CHAPTER PROGRAMS 

Black Women and Girls Rock Conference
This is an interactive conference whose purpose is to bridge the communication between mothers and daughters by encouraging constructive parent-child dialogue. Workshops are conducted on peer pressure, puberty, drugs and alcohol, teen pregnancy, personal hygiene, self-esteem, personal responsibility, careers, etc. The day includes morning and afternoon sessions, continental breakfast and lunch and keynote speakers.

Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
Our Delta GEMS program provides tools that enable girls at W.J. Keenan  the ability to sharpen and enhance their skills so that they will be better equipped to achieve high levels of academic success. As well, the GEMS program creates compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

May Week
This is a period in May of each year when scholastic achievements, educational opportunities and encouragement of higher scholarship is recognized. During the annual May week program, the Richland County Alumnae chapter awards scholarships to deserving high school and collegiate students and recognizes the participation of  Delta GEMS participants.

Arts and Letters Oratorical Contest 

The award-winning Oratorical Contest is an annual event, which provides middle school students in the service area the opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills, promote self-confidence, aid in educational enrichment, and facilitate character building.

Red Dress Luncheon 

The Red Dress Luncheon event falls under our Program Planning and Development initiative of the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.  It serves as an opportunity to educate and bring awareness to Heart Disease.  We have set aside the month of February to kick off “Healthy Heart Month” and our program is scheduled for every first Saturday of February.  We look forward to growing this initiative by collaborating with other local organizations and city-wide programs to extend our celebration.   It’s another opportunity for RCA to support our communities and address the growing demands of heart disease.

CHAPTER INITIATIVES

International Day of Service

Each April, RCA Deltas volunteer at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to register over 1000 students from across the state for Global Education Day. This event is in conjunction with the annual Columbia International Festival. Friday is set aside to educate young people about global cultures, geography, and to introduce them to their neighbors who are from 100 countries.

Community Giving 

  • School Supply Drive

  • Thanksgiving Basket Project

  • Families Helping Families

  • Book Drive to benefit students with our service area. 

  • March of Dimes 

  • Midlands Heart Walk

  • Walk For Life Breast Cancer Walk

Social Action

Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to institute activities that foster:

  • Sponsoring Voter Registration and voter education programs

  • Combating Voter Suppression

  • The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society (ex-offenders)

  • Affordable Health Care and access to quality health care

  • Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment

  • Support for HBCUs

  • Political Awareness and Involvement

  • Hosted SC Divine Nine Legislative Day

  • Community Forum on Gun Control 

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org or our regional website at www.dstsouthatlanticregion.org.

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