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We Value Membership

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. requires members to represent high cultural, intellectual, and moral standards, and reflect the Sisterhood’s ideals.

Membership In a Chapter

The membership intake process aligns with the ideals, values and public service mission of Delta Sigma Theta. 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, the United Arab Emirates, West Africa, and the Republic of Korea. Chapters hold an open activity for the purpose of sharing information about the Sorority and how to become a member. This activity is referred to as the “rush.” The rush is held for the purpose of sharing information about the Sorority with persons interested in seeking membership. Specific details about joining Delta Sigma Theta are provided at the local chapter level.

Alumnae Eligibility

Any female who has earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university is eligible to apply for membership of an Alumnae Chapter provided that:

the college or university from which she has earned her degree is accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;
the female graduated with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 1.75 on a 3.0 scale;
the female resides in the community/area that is serviced by the Alumnae Chapter; and
the female is not a member of, nor has been expelled from, any society holding membership in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. or the Panhellenic Conference, Inc.
Any applicant for membership must receive a majority of the votes of members of the chapter to which she has applied. However, the vote of the chapter is subject to final approval of the Regional Director.

Code of Conduct

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a national service sorority, requires that its members exemplify and encourage high cultural, intellectual, and moral standards and that their actions exemplify the public and personal behaviors that reflect the ideals and principles espoused by the Sisterhood.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (“Delta”) has a zero – tolerance hazing policy. The policy expressly prohibits all acts and forms of hazing, before, during, and after the Membership Intake Process.

The Code of Conduct consists of two parts: the Code of Ethics, which states the types of conduct that the Sorority considers acceptable, and the Disciplinary Action Code, which sets forth the types of conduct that is unacceptable and the corresponding discipline to be imposed upon any individual or chapter that engages in prohibited conduct.

The principles of the Sorority’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Delta Oath, and other governing and guidance documents are embodied in the Code of Conduct which is embodied in The Acknowledgement of Rights and Responsibilities of Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Regarding Membership Intake Prohibitions (No Hazing Contract), and the Applicant/Candidate/Pyramid Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

Revisions to this Code of Conduct, including the sanctions and fines to be assessed under this Code, shall be made by the National Scholarship and Standards Committee and approved by the National Executive Board.