A Message from the President

Greetings sorors and guests. Welcome to the online home of the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. We are pleased that you have taken time to view our website to learn more about our chapter and our efforts to positively impact the communities that we serve. We are proud of the work that our chapter has done since we were chartered on October 21, 1967. We will continue to uphold the principals of our 22 Founders by providing programs and projects that support the sorority's 5 Point Programmatic Thrust:

·         Economic Development

·         Educational Development

·         International Awareness and Involvement

·         Physical and Mental Health

·         Political Awareness

Our hope is that you find information on this website that will let you get to know us and also to inspire you to commit to support our community service and fund raising efforts.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in a potential partnership that will be supportive of the communities in which we serve.

Thank you for stopping by,

Dorothy Parker, President


The Fair was held at the Journey Church on April 15.  Three attorneys assisted in the counseling of participants on options for juvenile adjudication record expungement. Two notaries were on site.  There were eighteen participants.  Six Sorors were actively assisting make the process move smoothly.  This program focuses on the Chapters efforts to support the Sorority's national social action agenda.

Delta Red Carpet Event

The chapter members went as group to see Hidden Figures.  A movie is base on the the book 'The African American women mathematicians, who helped NASA and the United States win the Space Race: an Untold Sory" by Margot Shetterly was released in 2016.  Most Americans have no idea that from the 1940's through the 1960's, a cadre of African-American women formed part of the country's space work force or that this group-- mathematical ground troops in the cold war--helped provide NASA with the raw computering power it needed.

50th Chapter Anniversary

Sisterhood: Worth More than Gold.
The Benton Harbor - St. Joseph Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting our 50th Chapter Anniversary Celebration Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22, 2017.
More information to come.

Delta Dear Highlights

Dr. Gladys Peeples-Burks
Soror Gladys Peeples-Burks was initiated on May 20, 1972 at Benton Harbor-St Joseph Alumnae Chapter, Benton Harbor Michigan

Benton Harbor St. Joseph Alumnae Chapter has benefited from Soror Peeples-Burks service to Delta Sigma Theta.  She has contributed to the Chapter by holding the positions of President, Secretary and chairperson of the following committees: Social Action, Scholarship, and Arts and Letters.   Her favorite sorority position is Scholarship , Chairperson.  She states, "I enjoy learning the accomplishments of students in our community.  It is rewarding to be able to ensure some level of financial assistance and also to offer support relative to pursuing a college degree."

Soror Peeples-Burks was drawn to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. because of the Sisterhood's contributions to society and the reputation Delta once had of being an elite group of college educated women. She stated, "I remain involved because there  is so much work to be done..I firmly believe that to whom much is give, much is required.  Delta has given much to me and therefore, within my limitations, I will continue to give back."   

Collateral Consequences Juvenile Adjudication

The Collateral Consequences workshop took place on Saturday March 25 at LMC.  There was a panel of 6 with real life experiences in handling juvenile adjudication with first hand knowledge of its impact on children and families long term.  Judge Mable Mayfield, member of Benton Harbor St Joseph Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, was moderator.  

The event was attended by approximately 100 individuals and representatives from organizations across Michigan.  Event co-sponsors were Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Benton Harbor St Joseph Alumnae Chapter and State Bar of Michigan:  The Criminal Issues Initiative and The Equal Access Initiative of the Committee on Social Justice Initiatives.

Senior Sweetheart's Day Event

  The Senior Sweetheart's Day event was held on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at the Benton Harbor Senior Citizens Center.  Sorority members entertained the seniors with singing, poetry and games.  Prizes were awarded during the HEARTS and other games.   Cookies and punch were also served.  The event followed their regularly scheduled lunch.