Delta Sigma Theta prepares for Kanye West-themed sorority week
The Theta Xi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is making its presence known with a number of activities: voter registration drives; working with kids with special needs and autism and a step show to end the week.
Delta Week is April 3-8, and is named Delta SZN, which is taken from entertainer and designer Kanye West’s clothing line, Yeezy SZN, explained the vice president of the chapter, Maya Loving. It’s a week of events ranging from forums to community service by the Delta Sigma Thetas.
“Each day is named after a song from multiple Kanye albums,” Loving said.
Throughout the week, the Deltas are hosting a variety of events, including a voter registration event, a day dedicated to building your brand, a girls lock in and “Pillow Talk” with the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
They will end the week with their stroll off on Friday at 5 p.m. at the top of the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage.
Each year, every Greek member also participates in a community service activity during Greek week. This year, for community service, the Deltas will be participating in the Walk for Hope benefiting autism.
The sisters will be at different stations helping and assisting with the games and activity area with the kids. They will be helping at tables such as the Coke booth and the art activity area, facilitating the large Connect Four game and face painting.
“The purpose of Delta Week,” said Myleeza Mingo, chapter Sergeant-at-Arms, “is to get people more familiar with the organization and let them understand Delta is not just about throwing pyramids and strutting, but they do service and work as well.”
“Through this week, we can show people that we are back and very much active on campus,” Loving said. “There are so many times when people have come up to me and said that they didn’t even know we were on campus. So I really hope to gain that presence.”
“One thing I think people will like the most about Delta week is seeing the fun and chill side of us,” Mingo said. “Most people think Greeks are so scary and intimidating, which is the opposite of what we are and what we represent. I hope everyone can see how normal and goofy we are.”