Delta Sigma Theta History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black Community.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding, more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The Sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, 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, visit our National website at: www.deltasigmatheta.org.


SHAC History

Chapter Charter Members - First row (l to r): Phoegina Brown, Earline Barnes, Letitia Lovely Robinson; Back row: Deborah Vaughn Biddle, Myla Smith Meeks, Patricia Haley Glass. Photo taken at SHAC 20th Anniversary 2011.
Chapter Charter Members - First row (l to r): Phoegina Brown, Earline Barnes, Letitia Lovely Robinson; Back row: Deborah Vaughn Biddle, Myla Smith Meeks, Patricia Haley Glass. Photo taken at SHAC 20th Anniversary 2011.

The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estate Alumnae Chapter was chartered on March 2, 1991, officially becoming a part of the Mighty Midwest Region. The Chapter currently has over 85 active members. Since 1991, members have used their talents, time, and resources to undertake efforts to: promote financial empowerment; increase physical and mental health awareness; conduct voter registration drives; provide voter education; conduct youth enrichment programs and award scholarships to high school seniors; and much more.

 

The members of the Chapter have a strong commitment to public service and have developed innovative Chapter programs, and as a result, the Chapter has been recognized on local, Regional, and National levels.


Charter Members of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter

Jacqueline Anderson Earline Hutto Barnes
Deborah Vaughn Barnes Phoegina Brown*
Patricia Haley-Glass* Lesli Scott Isaac
Felicia A. Markes Myla Smith Meeks
Harriet Williams Richards Letitia Lovely Robinson*
Karen E. Thomas Michelle Wingo-Harrell

*Currently Active with the Chapter


Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter Past Presidents

Letitia Robinson 1991-1992
Deborah Biddle 1992-1994
Gwendolyn Coley 1994-1999
Carole Carter* 1999-2001
Jarita Moore 2001-2003
Earline Barnes 2003-2005
Geraldine Crider 2005-2007
Anita Bishop 2007-2011
Renita Ward 2011-2013
Kandace Spotts 2013-2017

*Member of Omega Omega Chapter