Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Southfield Alumnae Chapter (SAC) was chartered on November 17, 1984. Due to the vision and efforts of 31 women, SAC became the 738th chapter of our Grand Chapter, the first African-American Greek letter organization to be established in the city of Southfield, Michigan, and one of the city’s first African-American women’s organizations. Today, SAC has more than 300 members.
The chapter is proud of its Tutorial Program, which was established in 1985 and serves Southfield-area students. The chapter sponsors youth enrichment programs including the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute, which assist young people with service projects and academic enrichment while promoting scholarship and cultural endeavors. SAC also sponsors EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence), a collaborative program that focuses on the plight of African-American males. Additionally, the chapter supports the Torch of Wisdom Foundation, Inc. and the scholarship-based Cotillion Ball.
Throughout each year, SAC holds economic symposiums, political candidate forums, domestic & sexual violence awareness forums, health awareness clinics and other programs that address issues pertaining to women and minorities. The chapter is also regularly involved in voter registration drives, and programs that feed the homeless, assist children’s shelters, and support seniors who reside in nursing homes.
As SAC continues its work in the community, the chapter believes in forming a coalition with other organizations to address the plight of those negatively impacted by economic and social ills.
Southfield Alumnae Chapter Charter Members
|Deborah A. Baber||L. Maxine Thomas Jones||Gwendolyn Powell-Cromartie|
|Martha McGregor Brown||Constance Williams Joseph||Rosemary Leonard Reed|
|Beverly Allen-Cousin||Antoinette Holly Lett||Mary Sharp Richards|
|Sandra Stilla Daggs||Barbara M. McArthur, Ph.D.||Ingrid Rivers|
|Olivia Brown Dyson||Michele McArthur||Janet Hardie Stewart|
|Mary Taylor Enoch||Daisy Woods Midgett||Natalia Tanner-Cain, M.D.|
|Gloria Blanks Hardy||Dorothy Lett Ogletree||Rosalie Mahaley Trent|
|Shirley Brown Harvey||Lynn Floyd Oliver||Brenda Edmonds Wallace|
|Bobbie K. Hentrel, Ph.D.||Carolyn Howard Parnell||Patricia D. Williams|
|Lasenia Howie Jones||Vivian Phillips||Lisa Love Wright|
|Joy Downs Young|
Southfield Alumnae Chapter Past Presidents
|1984-1988 Olivia B. Dyson||1992-1995 Peggy J. Harrell||2002-2006 LaNita R. Haith-Williams, Esq.|
|1988-1990 Dr. Mary J. Leonard||1995-1998 Carolyn Parnell Stansbury||2006-2010 Carolyn A. Drake|
|1990-1992 Arlene H. Young||1998-2002 Mary J. Richards||2010-2014 Marcia D. Griffin|