Political Awareness and Involvement

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. established its Social Action Commission. The commission originally set as its objective — “to stimulate social action and education of chapters on current issues.” The mission statement was revised in 2000; it now defines the purpose of social action as “to promote leadership, advocacy, and empowerment to effect social change and public policy…linking leaders and organizations through education and communication to promote progressive public policy that results in the improved well-being of individuals and families, especially African Americans." In line with the mission and under the direction of the National Social Action Commission, the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is committed to advocating for social justice and responsible governing of the people residing in the communities we serve, particularly those who are underserved and often overlooked.