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Delta Sigma Theta



Iota Tau Chapter


Organization Name:
Delta Sigma Theta
Chapter Name:
Iota Tau
Local Website: www.dstiotatau.com/
National Website: www.deltasigmatheta.org
Founded Nationally: 1913
Founded Locally: 1973
Philanthropy: Race for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity
Flower: African Violet
Symbols: Elephant and Fortitude
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Nickname: Deltas

The Iota Tau Chapter was chartered on the night of January 19, 1973, by eleven visionary and dynamic collegiate young ladies. Among them were Soror Carolyn Spurgeon, Middle Tennessee State University's first Black-American cheerleader and Soror Pamela Woodbury, the university's first Black-American homecoming court member.

Since its establishment, Delta Sigma Theta has clearly established itself as a public service organization that strives to confront the problems of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. A wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have emerged and evolved over the years. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service through its Five-Point Program Thrust:

  • Educational Development
  • Economic Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

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