So you want to be a Delta....
If you have come to a place where you feel as though you want to pursue membership into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. we have some advice to give you that MAY help you in your pursuit.
* Nothing is guaranteed *
Unlike other Sororities, Delta Sigma Theta is a Service Sorority which means that in everything we do, we do it to SERVE!
Stepping, Party Hopping, Wearing Letters, and being popular may appear to be good reasons for wanting to be a Delta but REALIZE that those are only the visible factors of being Greek.
If you really want to be a Delta look closer into the lives of those whom surround you. The more you do your research the more you will realize that collectively Deltas makeup a large network of SERVICE.
Deltas are Leaders. Being able to set positive trends for others to follow is always commendable. A good leader may not always be the most popular person, yet a good leader is dedicated, dependable, and always on top of things. Getting involved in other positive organizations and holding a leadership position shows that you are capable of doing the work of Delta. Above all a good leader is devoted to the cause of his/her organization. As leaders in Delta we strive to serve the community and continually set positive examples for others to follow.
I have good leadership skills and I do a lot of service what other advice could you give me to help me in my pursuit of being a member?
Deltas are scholars. Together we make up over 250,000 college educated women. Excelling academically is a must for Delta Sigma Theta. Education is a never-ending quest and we will continue to excel because Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom! If you cannot handle your classes at this time and your grades are suffering then maybe it is not the right time for you. Always remember that you are a STUDENT first and nothing or no one should take the place of your academics.
If you believe that you have all of these qualities that is GREAT but you also want to be sure that you are willing to make a FINANCIAL commitment to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority? It's not enough to pay to pledge - Delta's business takes ONGOING financial support.
Many are called but FEW are chosen, if you are unable to pinpoint your assets, members will not be able to either. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is NOT a SOCIAL ORGANIZATION, nor do we RECRUIT! We are a SERVICE ORGANIZATION, and if a potential member is given the privilege of an invite to join our Supreme Sisterhood, she must come prepared to WORK !
Frequently Asked Questions About Membership In Delta
Thank you for your interest in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. We are an organization of over 200,000 college-educated women who are committed to public service, with a focus on sustaining the growth and development of the African American community.
Q: How do I become a member of Delta Sigma Theta?
A: All chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated host a meeting, commonly known as the RUSH, where you receive information about the sorority and how to become a member. The RUSH activity is hosted at the discretion of the local chapter. All persons interested in becoming a member of Delta Sigma Theta must attend the official RUSH activity.
Q: I am a student in college. Are there any major requirements for membership that I should be aware of prior to attending RUSH?
To become a member of a collegiate chapter you must currently be enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university where there is an active chapter on campus or in the city. To find out the status of a chapter contact the Greek Affairs or Student Activities Office of your school. To apply for membership you must already have a cumulative minimum grade point average requirement of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 1.75 on a 3.0 grading scale (which will take affect in Spring 2009).
Q: If I meet all requirements specified at RUSH do I automatically receive an invitation for membership intake?
A: No. Our goal is to select women who not only meet the basic requirements, but also exceed them. Deltas continue the tradition of excellence in all aspects. Therefore, Delta Sigma Theta invites all women to apply who exhibit excellent personal and professional character with high moral code, who have a commitment to giving back in service to the community.
Q: If I am not African American, can I still join?
A: Yes. Delta Sigma Theta is an equal opportunity organization. We are interested in women, who understand the founding principles of the organization and are willing to uphold and support the ideology and values of Delta Sigma Theta.
(Taken from www.deltasigmatheta.org)
If you have any further questions, you can contact any member of Delta Sigma Theta or e-mail us at our Chapter Email at firstname.lastname@example.org