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The History of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.

We invite you to visit our Grand Chapter website for more information.


 History of Tau Psi Chapter  
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

On April 24, 2005 Hope College was proud to announce the chartering of Tau Psi Chapter, the 975th chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated! On Hope’s campus Delta Sigma Theta remains the only representation of the Divine 9: nine historically African-American, international Greek fraternities and Sororities.

Tau Psi Charter

Jennifer M. Blackman, Tiffany Labon, Sona Smith, Samara Webb, Patrice Roberts, Erin Taylor, Jessica Rankins, and Elizabeth Adenegan

The Charter Line, Spring 2005, fulfilled the vision of establishing Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Hope College. Their endeavors will be forever intertwined into the fabric of Hope’s history. With the support of Hope College, Advisors Vanessa Greene and Ella Weymon, Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter and over 200,000 Sorors worldwide, their legacy will never be forgotten.

Former Members of Tau Psi

Fall 2006 Line- was the first group of young women to cross under the leadership of Tau Psi charter members. They are: Tonisha Gordon, Lyndsey Brewster and Leticia Parker.

Advisors & Other Information

Sorority Colors - Crimson and Cream

Sorority Flower - African Violet

Sorority Jewel – Pearls

Sorority Motto - "Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom"

Sorority Thrust - Public Service



ella   vanessa
Primary- Vanessa Greene   Secondary- Ella Weymon