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

Police Forum & Community Relations Forum

Sorors along with police officers and other community stakeholders and residents, participated in small group discussions to develop strategies regarding building trust between police and the community. Some of the common strategies amongst the small groups were the following: making police officers more visible in the community, providing more community appreciation events to honor police officers and community members, ridding the stereotype of "snitching", implementing more training programs on cultural sensitivity and competence and having a better understanding of community to be served, more interaction with students such as the D.A.R.E. program, trusted community members being more involved in the direction of cases, police officers to speak up when other police officers commit crimes instead of choosing silence, seeing police officers without uniforms at community events and many other strategies. MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) will be using the strategies to  prepare recommendations to advance the quality of police-community relationships, training and recruitment of law enforcement officers across Michigan. 

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

Soror Lesten Alston was initiated into Beta Chi Chapter at Lane College in Jackson Tennessee.  

Benton Harbor St. Joseph Alumnae Chapter has benefited from Soror Alston service to Delta Sigma Theta.  She has contributed to the Chapter by holding the positions of Vice President, Sergeant-at-arms, and chairperson of the following committees: Membership Intake,  Ebony Fashion Show, and Hospitality. Her favorite sorority position is Hospitality Chair person.  She states, "I enjoy serving in a position that brings joy to others."

Soror Alston's choice to become a Delta because the Delta's on campus at Lane College seem to show more love and compassion than the other sororities.  Her older sister also encouraged her to choice Delta.  According to Soror Alston, she has remained active "because of the service we do for others." Delta has been a fantastic journey in Soror Alston's life.  She has developed some wonderful friends and sisters that are as close as her biological sister. When asked Soror Alston stated, "If I had to do it over, I would not change a thing."  

Words of Wisdom: "Like a pebble dropped in a quiet pool an idea was formed in the hearts of women of Delta Sigma Theta that has spread in ever widening circles of like minded women throughout the world.  Let us keep that circle growing with loving, caring, trusting, working, dedicated, compassionate, educated, moral and spiritual women."

Race Relations Forum

Dr. Gladys Peeples-Burks, Phd., a member of Benton Harbor Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Dr. Larry Feldman, Chairman of the Race Relations Council of Southwest Michigan, participated in a forum on promoting racial equally in education.  The forum was held at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor as part of the colleges'  annual celebration of Dr. M. L. King Jr.'s birthday.  Dr. Peeples-Burks is chairperson of the Race Relations education committee and also a member of the Lake Michigan College Alumni Board of Directors.

Scholarship Application Available

Benton Harbor St Joseph Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship application is available for high school seniors.  The scholarship application due date to Friday February 24, 2017

Please click below to access the application.
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