In 1985, a group of 26 Delta women much like our famous 22 Founders, had a vision for a better Hattiesburg through community service. This vision became a reality on April 19, 1986 marking the beginning of another historic “Delta Journey.” Since that day, twenty-six years ago, Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter has truly expanded it’s membership. Our chapter has provided annual educational scholarships and school supplies to deserving students, and funded numerous Presidential Classrooms. Hattiesburg Alumnae continues to take pride in the production of the bi- annual Jabberwock and the annual Mardi Gras Ball.
At the start of the new millennium, Hattiesburg Alumnae refocused its attention to current health care disparities that affect our local community. Our chapter provides STD/HIV/AIDS screenings, breast cancer awareness programs, diabetic education, and the prevention of heart disease. The chapter also participates in voter registration drives and voter assistance by providing transportation to election polls. Hattiesburg Alumnae sponsors workshops on home ownership and assist with building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter is committed to mentoring teenagers in our community through the Delta Academy and Delta GEMS (Del-Teen) organizations. We launched the EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program in July 2010.
Hattiesburg Alumnae became more technology driven developing the chapter's web page which provides links for voter registration and scholarship applications, as well as keeping the community and members abreast of upcoming chapter events.
“Looking to our past to build our future”, Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated marked its 25th Anniversary serving the Hattiesburg area, Sunday, April 17, 2011, with a luncheon featuring our 24th National President, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre as the guest speaker.
Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter members salute our past presidents, executive board, and the members for their valued contributions that are now a part of our chapter’s history.