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Political Awareness & Involvement

Delta Sigma Theta has been committed to service through social action since our founding in 1913. Our 22 Founders participated in the Suffrage March of 1913, just two months after establishing the Sorority, and our members have been at the forefront of social and political struggles ever since.


Under the direction of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta mobilizes our members, chapters, and national leaders to advocate for the Sorority’s predetermined positions and objectives. The National Social Action Commission was officially established in 1963 to provide information and direction to the membership on current civil rights issues. It traces its roots back to the Vigilance Committee, which was created to strengthen and unify the social action efforts of the Sorority. As a result of these efforts, Delta Sigma Theta has become an integral part of the movement to secure equal political, educational, and economic rights for all Black people.

Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter is committed to social action.  We host voter registration drives and candidate forums to prepare and inform our community.  in addition to candidate forums, we also facilitate forums to discuss topics that affect our community, city, and state.  Our annual Women's Empowerment Summit is an event to motivate, educate, and inspire women to go out into their communities and make a difference.  

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