Greek Name: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
Chapter: Pi Beta Chapter
Motto: “Intelligence is the torch of wisdom”
Goals/Pillars: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service
Philanthropy: Five Programmatic Thrusts:
National Founding Date: January 13th, 1913
Chapter Founding Date: April 7th, 1984
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on January 13th, 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.
The Pi Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was chartered on April 7th, 1984. This dynamic city-wide chapter consists of three schools: SUNY Brockport, University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Since that day in April, we have volunteered our talents and energies toward promoting scholarship, service, and social action within our community.
Our programming includes: Brother and Sister Forum, Sister to Sister Forum, Annual Ladies Sleepover, Home Away From Home Dinner, and our Annual Crimson & Crème Scholarship Ball, in honor of our late Soror, Denise Y. Giles.