Our Philosophy on Multiculturalism
While most fraternities and sororities are becoming increasingly more diverse, our Founders sought not only to bring together people of all backgrounds but to build a Siblinghood (brotherhood & sisterhood) of individuals who share a passion for multiculturalism as a way of life. Theta Delta Sigma is diverse by choice, not circumstance.
Though it is common for many to view diversity in terms of ethnicity, sexuality, spirituality, and class, Theta Delta Sigma believes that true multiculturalism transcends these classifications.
Traditionally, multicultural Greek-letter organizations, are comprised of men or women. However, Theta Delta Sigma views gender as an integral part of the fabric of diversity and it is for that reason, that our Founders established Theta Delta Sigma as a mixed-gender fellowship.
As a multicultural fraternal organization, Theta Delta Sigma strives to make diversity the rule instead of the exception. This means that we intentionally consider diversity in all aspects of our organization and place it at the core of our activities, initiatives, and programs.
Our Siblinghood is not merely a diverse group of people but, each individual and chapter is challenged to live our values by:
- Celebrating diversity;
- Advocating for minorities;
- Respecting difference;
- Educating others; and
- Serving the community
Since inception, Theta Delta Sigma has collected demographic data from its members. While the chart on the left displays only self-reported ethnicity data, our Siblinghood is represented by:
- 70+ cultures and nationalities
- 6 out of 7 continents
- All major religions
- Various gender identities and sexualities
- A mix of socio-economic statuses
- Different academic and professional interests
Additional statistics may be available upon request.