ARTS AND LETTERS
Develop and coordinate programs designed to heighten chapter appreciation and awareness of cultural activities.
Plan programs to ease the transition from collegiate to alumnae by exchanging sisterly activities and collaborative Delta programs that will foster meaningful relationships between collegiate and alumnae chapters.
The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.
A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.
This newsletter platform is designed as a unique tool to bridge our sisterhood and increase visibility for our various committee programs and chapter activities.
Plans and implements programs and projects that disseminate information in support of Black businesses, family maintenance management, community welfare support, i.e. Financial Fortitude and affordable housing management.
Encourage participation in current educational projects with local, regional, national and international emphasis to meet community needs.
Assist the chapter in achieving sound preparedness planning and practices by developing and communicating guidelines and references necessary to aid chapter members in their individual and collective disaster preparation.
Develop and monitor chapter budget and oversee financial management of the chapter.
Plan and implement the chapter's Founders Day celebration.
Plan and implement the annual Christmas Party and other activities for senior citizens in the community.
Plans, coordinates, and implements activities that provide education and participation in targeted health-related events affecting the community as well as support community change and a commitment to living a healthier lifestyle. Some activities are Health Walks, Domestic Violence Virgil, CPR, and First Aid Training, and Monthly health tips.
HERITAGE AND ARCHIVES
Provide, organized, and categorized the historical data of the chapter.
Plan and conduct the Annual Retreat, which evaluates the chapter’s activities and plan for the coming year. This committee shall plan ongoing internal management training and chapter programs.
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT
Coordinate international activities and identify opportunities to impact communities on a global basis by addressing worldwide issues and concerns.
Provide a variety of youth developmental activities and Programs which assist in character enhancement, academic skill development, and scholarship awards at the end of the Jabberwock process.
This program prepares chapter members for leadership positions within the sorority by providing structured insight on organizational operations, as well as mentorship.
Plan and implement the May Week celebration.
Develop and promote continuous programs for the retention and reclamation of the membership, and foster an atmosphere of rededication for active Sorors.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Review and initiate amendments to the chapter’s Policies and Procedures as needed in keeping with changes of Grand Chapter.
Raise funds for scholarships, social action, and community outreach.
Provide clear and authentic descriptions of the traditions and protocol of the Sorority (The Protocol and Traditions Manual), implement the established code of protocol and behavior within the organization, preserve the forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by the Sorority.
Provide remembrances for Sorors according to chapter Policies and Procedures.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Investigate grant opportunities that provide funding for chapter programming.
Ensure the chapter administers all youth initiatives consistent with the organization's risk management policies and procedure that minimize risk to our youth, our volunteers and to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
RITUALS AND CEREMONIES
Organize and facilitate chapter ceremonies, obtain and protect the Ceremonial properties of the chapter, set up/break down ceremonial table for chapter meetings, and other ceremonies. Plan, organize, and present a time/occasion for the chapter to explore the Jewels and Delta Oath
The Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarships to area high school students attending four-year colleges. The committee is responsible for screening scholarship applications and awarding the scholarships
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Increase the interest and success rate of African American elementary and middle school-aged children (K-8) in science and mathematics.
Aggressively address voter education and registration and involvement in legislative and public policy activities. Some additional activity areas include addressing access to affordable and quality healthcare, as well as support for HBCUs.
Plans and implements social activities for chapter members.
The Step Team facilitates participation in and represents the chapter during local, regional, and national step competitions.
Coordinate the chapter’s charitable partnership activities as outlined by National Headquarters to carry out our National initiatives.
Maintain the chapter’s website, media sites, and listserve; maintain and coordinate electronic communication to the chapter; evaluate and recommend purchases of hardware, peripherals, and software to the chapter, serves as a resource consultant on all technology-related activities, and encourage the use of best practices and cutting edge technology.