Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
Economic stability is a key element in creating and maintaining strong communities. To address the need for economic development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., put forth Financial Fortitude, a process specifically designed to promote understanding of all aspects of the financial system, including but not limited to, budgeting, home ownership, personal wealth management, entrepreneurship, and the steps to financial freedom.
Our Educational Development programs are designed to emphasize scholastic achievement and academic development, promote service learning, foster college preparation and planning, and award collegiate scholarships. The Lansing Alumnae Chapter conducts programs, activities, and projects designed to address the need for excellence in education through programming, scholarships, and our Delta G.E.M.S. program.
International Awareness and Involvement
Delta has a rich history of involvement in the international arena. Through international awareness & involvement projects, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have been able to broaden their knowledge and understanding of nations other than their own, increase interest in international affairs, and aid in developing a greater appreciation for people of different backgrounds and cultures. The Lansing Alumnae Chapter strives to increase international awareness and promotes participation and education of global issues.
Physical and Mental Health
Our Physical & Mental Health programs and activities educate and facilitate lifestyle changes for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of sorority members and the communities that we serve; raise awareness about the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity, and mortality; and develop and implement health-focused programs that benefit the communities we serve.
Political Awareness and Involvement
Through our Social Action Committee, we aim to promote a variety of social action issues facing the African-American community, such as: voter registration, education and mobilization, candidate forums, and Census promotion.