Delta Sigma Theta - DST

Chapter Name: Zealous Zeta Alpha

National Founding Date: January 15, 1913 at Howard University in Washington D.C.

Local Founding Date: April 22, 1967

Nickname:  Deltas

Symbol: Fortitude

Colors: Crimson and Cream

Motto: Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom

Flower: African Violet

National Philanthropy: Deltas Research and Educational Foundation

College GPA Requirement: 2.75

National Website:

Twitter: Twitter: @ZetaAlphaDST

Chapter Presidents Name: Lauren Marsch

Chapter Presidents Email:  Lauren Marsch



Chapter Bio:


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate, illustrious women at Howard University in Washington D.C. We are a non-profit organization founded upon Christian principles, whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. We are a sisterhood who has initiated more than 250,000 predominately Black college educated women. Today, we are celebrating 100 years of promoting academic excellence, educating, and actively participating in our communities.

On Saturday, April 22, 1967, Zeta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was charted as a city wide chapter. Zeta Alpha’s ranks have increased and strengthened with growth. To date almost 200 women have been initiated into our dynamic sisterhood through Zeta Alpha chapter. Zeta Alpha continues to serve the community with programs including the annual Sisterhood Summit and Diabetes the Simple Truth; and volunteering at the Haven of Rest and Battered Women’s Shelter. Collectively as a chapter we have a GPA of a 3.43, awarding us the highest GPA in our NPHC governing council for the spring 2013 semester. Furthermore, as a chapter we have earned the highest Philanthropy award of NPHC for the spring 2013 semester.