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In 1913, the founders of Delta Sigma Theta envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and community service. These youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for social welfare, academic excellence, cultural enrichment and de-emphasized the social side of sorority life.

Their ideals of scholarship was incorporated as a national organization. The record of incorporation is filed in the Congressional Library in Washington DC. Today there are over 250,000 members in 950 chapters, 47 states, Haiti, Liberia, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, the Caribean, Germany, England, the Republic of Panama, Japan, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.

In 1982, a group of undergraduate women came together in the interest of starting a chapter of Delta Sigma theta Sorority, Incorporated at Dartmouth College. In the fall of 1983, this group of active, socially conscious young women fought for campus recognition. After the lifting of a campus moratorium on sororities, these determined women rallied for a spot and were recognized in the Spring of 1984. Simultaneously, these women were working to obtain a charter from the Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. In the Spring of 1985, these women reached their goal and 14 women were initiated into Delta Sigma Theta's Pyramid Club. These women became Pi Theta's official founding line whey they signed this chapter's charter on April 28, 1985.