Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts state conference at USM

This event is held to empower women through sisterhood while strengthening their commitment to community service.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts state conference at USM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated kicked off their annual statewide cluster at the University of Southern Mississippi.

This event is held to empower women through sisterhood while strengthening their commitment to community service.

The three-day conference is being held at the Thad Cochran center and members across Mississippi are expected to travel to the Pine Belt to participate in the big event.

(Source: Ashley Jackson)

Women at the conference will have the opportunity to attend inspiring workshops, a service project, and much more during the event filled with service.

Members of the organization tell WDAM that the sorority has gathered items to donate to the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Incorporated and the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry on campus.

According to the organizations website, The Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Inc. provides services for victims of domestic violence at no charge, including a 24-hour crisis line and a 24-hour shelter providing safe housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Shelter services include child care, counseling, transportation, aftercare case management and referrals. Provides non-residential counseling, victim advocacy, information and referrals to victims from the community. Education and prevention of domestic violence are provided through educational programs and training’s to schools, agencies and the community; and domestic violence intervention classes are also provided for abusers.

According to the University of Southern Mississippi, The Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry provides on-campus resources for Southern Miss students and staff who are temporarily experiencing challenges accessing basic necessities, including food.

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