Happy Founders Day: 10 Celebrity Power Women Who Belong to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

These women are industry leaders--from entertainment to education to business

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating its Founders Day today. The empowering women’s organization was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. Delta Sigma Theta is one of the oldest and largest African American Greek-lettered organizations.

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Check out these 10 celebrity Deltas who have been leaders in their industries:

Actress and Activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph:

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  • Carly

    Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest. It was founded in 1908. Check your facts please

    • Pen

      It say ONE of the oldest. Slow down

      • Pen

        *says

    • Keitha Millene Lindsey

      I am a Delta, but Carly is correct. The 2 sororities began as one, and those who broke away founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
      Thank you for correcting that mistake.

  • Clyde

    Sorry Delta is NOT the oldest. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first. Just a note for accuracy.

    • Khadija

      AKA was not incorporated as a sorority until 1914. Before then they were a social organization making Delta the 1st sorority. Now that’s your accuracy.

      • AKAracy Matters.

        For the sake of accuracy I’m responding. Here’s a historical timeline:

        AKA was founded on January 15, 1908.
        DST was founded on January 13, 1913
        AKA was INCORPORATED on January 29, 1913
        DST was INCORPORATED in 1930

        Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Innnnnncorporated is the 1st black Greek sorority FOUNDED & INCORPORATED for and by African-American women.

        -CG

      • Yolanda Speller

        Yes, it was the 1st incorporated Sorority.

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  • Soror Ada – DST.

    You’re right Delta was founded 1913 at Howard University .

  • desiree

    If we’re gonna talk, then let’s have real talk. AKA was first, in 1908. Sat pat until 1913 to incorporate. As KRS-1 said, “ask yourself, why is that…?” I hear that during an AKA meeting, the sisters of Alpha chapter, in 1912/1913 voted on a few things. 1. To change said name of AKA sorority, 2. To ratify new colors of AKA sorority, 3. To change chapter titles of leadership, amongst a few other issues. Any AKAs care to espouse, further on the new name, and colors chosen? But lets not lose site of the current concern. For 5 years, and a few months, AKA never felt the need to “innnnnncorporate.” So why, all of a sudden, in 1913 was there such a need to do so?? Any AKAs care to respond? If you check official Howard University’s archives (or proper Washington, DC records), one will easily note that DST filed articles of incorporation in December of 1912. “AKArately” speaking, AKA didn’t file until January 1913. Some how, the AKA articles of incorporation were processed first. Hmmm?? And if sources are correct, mere minutes before the DST paperwork was processed. So AKArately speaking, AKA was first. But 5 whole, long years and it was never a concern. Any AKAs wish to comment further as to why 1913 was so special… dare i say, imminent? And for the rest of you, again, as only KRS-1 could say, “Ask yourself, why is that…?”