DoveR alumnae chapter


delta sigma theta sorority, inc.

Educational Development

Education & Youth

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity for us to enrich and enhance the education of young women. Our primary goal is to prepare these young women for leadership by focusing on the cultivation and maintenance of relationships, scholarship in math, science, and technology, and by providing opportunities for public service. Target: Young women ages 11-14.

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is an outgrowth and continuation of the Delta Academy program.  Locally, we offer monthly modules for the participants with a  focus to instill the need to excel academically, to assist in goal setting and planning for the future, and to actively involve these young women in service learning and community service projects. Target: Young women ages 14-18 (High School)

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program utilizes monthly modules to focus our efforts on the plight of African-American males. Locally, we have a team of male mentors who help improve the social skills and life skills of young men. 

Target: Young men ages 14-18 (High School)

Risk Management

Welcome to Dover Alumnae Chapter Risk Management for Volunteers

Who is a Volunteer?
In Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Delta Sigma Theta or Delta), any individual participating in Delta’s youth initiatives is defined as a volunteer.  This applies to members of Delta Sigma Theta and non-members (i.e. Deltas and non-Deltas)
Delta Sigma Theta has three national youth enrichment programs designed to promote the development of young girls and boys. These include, but are not limited to, Delta GEMS, Delta Academy and EMBODI (collectively “youth initiatives”).

What are the requirements for becoming a Volunteer?

  1. ​Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. Complete the application process
  3. Pass a criminal background check using the approved vendor
  4. Complete risk management training
  5. Sign and abide by the youth initiative code of ethics
  6. Recognize signs and symptoms of child abuse/neglect
  7. Abide by Delta’s mandatory reporting policy
Risk Management is the process of assessing risk and acting in such a manner, or prescribing policies and procedures, to minimize loss associated with such risk.
Risk Management is important because it protects our organization, ensures the safety of all participants in our youth programs, evaluates allocation of resources, focuses on the enrichment of our youth participants, and focuses on prevention.

Volunteer Forms + Training Registration

  1. Please email for information to Register for an upcoming volunteer training session.
  2.  Use the buttons below to download and complete the applicable forms for volunteering with youth programs with DAC. You will find:
  • Volunteer Training: Complete if you're a sorority member, parent or male mentor interested in volunteering with a Delta Youth Initiative Program
  • Parent/Guardian Form: Complete if you have a child or youth you plan to enroll in a Delta Youth Initiative Program
  • Background Check Link: Complete if you are a sorority member, parent or male mentor planning to volunteer with a Delta Youth Initiative Program.
Here are the instructions to complete forms.
Each application file is a fillable PDF. You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer to complete the form.  
1. Select the relevant file and download it. 
2. Save file to your computer. (Data added while opened in browser will not save)
3. Open the file in its location on your computer.
4. Complete and save the form.
5. Email completed form to

Volunteer Application

Parent/Guardian Forms     

Eastern Region Risk Management Background Screening


  • All DAC volunteers, collegiate transfers, transfers from other alumnae chapters and sorors who completed the annual confirmation update form last sorority year are required to complete a background screen this year.
  • Background Screenings conducted by InfoMart – If InfoMart previously conducted your background screen, your background screening may still be eligible. Please confirm your 3-year background screen eligibility period by sending supporting documentation of the date screening was obtained through InfoMart to
  • Background screening fee is paid directly as you checkout using the Eastern Region Risk Management Background Screening.
  • Complete background screen & volunteer application prior to attending volunteer training, preferably.
  • Over 15 minutes late to the training, requires registration for another session.
Please contact the Risk Management Coordinator at if you have any questions.


The Catherine B. Middleton Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of the daughter of founder Jimmie Bugg Middleton, who was a member of our Chapter.  It is awarded to high school seniors in Kent County, Delaware who are pursuing a degree at an accredited four-year college or university. Those receiving this scholarship may apply again, during their undergraduate studies.

 The Minnie M. Wynder Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of one of our charter members who gave untiringly to the Chapter, to the community, and to Delaware State University.  The scholarship is awarded to a student matriculating at Delaware State University, who demonstrates outstanding involvement in community service.

The Laquia (Luh-kee-uh) S. Leatherberry Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of a former Sub-Deb (now called Delta G.E.M.S.) who was attending the University of Delaware and majoring in education and at the age of 20, was killed by a drunk driver. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors in Kent County who will be attending a four-year accredited college/university and majoring in education


The Delaware Technical & Community College Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist African-American students who are currently matriculating at Delaware Technical & Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, facing financial obstacles in the pursuit of a higher degree.

Scholarship Applications are available at your local school. For questions, please email us at

DAC Programs

Educational Development
  • Delta Academy
  • GEMS
  • Scholarships

Economic Development

  • Community Housing
  • Economic Development

International Awareness & Involvement
Political Awareness & Involvement

      • Social Action
Physical and Mental Health
      • Family Project
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Dover Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

PO BOX 636

Dover, DE 19903

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