The Delta Iota Chapter Deltas of Grambling State University are back and moving forward. The rebirth of the legendary sorority’s local chapter is in its beginning stages.
Grambling’s Deltas hadn’t probated in five years. That changed Tuesday night.
The event revealed the 48 initiates. The sorors expressed joy, love, and relief. Many said that this is just the start of the future for Grambling State University’s Deltas.
Hundreds stood in front of the Men’s Gym awaiting the new members’ arrival.
“It’s been along time coming,” said junior hotel restaurant major Cameron Butler.
The last Delta Iota line crossed during Spring 2007. New sorors, and the only twins on the line, Keshawn and Keshone Roberts said that they conquered the road to Delta.
As their aunt and mother cheered for them, they celebrated the end of the beginning process with 46 sisters.
The Delta Iota chapter was founded November 13, 1950.
Enjoying the time spent with her 48 new sisters, Janeya Griffin, the current chapter president said, ” It was fun getting to know the new sisters.
“I may not have bonded with every new sister but I am still getting to know some and will have plenty of time to get to know the ones who I haven’t talked with much.
“I am also proud of each and every one of them.”
Griffin said past experiences with Deltas brought her through a lot as a member of the organization. She said Delta taught her to be a better person.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. provided more growth for her as a human and for her future.
Griffin stated that when she crossed Delta Iota in Spring ’07, there were 56 sisters, with seven active on campus now.
“We had a lot of obstacles but we got through them and the end of the day we were successful in bringing 48 new ladies into our illustrious sisterhood.
“D.I. is back stronger than ever. I see nothing but good things coming from these ladies,” said Ebonie Hubbard, a Spring ’07 Delta who helped bring in the line.
New Delta Cherie Silas, said she was glad to be a Delta and be back. Deltas will do what we need to do to stick around, she said.
Silas mentioned that she became Delta because she and her best friend made a commitment to wanted to pledge and become Delta women. Both fulfilled that promise.
“Delta Sigma Theta is a beautiful organization dedicated to … uplifting the African diaspora,” said new Delta Jelyse Dawson.
“We are women of faith, hope and love.”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 at Howard University by 22 visionary women.