On January 13th, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by twenty-two undergraduate women. Our
founders were interested in establishing an organization committed to the promotion of high cultural, intellectual, and moral standards among its members for its own benefits as well as for that of
the larger society in which it existed.
Over the years, Delta Sigma Theta has become defined as a sisterhood based on public service. Delta has established a long and glorious history of educational, cultural,
political and social service in the the public's interest. To further its goals, Delta Sigma Theta operates under a Five Point Program Thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, Physical
and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement, and International Awareness and Involvement.
Today, our great sisterhood consists of almost 900 chapters in the United States and abroad and is the largest predominantly Black fraternal organization in the world.
Sustained by the bond of sisterhood, the challenges and successes of over 80 years inspire over 200,000 members today, and assure us that our organization and its efforts will continue making history
through every member's unique contribution of skill and spirit.
We are elite women. Our founders were interested in establishing an organization committed to the promotion of high cultural, intellectual, and moral standards among its
members for its own benefits as well as for that of the larger society in which it existed.
Lambda Zeta History
On, March 23, 1974, the University of Alabama witnessed the birth of the first black sorority on its campus. On that day, the Lambda Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Incorporated emerged. Spearheaded by the vision of the twenty-two founders of Delta Sigma Theta, our 11 charter members set the standards for having LZ make a profound impact on this
predominately white campus.
Following their lead, Lambda Zeta members strive for sisterhood, scholarship, and service. This is evident through the chapters community service programs such as Debates
between the College Democrats and the College Republicans; volunteering at the YMCA and schools in the Tuscaloosa community; International Mixer to promote cultural awareness; Hip-Hop Exercise;
Adopt-A-Freshman Mentoring Program; an annual Black History Trivia Bowl; and contributions to the Lupus Foundation in honor of one of our past members.
Lambda Zeta was reactivated December 2, 2017 at the Capstone, with 56 new initiates (L.E.G.E.N.D.Z)
For information involving the Lambda Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, please contact NPHC Advisor Nicole Jackson.