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Chapter Programs

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its

Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

Economic Development


Economic Development

Financial Fortitude is an Economic Development initiative under the National programmatic thrust. This initiative is a program that helps participants develop and implement financial plans to manage all aspects of their personal finances. Financial Fortitude is designed to assist Sorors and their local communities in realizing the overarching goal of personal wealth and financial security through an understanding of the basic principles of: goal setting, financial planning, budgeting, debt management, savings and investments, retirement planning, homeownership and insurance. All programs are designed to teach participants how to make their money work for them.

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Educational Development

Delta Academy is one of three educational development programs targeted for younger girls and is intended to embrace and answer the call to enhance the future of our African-American girls between the ages of 11 to 14. Program elements are based on the following theme: "Embracing Girl Power on Purpose" which imparts activities to help build strong self-esteem, improve decision-making skills, and encourage leadership development.

The EMBODI, Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action with a focus on young males ages 13 -17.

Delta GEMS, "JEWELS in Our Galaxy", is a supportive mentoring program for adolescent girls ages 14 - 18.  The Delta GEMS framework is composed of components that focus on scholarship, sisterhood, financial awareness, and service. Topics within the components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS is geared toward inspiring and enriching young women.

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International Awareness and Involvement

International Awareness & Involvement (IAI)

Focuses on international affairs,  especially as such affairs relate to and impact people of the African Diaspora. Committee members are charged with taking proactive steps in educating both the chapter and the community at-large on current and ongoing issues within the international arena. The committee organizes programs and events to engage  interested participants in matters relevant to local, national and world communities in an effort to support humanitarian issues set forth by our National Leadership directives.


Focus Programs for IAI:
HIV/AIDS Awareness
Global Citizen


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Physical and Mental Health

Physical and Mental Health

Concerns about America's physical and mental health have not escaped Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta's work in prevention and "wellness" translates to health education programs, health fairs and the provision of health care services. Delta also supports medical research that examines illnesses that victimize specific segments of the country's population. FCAC is also actively engaged in the health and well-being of its members through our New Year, New You program which incorporates the key principles of DeltaCare, a new initiative intended to help balance the mind, body and spirit of sorors and our families.

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Political Awareness and Involvement

Political Awareness and Involvement

Though non-partisan in nature and purpose, Delta understands the importance of and the need for an informed electorate.

Delta's concern for the public's "need-to-know" and the enfranchisement of all Americans has been the philosophical basis for public service programs in this area. Voter registration and education programs, workshops and seminars highlighting assessments and accountability issues are ongoing.

The goals of Social Action are:

  • To develop an appreciation of the potential for influence in the community by African-Americans, especially women;   

  • To increase knowledge of current local and national issues, so that the community will be informed and effective citizens and advocates;

  • To encourage political awareness and participation;

  • To influence the enactment of legislation, nationally and locally, of particular interest to African Americans and women;

  • To maintain vigilance over action or inaction by local judicial and administrative agencies and officials;

  • To volunteer as leaders in civic and social action organizations; and

  • To encourage increased appointments of African American women in policy-making positions in both local and national governments.

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