Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Iota Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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, educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a 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 Black 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 Programmatic Thrust:
- Economic Development
- Educational Development
- International Awareness and Involvement
- Physical and Mental Health
- Political Awareness and Involvement
For more information about sorority, please visit our national website, http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/
The Iota Omega Chapter
The Iota Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 14, 1973 by Daphne Lynch Moss. Since our charter, we have been dedicated to scholarship, sisterhood and service with an emphasis in the African-American community. For more detailed information about our chapter, visit our website http://iqdst.weebly.com/
The Igniting Iota Omega chapter has annually hosted an empowering Women's Retreat in the fall semester and a scholarship pageant in the spring for the past 27 years on the Texas State University campus.
Our chapter was awarded the Outstanding Collegiate Chapter and Excellence in Programming at our 52nd National Convention this past summer. Furthermore, during last spring we were awareded Organization of the Year and was recognized for Diversity Programming at the USAC Awards. Our past present, Asia Woods, was awarded Greek Woman of the Year at the BSA Image Awards.