Delta Sigma Theta sorority is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by hosting Delta Week. The week of events starts with a healthy living program at 6:30 p.m. today in Student Center Room 205A.
Delta Week is a nationally recognized, community-focused sorority program aimed at informing the general public about the organization.
“This week’s programs show that we are an organization about sisterhood, scholarship and service,” Barbee said. “I expect the UCA community to gain knowledge of what Delta Sigma Theta stands for.”
Delta Week continues during X-period Tuesday with a re-enactment of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade, the first official event Delta Sigma Theta members attended after the organization’s founding. The parade will start at the Student Health building. The sorority will host its EMBODI: I am Man Scholarship program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Student Center Room 213.
My Cry in the Dark, a program bringing awareness to domestic violence, will be in Student Center Room 213 at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Barbee’s personal favorite event of Delta Week, Pie a Delta, will be held during X-period Thursday in front of Arkansas Hall. Students will be able to donate money to see their favorite Deltas get pies in their faces. All proceeds will go toward a book scholarship that the sorority awards to a UCA student during the week.
Delta Week concludes 3 p.m. Friday with the members of the sorority performing community service at Kids, Life & Money.
“I hope the UCA community learns a little something about why we as an organization have been able to impact communities all over the world for 100 years and why we plan on continuing to keep that impact going,” Barbee said.
For more information about Delta Week, check out the UCA Deltas’ Twitter page.