 100 years ago, and has since grown into one of the strongest in the U.S. (and globally!) in community service.
How to join the Delta Sigma Theta?
If you didn’t rush in college, can you still join? The answer is: absolutely – as long as you graduated from an accredited university. You can join one of the sisterhood’s chapters as an alumna, provided that:
- You don’t belong to any other Greek-letter organization,
- You graduated with at least a 2.75 GPA, and
- You are a woman.
Your first step would be to attend a meeting to receive more information about the sorority. You will be given an application form to fill out. After reviewing the applications, 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.
Overall, it is a great organization, looking to unite the African diaspora and beyond, and develop strong and lasting connections. However, you may be wondering, how much does it cost to join?
Cost to join Delta Sigma Theta
The cost of join Delta Sigma Theta is around USD $400-$500 in national initiation fees, and around USD $250 in chapter initiation fees.
Also, be aware that there will be recurring fees, after you have joined that you have to pay on a yearly basis: national dues: around $190, per capita: $10, local dues: around $170. So it’s around $370 in total, $10 more if you pay after 1st April or $15 more if you paid after 1st July.
A pledge to Delta Sigma Theta is a reflection of your ongoing commitment to service and making the world a better place. Yes, there is a price tag – but the community that you will join is well worth it!