On August 16, 1933...
The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter was established as the Psi Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founder Myra L. Davis Hemmings (Alpha Chapter), a local English teacher at the time, lead the charge to establish Delta’s presence in the San Antonio, TX area and Bella H. Cameron, Irene T. Holley and Lillian Thompson became the first initiates.
The first officers were:
Myra Lillian Davis Hemmings, President
Arlyne B. Wyatt, Vice President
Bernice Whitfield, Recording Secretary
Silicia W. Weston, Treasurer
Vessie Brown, Corresponding Secretary
Ruth Bellinger, Journalist
Inez Bumbrey, Sergeant-At-Arms
San Antonio Alumnae Chapter hosted Delta’s 1947 National Convention at which Dorothy I. Height was elected 10th National President. On August 23, 1958, the chapter was renamed San Antonio Alumnae Chapter.
At the 1968 National Convention when the Sorority’s 50th Anniversary was celebrated, the chapter won the prizes for its extraordinary scrapbook as well as the exquisite embroidered tablecloth made by chapter members.
Zeta Upsilon, a city-wide college based chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was established in May 1969 under the sponsorship of San Antonio Alumnae Chapter.
Since it’s inception, the chapter has worked diligently to carry out the philosophy upon which the Sorority was founded, committed to engaging in public service, concern for social welfare, academic excellence and cultural enrichment in the San Antonio community and surrounding areas.
The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter celebrated 85 years of service on August 16, 2018, this celebration was commemorated with a special “Salute to Psi Sigma”.