Hammond Area (LA) Area Alumnae Chapter-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
P.O. Box 3014
Hammond, LA 70404
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a national, private, non -profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately African American college educated women, the Sorority currently has 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 Thrust of:
• Economic Development
• Educational Development
• International Awareness and Involvement
• Physical and Mental Health
• Political Awareness and Involvement
The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.
The Hammond (LA) Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was born through the efforts and dedication of six civic-minded, altruistic Delta Sorors who were pledged to community service. They envisioned establishing a chapter in this rural area of Louisiana that would carry out the dreams and visions of our twenty-two founders. Since its inception, our chapter has actively and consistently carried out our programs with concerns, not only for its own membership, but also for the general welfare of all.