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.
ARTS AND LETTERS
Develop and coordinate programs designed to heighten chapter appreciation and awareness of cultural activities.
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. The goals for Delta GEMS are:
To instill the need to excel academically
To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and
To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Prepare the Delta Update and maintain the chapter's directory.
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.
The Vision Emergency Management is to assist the chapter in achieving sound preparedness planning and practices by developing guidelines and references necessary to aid chapter members in their individual and collective preparation, in order to receive expeditious and swift restoration following a disaster.
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.
Participants who are interested in developing leadership skills and acquire training.
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.
PHILANTHROPY (FUNDRAISING / DAY PARTY)
Raise funds for scholarships, social action and community outreach.
Coordinate the chapter’s charitable partnership activities.
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 (GRANT-WRITING)
Shall write grants to secure funds for funding technology resources.
RITUALS AND CEREMONIES (CUSTODIANS)
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
Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarships to area high school students attending four year colleges. The committee is responsibility for screening applications and awarding scholarships. The Jabberwock benefits the Chapter’s annual scholarships.
SEE (SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES)/ STEM
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, voter registration and to become involved in public policies and legislative activities. Some activities include:
1. Sponsoring voter registration and voter education programs
2. Combating voter suppression
3. The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society (ex-offenders)
4. Affordable health care and access to quality health care
5. Financial literacy and economic empowerment
6. Support for HBCU’s
7. Political awareness and involvement
8. Gender equality
9. Racial profiling
Plans and implements social activities for chapter members.
Will enhance the Sorority’s use of technology by implementing solutions to help the Sorority function more efficiently. Advise the President and Executive Board on technology related matters. Maintain chapter’s website, media sites and list serve. Evaluate and recommends purchases of hardware, peripherals and software. Serve as resource consultants on all technology-related activities and encourage the use of best practices; and stay on cutting-edge of technology.