Sixteen determined women sought "to perpetuate the ideals of our Founders through the union of college women," and establish a Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These women aspired to provide service to the community by implementing projects that were in sync with the Five Point Program of the sorority. They believed their collective leadership would advance the image and ideals of Delta Sigma Theta. The chapter was originally comprised of members from Minneapolis and St. Paul with a seat in Minneapolis. The original application to the charter was submitted by Jeanne I. Wilson and the chapter was chartered on March 12, 1966.
Charter Members from left to right
Wilma Lyghtner Kirchhofer, Catherine Woodard Williams, Jacquelynne Harrison Whitner, Mary Francis Kipper, Ethel English
Mary Francis Kipper
Mona T. Stephens
Catherine Woodward Williams
Jeanne I. Wilson