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It is with great pleasure that I extend greetings to you as Chapter President. It is our hope that you will stay engaged and informed of our impactful programs and events.  Our Chapter is celebrating 64 years of serving our community. We are excited to continue the legacy of our courageous Charter Members who provided a rich legacy of leadership, scholarship, and service. We seek to continue that legacy through impactful programming in the greater Akron community.  Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to explore our calendar for opportunities to partner with The Akron Alumnae Chapter and support our programs and events. Don’t forget to “Like Us” and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  

In service, leadership, and empowerment,

 Mary Outley-Kelly


Chapter President

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News and Events

Our Sorors are constantly going above and beyond to help their communities thrive at the local, regional and national levels. AAC Spotlight will highlight AAC Sorors accomplishments, experiences, and contributions.


Spotlight of Akron Alumnae Chapter members and notable accomplishments.


Information on internal and Delta-only events, membership payment portal, Chapter roster and more.


Scholarship opportunities for high school and college students.

As an organization of predominantly African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its membership but also the families and communities we serve.
The DeltaCare initiative is an internal wellness initiative under the programmatic thrust of Physical and Mental Health. It was created to promote self-care through physical wellness, emotional wellness, and awareness/advocacy. Specifically, the Red S.H.O.E. challenge is the physical health component of DeltaCare that encourages members to engage in healthy behaviors. S.H.O.E. is an acronym for Self-care, Healthy Options, and Exercise.


Healthy Lifestyle: Total Woman Mind, Body, and Spirit


In The Beginning

The Akron-Canton Alumnae Chapter blossomed from the idea of Agnes R. Finley, whose daughters – Frances K. Welch and C. Joyce Finley-Jackson –were contemplating joining the Cleveland Chapter. After consulting with a childhood friend, Benette McClellan who was a Delta, Finley suggested that her daughters get in touch with Benette and start a chapter of their own in the city of Akron. Another Cleveland Chapter Soror, Guernia Morgan, was contacted and the group began the search for other interested Deltas.

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