Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter

President’s Corner


Greetings, Sorors & Friends!

Welcome to the official website of Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. I am honored and humbled to serve as the president of our prestigious chapter. We are a membership of over 500 diverse, talented, dedicated and college-educated women working together and advocating for the citizens of Philadelphia, PA.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private non-profit organization founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 revered, college women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Our organization is committed to public service with a primary focus on the Black community and to the constructive development of its more than 200,000 members.

Since being chartered in 1927, in alignment with Delta’s National Five Point Programmatic Thrust, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter’s activities and events focus on:

  • Economic Development
  • Education Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter has built a legacy of unwavering commitment to service within our designated service area of Philadelphia County by promoting academic excellence, focusing on scholarship, encouraging social action, maintaining staunch political involvement and providing programs and services to meet community concerns.

We work in collaboration with partners in the spirit of sisterhood to provide the residents of our service area with innovative public service programs. We believe in the power of collaboration and welcome opportunities to partner with organizations that align with our purpose. If you are interested in working with us on a program, send an email to so that we can discuss the possibilities.

If you are a member of our illustrious, dynamic sisterhood and are looking for a chapter home, I invite you to join us at a chapter meeting or event. You will be welcomed with open arms! If you are a member of the community, please support our public events so that we can continue the legacy and vision that our 22 esteemed Founders began on January 13, 1913.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will return frequently to obtain information with regards to our upcoming events.

Yours in service,

Dr. Penny Sparks Nixon, Chapter President

Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.