I know you don’t come here for the tea on Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, my beloved sorority, but allow me this indulgence as Jan. 13 is my sorority’s Founders Day! Back in 2016, I was blessed to have the opportunity to share in my local newspaper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution why I wanted to pledge my sorority 26 years ago! Please see below…
My introduction to black Greek collegiate culture was the same as many of us who grew up in the ‘1990s, the golden age of black pop culture.
I tuned into “A Different World” week after week as a high school student. I remember the episode when Whitley pushed too hard while pledging her roommate Kim, who was attempting to be initiated into her sorority.
Whitley’s drill sergeant attitude backfires when Kim and the rest of the pledges simultaneously stop taking orders from her. In the span of the 30-minute sitcom, they, of course, work out their differences, becoming not only sisters in friendship but sorority sisters.
That sorority seed was planted then and began to grow when an older friend pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at Wake Forest University. Read the rest of the story on ajc.com.