Nu Iota History

On May 29,1976, the legacy continued when the Nu Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on the campus of Southern Methodist University under the auspices of nine courageous women. These nine women have appropriately been referred to as the "Divine Nine." Since that time, Nu Iota has been proactive in all areas of our illustrious sisterhood. The "Divine Nine" graduated and left a legacy of sisterhood and community service unparalleled by any other organization on SMU's campus. We will be forever indebted to these ladies for their visionary efforts to pave the way for our chapter to become what it is today. Their indelible work will always be a part of Nu Iota.

Nu Iota Chapter Charter Members

  • Donna DeVaugh
  • Debra Enge
  • Algrita Evans
  • Viki Hicks
  • Murial Johnson
  • Jacquelyn Love
  • Iva Nolden
  • Laura Pleasant
  • Gwen Redd


Chapter Programs

The Nu Iota Chapter plans and implements a variety of programs in addition to promoting and participating in Delta Sigma Theta's national programs. Annual programs put on by the Nu Iota Chapter include:

  • A Taste of Delta
  • Celebration of Lights: Adopt a Child
  • Community service efforts
  • Delta Dip
  • Words and Rhythm
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