President’s Message

Greetings and welcome to the website of the Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter (JASSAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – a private, non-profit organization founded in 1913 by 22 college women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. We are committed to public service with a primary focus on the Black community and to the constructive development of its more than 200,000 members.

JASSAC was chartered in 1974 by seventeen dynamic and determined women who saw the need for public service in the suburbs located south of the Chicago metropolitan area. The chapter has a rich legacy of dedicated service by promoting academic excellence and working to provide solutions to address community concerns in our designated service area comprising of 47 communities. In the spirit of our 22 illustrious Founders, we are committed to “build on their vision” based on sisterhood, scholarship and service.

We work to provide innovative public service programs that are aligned with our National initiatives and focused on the Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  • Educational Development
  • Economic Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and are new to the area or looking for a chapter to call home, consider joining Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter. I would like to extend a warm invitation to our chapter meetings, membership services events, community outreach programs and fundraisers.

We appreciate the support provided to the chapter by our families, friends and those in the communities we serve. We believe in the power of collaboration and welcome opportunities to partner with other organizations. If you are interested in working with us on a program, send an email to

Thank you for visiting our website. Stay connected to Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter by visiting our website often.


LaCulia “Jackie” Pope

16th President

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter

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