About Us

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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.
Sorority History
On January 13, 1913, twenty-two college students at Howard University changed the world by founding Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. These students wanted to use their collective strength to  promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to those in need. Setting a foundation of standing for social justice, the first public act of the sorority was participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. in March of 1913. For more information about our international organization, its history and program, please visit our Grand Chapter website at www.deltasigmatheta.org.

Chapter History Over 40 Years Serving the Community


Delta Sigma Theta has had a presence in the Valley since 1937 and expanded its reach in the early 1970s

Historical Programs

Right from the beginning in 1973, Tempe Alumnae engaged in current community issues.

Past Presidents

We salute our past and current chapter presidents for their vision and leadership.


It takes teamwork to make the dream work so our Executive Board is critical to our success.

Community Demographics

Program Funding

With a population of 4.3 million, Phoenix with its surrounding suburbs is the 6th largest metro region in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the Greater Phoenix area is 73% White,  5% Black, 3.3% Asian, 2.4% American Indian and 16.2% of other or mixed races. 29.5% were Hispanic of any race. The median income for a household is $50,385 and the per capita income is $24,809. Often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, Salt River Valley, or Metro Phoenix, the area is most known for its warm temperatures and it is the home of three dynamic chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Tempe Alumnae, Phoenix Metropolitan Alumnae and Iota Kappa at Arizona State University.

The Valley of the Sun is a great place to live or visit for vacation. If you are considering a visit, here are some resources to learn about community activities in the Valley. (These resources are not endorsed by Tempe Alumnae Chapter or Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)

Our programs are funded through the financial support of our members and through fundraising events, such as House Jam and Soul Stroll. We thank you in advance for your support.
Delta Research and Education Foundation
We are a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. Tax deductible donations to our scholarships or community programs should be made payable to our 501(c)3, the Delta Research and Education Foundation and mailed to our chapter.