The Delta GEMS program of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been nominated for the Imani Mentoring Award with the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement! The 8th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St. Memphis, TN 38104.

This event is open to the public. ‪#‎sctacDST‬ ‪#‎Memphis‬ ‪#‎choose901‬‪#‎mentoring‬ ‪#‎DST1913‬


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Human Trafficking Event Flyer

News Release



CONTACT:     Paula Jones


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Public Forum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will shine a light on the horrors of human trafficking at a public forum on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 7289 Highway 64 Bartlett, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. It is a horrific crime against humanity on a local and global level. Mostly young girls— are trafficked and fall victim to this exploitation. We want you to join us for an afternoon to hear about we are affected right here in Shelby County.  The FBI, Memphis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, US Attorney’s Office of Ed Stanton and other community resource vendors will be on site.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than  200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority  currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan  (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas  and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

Economic Development

Educational Development

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913, by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.  The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009, and has awarded over $50,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at

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dst omega tailgate

Regardless of which Tiger you are rooting for TSU or JSU, come join the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at the Southern Heritage Classic Tailgate on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  Food will be served from 11:30AM4:30PM.  Pay onsite $15 for the tailgate & purchase $20 game tickets. You can wear your paraphernalia or your ME PHI ME gear as you stroll at the TAILGATE AFTER PARTY at the tent. 
Facing the Liberty Bowl Stadium and the Mid-South Coliseum head towards the area between the two structures near the fence & railroad tracks to find the tent. Contact Audrey Ward (901) 826-9561 or Gwen Callian (901) 268-0235 for questions.
Needed (in Memphis):  Admissions reps. OR someone able to present admissions information on behalf of these schools.  
Alabama A & M University
Alcorn State University
Arkansas State University
Austin Peay State University
Clark Atlanta University
Christian Brothers University
Dillard University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida A & M University
Howard University
Jackson State University
Lane College
Spellman College
Southwest Community College
Texas A & M University
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
University of Mississippi
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
University of Tennessee (Chattanooga)
University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech

The West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is recruiting for its Annual Stepping Into College Step Show.  The show will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014  3:00 p.m. at Wonder Elementary School, 801 S. 16th West Memphis, AR.  Each year we invite several acts to complete for awards and bragging rights.  We also have exhibition performances by members of the Divine 9.

Our main goal is to provide high school students with information about college/university admission requirements.  We do so by offering an opportunity for students to  speak with admission representatives.  We hope that you will join us this year.  Additionally, proceeds are utilized for scholarships.

It was a pleasure speaking with you this morning.  For more information, please contact Robin Williamson at 503-6253 or me at the email provided below.  We sincerely thank you for your time and support.

Best regards,

Tracye LaBattes Parker
President, West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Delta ACT Workshop, to be held on campus Saturday morning, February 23rd will be the large. (Students start arriving at 8:00 a.m.)  Over 200 high school students have already registered, and Delta expects to receive some “group registrations” from several area schools.  The ACT Coordinator, Mary Helen Sinclair just informed me that we should plan for approximately 400 participants!

25 Delta members are volunteering and several area school principals are expected to be on campus.

Please consider this to be a recruiting event!  (10th, 11th, 12th graders)

DST Centennial Day Party

The Jabberwock Scholarship Program and Pageant is geared towards young ladies in grades 10th – 12th.  The program focuses on:

  • Career Planning
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Friendship Building
  • Developing Poise
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Goal Development

In addition to having a wonderful experience that adds to the participant’s personal growth and development, participants compete to win scholarships and additional prizes!

Jabberwock Orientation Dec. 15th, 2012; 3 p.m.

LeMoyne Owen College
Little Theater
Alma C. Hanson
Student Center – Lower Level


Contact for more information:
June Chinn-Jointer -Co-chair
901. 691.1968


10th through 12th grade student
Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
A 250-word essay
Two (2) letters of recommendation




The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will award the Maggie McDowell Scholarship to qualifying Memphis City and Desoto County High School seniors in May.

Recipients of the scholarship will be those graduating seniors who have
demonstrated excellence in the following areas:  academic preparation, school and community involvements, and positive character traits.

Click Here for Application