Code of Conduct
Revised October 2017
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a national service sorority, requires that its members exemplify and encourage high cultural, intellectual, and moral standards and that their actions exemplify the public and personal behaviors that reflect the ideals and principles espoused by the Sisterhood.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated ("Delta") has a zero - tolerance hazing policy. The policy expressly prohibits all acts and forms of hazing, before, during, and after the Membership Intake Process.
The Code of Conduct consists of two parts: the Code of Ethics, which states the types of conduct that the Sorority considers acceptable, and the Disciplinary Action Code, which sets forth the types of conduct that is unacceptable and the corresponding discipline to be imposed upon any individual or chapter that engages in prohibited conduct.
The principles of the Sorority's Constitution and Bylaws, the Delta Oath, and other governing and guidance documents are embodied in the Code of Conduct which is embodied in The Acknowledgement of Rights and Responsibilities of Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Regarding Membership Intake Prohibitions (No Hazing Contract), and the Applicant/Candidate/Pyramid Rights and Responsibilities Statement.
Revisions to this Code of Conduct, including the sanctions and fines to be assessed under this Code, shall be made by the National Scholarship and Standards Committee and approved by the National Executive Board.