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History & Community Programs


Welcome to the official website of the Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an active chapter located in the Sensational South Atlantic Region!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's biennial National Conventions, and each of the seven Regional Conferences (held during years when there is no National Convention) typically hosts thousands of members. At the 51st National Convention held in the District of Columbia during the sorority's centennial celebration, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.


Specifically, Petersburg Alumnae Chapter has served historic Petersburg and surrounding areas for more than 80 years! Here, you will find information regarding the programs, members, and purpose of our chapter. Whether you are a chapter member, a Soror from another chapter, or a friend or supporter of our chapter, please take the opportunity to tour our website, view our photos and become more familiar with some of our chapter's programs, projects, and activities. 


Upcoming Events

Community Programs

Petersburg Alumnae Chapter provides public service initiatives aligned with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Five-Point Program Thrust of:


Economic Development

Educational Development

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement

Chapter History

The Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in Ettrick, Virginia, on April 5, 1941, as the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. The name was changed to Petersburg Alumnae Chapter following a decision of the Twenty-Fourth National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, in 1956, on the renaming of graduate chapters. 


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