Dover Alumnae Chapter History
Epsilon Kappa Sigma Chapter, now Dover Alumnae Chapter, was chartered in 1955 by 12 incredibly talented, visionary women. The early meetings were held in members' homes as they focused on the direction of the Chapter. The first public service activities for the Chapter was the development of the Sub-Deb program, awarding scholarships, Jabberwock and contributing to Thicka, a maternity hospital built in Kenya, Africa by the Sorority.
In 1957, the first initiates came into the Chapter and these women were Edith Hardcastle, Reba Hollingsworth, Nora Patrick, and Emma Woodson. In January 1958, Dover Alumnae spearheaded the chartering of Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Delaware State College (now University).

Heritage and Archives
The Heritage and Archives Committee is responsible for documenting and cataloguing Chapter properties and materials to preserve the local history of the Chapter. The current initiatives of this Committee inlcude Delta Heritage Moments-historical facts presented at monthly Chapter meetings to enlighten our sisterhood on our past achievements as an organization.

Arts and Letters Committee
The National Commission on Arts and Letters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was established in 1973 by National President Lillian P. Benbow. The mission of the Dover Alumnae Chapter Arts and Letters Committee is directly aligned with that of the National Commission. The Dover Alumnae Arts and Letters Committee strives to promote positive images of African Americans and other minorities in the local and surrounding communities through the mediums of music, dance, drama, and poetry. The Committee promotes diverse cultural endeavors and artist presentations through encouragement of participation in events such theatre productions, concerts, plays, book clubs and collaboration with other Greek Letter Organizations in promoting and sponsoring arts and letters events. Special efforts are made to support the work of Deltas in the varying areas of the arts and entertainment.

The current major initiative of the National Commission on Arts and Letters is Project ART: Actively Redefining Together. This initiative was designed as a collective effort to support, nurture, and uplift positive programming while rejecting demeaning and harmful images in all forms of entertainment and media; i.e, music, film, radio, television, and print. Dover Alumnae Chapter is committed to bringing forth those activities and events that affect, positively reflect and/or uplift the African American community.


Dover Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
PO BOX 636 • Dover DE, 19903