President’s Message

Welcome to the official website of North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. It is indeed an honor and pleasure to have you browse our website to learn about our public and community service initiatives in Essex, Union, and Hudson Counties. We greet you with zest and enthusiasm!

I am proud to be the 39th President of NJAC chartered in 1939; the oldest chapter in New Jersey with more than 200 members. I am mostly proud to be a member of one of the most tantalizing chapters in the Eastern Region full of intelligent, inspirational women who are strong, spiritually balanced, and service driven. Although our membership consists of a wide range of diverse backgrounds, ages, and professions, we share a common bond rooted in Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service.

In keeping with our National theme “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment,” we continue to implement programs that sustain the legacy of our 22 Founders and focus on our sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement.

Our charge is to enthusiastically RECLAIM, RETRAIN, and RETAIN Delta’s most valuable resource: our members, while continuing to serve our community. Therefore, over the next two years, we will work collaboratively to ensure that NJAC not only thrives but flourishes by focusing on increasing membership committee participation in order to effectively deliver on the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust and by promoting internal development with an emphasis on sincere sisterly love, leadership development and a workflow for clear succession planning. If you are already a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and you are new in town or just visiting the area, visit the NJAC family. We promise you an AWESOME time. If you have not been active, you have been missed! I encourage you to reignite your passion and commitment and join us in making a difference in the lives of others. Proverbs 11:25 says that people who are generous will be enriched and that when we water others, we will be watered in return.

Remember to bookmark and visit our website as frequently as you like. Explore our social media networks often to learn more about our programs, events and initiatives. We welcome your support. Feel free to contact us for potential collaborations and partnerships.

Monica D. Burton, Ph.D.
North Jersey Alumnae Chapter