When it was chartered in 1975, Delaware chapter of Delta Sigma Theta made history as the first Black sorority on the University of Delaware campus. In this section, members of the sorority discuss the chapter’s founding, its history, and their experiences as sisters of Delta Sigma Theta.
Paris McBride interviewing Denise Hayman 1
Denise Hayman explains the process of pledging Delta Sigma Sorority, Incorporated, and also becoming the first African American sorority chapter on campus. She describes her experience and the important things she learned throughout the process. She touches on the relationships, connections and the unique membership of being in a sorority.
Paris McBride interviewing Denise Hayman 2
Denise Hayman looks back at all the work she did to found the sorority on the University of Delaware campus. She touches on how she can look back and be grateful for how far the sorority has come and how she remains involved today.
Brianna Perry interviewing Marlene Hurtt-Dunkley
In this clip, Marlene Hurtt-Dunkley explains the process of chartering the first African American sorority on campus: Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. She speaks of the trouble they got from the University and her fellow students when the sorority was first chartered in 1975.
Wilson Legg interviewing Janice Tildon-Burton
In this clip, Dr. Janice Tildon-Burton talks about why she is more fond of her time at Howard University than at Delaware. She also talks about how a sorority would have helped her become more involved on campus, and mentions how she helped bring a chapter of her sorority Delta Sigma Theta to the University of Delaware.
Daniel Minze interviewing Esther Hayman Welch
This clip features Esther Hayman Welch discussing her time at UD. Esther was the first President of the Mu Pi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at UD, and here she goes into some detail of her time as President.