Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization emphasizing the importance of community service and scholastic excellence. For twenty-four years, the Rho Lambda Chapter has proudly served the University of South Carolina Aiken’s campus and the surrounding Aiken community. Committed to Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service, the lovely women of Rho Lambda are actively engaging in public service initiatives, social action programming, in addition to political reform. We take pride in our continuing excellence in academics, campus involvement, chapter programs, and quality membership. The women of Rho Lambda are innovative and determined, with an intent to uphold our distinguished sorority’s noble and unsurpassed history.
The Rho Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered December 28, 1991 at Cumberland AME Church in Aiken, South Carolina. There were 13 women initiated on that historic day. They are as follows: Soror Thomasena McCallister, Soror Paulette Jones, Soror Donna Levins, Soror Sonja Ritter, Soror Andrea Williams, Soror Yolanda Martin, Soror Yvonne Jackson, Soror Stephanie Smart, Soror Renee Wooden, Soror Tonya Dorn, Soror Lisa Belcher, Soror Shawna Bowers and Soror Tracee Mobley.
From 1991 to 1992 the chapter was becoming familiar with the business aspect of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After learning what they needed to know about DST, the chapter began focusing on public service projects. The first public service project was volunteering to be runners for the Women's Issue Conference. After that they were involved in mentoring programs, voter’s registration drive, and other activities such as: The Student Organization Fair, The Super Saturday Festival, Student Leadership Retreat, Career Panels, and Into the Streets. They also sponsored a dance to promote Alcohol Drug Awareness to receive recognition.
Today the chapter takes part in various community service opportunities, including the following: Adopt-A-Highway, ACTS, Rent-A-Delta, Helping Hands, Mother's Day Out, Angel Tree, Relay 4 Life, Dance Marathon, Ladies Club at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School and many more.