Sisterhood Scholarship▲ Service Social Action

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Traci Williams
President, San Jose Alumnae Chapter

Greetings Sorors and Friends!


Welcome to our website.  We are embarking on an exciting and invigorating year. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, non-profit organization.  Our 22 Founders envisioned a sisterhood whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs to local communities like ours and throughout the world.  We currently have over 320,000 predominately Black college educated women and the Sorority currently has over 1,000 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Republic of Korea, Canada and West Africa. 


San Jose Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on November 8, 1970, by women committed to community service, and driven by the same vision and purpose as the 22 Founders of our Sorority. We have provided over 50 years of service to Santa Clara County. Our mission is accomplished through our Five Point Programmatic Thrust:


Economic Development

Educational Development     

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement


We remain committed to making an impact in our community by serving through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We continue to encourage civic engagement as we face issues in Santa Clara County with the ban of flavored tobacco, the upcoming recall election of Governor Newsom and the redistricting process as the result of the 2020 Census.  We also continue to provide our Images program (also known as Delta Gems) for girls, ages 13 to 18 and our EMBODI program for boys, ages 11 to 18.


While we will be able to return to in-person events to raise funds for scholarship, some of our efforts will remain virtual. We hope that our supporters will continue to contribute to the education of our young people. To make a donation to our scholarship program, click here.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our chapter and please visit our site regularly for upcoming events.


Best Regards,

Traci Williams

President, San Jose Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Mark your calendar for the 26th Annual Harambee Luncheon!


NBC Bay Area's Marcus Washington will once again serve as emcee for this fundraising event featuring a live entertainment, a vendor marketplace, raffle opportunity gift baskets, and a presentation of the 2022 scholarship recipients.

Harambee (meaning, "a call to unity and collective work") is the annual signature event for the San Jose Alumnae Chapter. Over the years, the chapter has raised well over $200,000 in college scholarship monies for local high school students.

The 2022 event will be held in the Banquet Hall of the IBEW Local 332 in San Jose on Saturday, February 26 from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. This event will be socially distanced; all event attendees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test and follow the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Safety Guidelines (masks are required). For guests who purchase a ticket for the event; free PCR testing will be available on February 25th. Doors will open at 10am on the day of the event for guests that would like to receive a free rapid COVID-19 test prior to the start of the event. (More details regarding event safety protocols will be posted via EventBrite this Sunday 01/09/2022)


Tickets are $100 and will include a meal provided by Jackie’s Place. (Meal selection options will be included in ticket purchase options.)


If you would like to make a donation, please make your check or money order payable to DREF. You can mail payments with a memo of Scholarship & Community Service Projects to San Jose Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. • P.O.Box 6841 • San Jose, CA 95150-6841


Harambee 2020 is presented by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation in partnership with the San Jose Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.The Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.