Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 986-2400
Fax: (202) 986-2513

National President
Dr. Paulette Walker
25th National President
Phone (202) 986-2400

National 1st Vice President
Beverly E.Smith

National 2nd Vice President
Brittani N. Blackwell

National Secretary
Cheryl A. Hickmon

National Treasurer
Terri E. Rivalte

Immediate Past National President
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre


National Information

Twenty-two young African-American women that wanted to make a difference in
their community founded Delta Sigma Theta on January 13, 1913 at Howard
University in Washington, DC. Those 22 founders started a rich tradition of
promoting personal excellence and social progress that continues today. The
founders of Delta Sigma Theta are:

Osceola McCarthy Adams Jimmie Bugg Middleton
Marguerite Young Alexander Pauline Oberdorfer Minor
Winona Cargile Alexander Vashti Turley Murphy
Ethel Cuff Black Naomi Sewell Richardson
Bertha Pitts Campbell Mamie Reddy Rose
Zephyr Chisom Carter Eliza Pearl Shippen
Edna Brown Coleman Florence Letcher Toms
Jessie McGuire Dent Ethel Carr Watson
Frederica Chase Dodd Wertie Blackwell Weaver
Myra Davis Hemmings Madree Penn White
Olive Jones Edith Motte Young

Past National Presidents

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Ph.D. 1919-1923
G. Dorothy Pelham Beckley 1923-1926
Ethel Lamay Calimese 1926-1929
Anna R. Johnson Julian, Ph.D. 1929-1931
Gladys Byram Shepperd 1931-1933
Jeannette Triplett Jones 1933-1935
Vivian Osborne Marsh 1935-1939
H. Elsie Austin, JD 1939-1944
Mae Wright Downs Allen Peck-Williams 1944-1947
Dorothy Irene Height, Ph.D. 1947-1956
Dorothy Penman Harrison 1956-1958
Jeanne L. Noble, Ph.D. 1958-1963
Geraldine Pittman Woods, Ph.D. 1963-1967
Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq. 1967-1971
Lillian Pierce Benbow 1971-1975
Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley 1975-1979
Mona Humphries Bailey 1979-1983
Hortense Golden Canady 1983-1988
Yvonne Kennedy, Ph.D. 1988-1992
Bertha Maxwell Roddey, Ph.D. 1992-1996
Marcia L. Fudge, Esq. 1996-2000
Gwendolyn Boyd 2000-2004
Louise A. Rice, Ph.D. 2004-2008
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre 2008-2013