The Greenville (SC) Alumnae Chapter, formerly Gamma Lambda Sigma Chapter, became a reality when six college-educated Deltas, who dedicated themselves toward the promotion of social welfare, academic excellence, and cultural enrichment, applied for a charter in 1947 to continue the work of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in the upstate of South Carolina.
Our chapter is dedicated to the vision of our Founders, 22 courageous young women on the campus of Howard University who was armed with a vision of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. We continue to strive to promote academic excellence, provide support to the underserved, educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, and highlight and provide effective solutions for issues impacting the black community.
Floried Coleman Mack
Henrietta Young Bradford
Fannie Heard Martin
Carrie M. Thompson
Blanche W. Zimmerman
Organization Facts & Important Links
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University. We are a sisterhood of more than 250,000 predominately Black college-educated women, with over 1,000 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. For over a century, Delta Sigma Theta has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African-Americans and, hence, all Americans. As the largest African-American women’s organization in this country, we are guided by the theme, “Delta Sigma Theta - A Sisterhood Called to Serve: Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities.”
The Greenville (SC) Alumnae Chapter continues to reach and touch the lives of others by making an impact in the Greenville Community through our many programs, events, and unyielding commitment to serve and transform lives.
In realizing our mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through our Five-Point Program Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
1. Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is designed for young ladies ages 11-14 years to enhance or spark interest in math, science, technology and/or careers where minority women are scarcely represented.
2. Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute focuses on teenage girls between the ages of 14-18 in grades 9 through 12 who have not reached their full academic potential.
3. Delta EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) Program is a program designed to bring focus to the crisis of African-American males ages 14 to 18 years who are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially, and emotionally.
4. Red Shoe Scholarship Luncheon contributes to our commitment to provide encouragement and financial support to deserving Greenville area students who choose higher education.
5. IMPACT Day is an annual event when members of Delta Sigma Theta are deeply committed to uplifting and empowering our communities through hands-on service initiatives.
6. Delta Day at the State Capital is a legislative forum conducted annually to bring Deltas from across the state to meet with their state representatives and senators to engage in dialogue on issues and bills that are of importance to their personal and communal well-being.