On behalf of the Kaptivating Kappa Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, I would like to welcome you to our website! Thank you for taking the time out to explore and learn more about our dynamic organization and chapter, which strive to uphold the founding principles of sisterhood, scholarship and service.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. Founded on the campus of Howard University on January 13, 1913 by 22 dynamic and trailblazing young women, Delta redefined what it meant to be a part of a sorority, and promoted academic excellence and provided assistance to those in need. Delta Sigma Theta's distinct legacy and commitment to public service and social activism is carried on by over 200,000 active members in 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters in the United States and many countries internationally.
Kappa Lambda is committed to empowering the students of Syracuse University, serving the overall Syracuse community and adopting the initiatives of the sorority through the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust which include: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The chapter's extensive programming include annual events and initiatives such as The Total Woman Retreat, Jabberwock Talent Showcase, and Scholarship Soiree (the proceeds of Jabberwock and Soiree are both donated to the chapter's Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Fund to support Syracuse area high school students in their pursuit of higher education). Kappa Lambda is also committed to mentoring the youth through the programs Delta Academy and Delta GEMS, C.H.O.I.C.E.S, and the Dark Girls Mentoring Program at Danforth Middle School in Syracuse. Other chapter initiatives include H.A.I.T.I Now which supports the country of Haiti with donations of school supplies and children's books to the Good Shepard and Love Orphanage which was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake; the Perpetual Grace initiative which was created to honor the late Perpetua Oduinaya (mother of chapter member Elizabeth Oduinaya) through the donation of medical supplies to the LAUTech Teaching Hospital of Osogbo, Nigeria; and She's Got Game, the chapter's first public speaker series, which was created to expose the campus and community to the talents of many African American women in the media industry.
Today, Kappa Lambda proudly carries on the Torch of Wisdom as we uplift the students of Syracuse University and surrounding community members. Thank you once again for taking the time to visit our website. We hope for your continuous support throughout this new and exciting academic year!