WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez yesterday met with over two dozen Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members in his Washington, D.C. office. Members from the seven chapters that represent North Jersey were in attendance. Delta Sigma Theta is an international non-profit organization made up of more than 200,000 predominately Black college-educated women who focus on community development and public service in African American communities. The sorority was in D.C. for their 30th Annual “Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital”.

“I look forward every year to when the wonderful sisters of Delta Sigma Theta visit my D.C. office,” said Sen. Menendez. “From voting rights and gun safety to criminal justice reform and affordable health care, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta are dedicated to creating a society that’s fair and just for everyone. I look forward to working closely with the Deltas on these critical issues throughout this year.”


Founded in 1913, the sorority bases their programming on a Five Point Thrust, which includes economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement.

The North Jersey chapters include:

  • Bergen County Alumnae (Teaneck, Bergen) - Anita Jenkins, Chapter President
  • Montclair Alumnae (Montclair, Essex) - Paquita Hollie Mason, Chapter President
  • North Jersey Alumnae (Newark, Esex) - Ericka Shoulard, Chapter President
  • Morristown Alumnae (Morristown, Morris) - Marian Sykes Johnson, Chapter President
  • Paterson Alumnae (Paterson, Passaic) - Jonnine N. DeLoatch, Chapter President
  • Delta Zeta (Kean, Rutgers Newark, Bloomfield, Montclair Universities) - Qianah Heavens, President
  • Upsilon Phi (Seton Hall University) - Kimani Key, Chapter President

Patricia Williamson, the NJ State Social Action Coordinator, and Reverend Dr. Deborah Stapleton, a National Executive Board member, both members of the Central Jersey Alumnae chapter were in attendance as well.