The Iota Delta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. is displaying their devotion to service and sisterhood, during Delta Week on the campus of Grambling State University. Delta Week is from Oct. 20 through Oct. 24, and concentrates on sisters of Iota Delta serving their university and community.
Each day of Delta Week contains its own event, devoted to its own purpose. Starting Monday, Oct. 20, in Black and Gold Room at Grambling State the sorority had their first event called The Ultimate Decision at 7:13 p.m. The sisters of Delta Sigma Theta held this event to inform students about what was going on politically in their local area. Each political candidate that was in attendance had a chance to speak in front of the students, and inform the students about them running for office.
La’Resha Taylor a senior social work major from Houston, Texas serves as the president of the Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Iota Delta chapter. Taylor expressed her desire for students to know who was running for office, and why they would make good a candidate. Taylor said “The Ultimate Decision, we gave each candidate running for office in the city of Grambling a opportunity to give a speech on why they should be elected.”
The seminar “Driving Me Crazy” was on Tuesday, and it took place in the Favrot Student Union. The purpose of this seminar was to inform students about the potential dangers of driving. Howard G. Caviness, the Interim Police Chief at Grambling State spoke at the seminar, and told students how important it was to drive safe. Caviness covered the topics of texting and driving, driving while intoxicated, and others potential distractions that drivers may face. The message that was left to the students was to be safe and use wise judgment.
Wednesday, Delta Sigma Theta held an event titled “Diamonds in the Rough” in the Favrot Student Union Room 242. “Diamonds in the Rough” is a women’s empowerment event for females only. The vice president of the Iota Delta chapter Burgundy Hammond said “We are trying to enforce the idea that they are all queens so we will be giving out sashes as well as showing them the queen positions Delta Iota has held!” In attendance will be the former 2011 – 2012 Miss Grambling State University Jamesia Leonard.
Delta Week continued on Thursday with “Readi Set Go Pink.” This seminar was geared towards raising the awareness of students regarding breast cancer. Chapter president La’Resha Taylor said “It going to be a informational event to raise awareness.”
The last and final event “Serving the Community” on Friday, Oct. 24, the sisterhood will go to the Boys and Girl Club. The sisterhood wants to provide their service to those who are in need. After all the Delta Sigma Theta Inc. is a sorority dedicate to service and sisterhood.