History of the Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter

In 1955, Baton Rouge had two active chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: Alpha Tau at Southern University and Upsilon Sigma, a graduate chapter based in South Baton Rouge. Several sorors in the Southern University/Scotlandville area maintained active membership status with Upsilon Sigma. Because of the considerable distance to be traveled to meetings and other activities plus the scarcity of cars among women at this time, the sorors could not be as active as they desired. Many sorors who joined the faculty at Southern University could not be active participants at all. Consequently, in 1955 several sorors began a movement to establish another chapter in the North Baton Rouge community to:

1. Focus on Projects in the Immediate Community