By Dr. Sharon H. Porter | Monday, November 27, 2023 6:00 AM ET
Join Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine in celebrating the incredible influence of the members of the Divine Nine! Discover the rich legacy and vibrant impact of these exceptional members in our special Divine Nine Spotlight!
From Alpha to Omega, we're shining a spotlight on the trailblazers, scholars, leaders, and community advocates who make up the Divine Nine. Get ready to dive into the history, achievements, and empowering stories of the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations that continue to shape our society.
Stay tuned for the exclusive interviews, captivating profiles, and extraordinary journeys of the Divine Nine members on the Vision & Purpose Podcast and upcoming print issues.
Join the conversation and share your thoughts on the incredible impact of these inspiring individuals. Stay tuned for an issue you don't want to miss!
Who or what inspired you to become a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc?
"Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a sorority of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. This means that service is the focal point of everything we do. We do SERVE! Strolling, stepping, and wearing letters may be popular reasons to join a Greek-lettered organization; however, I joined because of the organization’s mission of service and because of my legacy, as my mother, two aunts, and cousin are active members.
Additionally, I enjoy working with the organization to actively work with communities, providing advocacy, access, resources, and education."
About Dr. Pia L. Scott-Boston
Dr. Pia L. Scott-Boston is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina. She owns the P L Scott Group, a private practice, coaching, and consulting health agency. Dr. Scott-Boston has been featured in Voyage ATL as one of Atlanta’s Rising Stars, Vision, and Purpose Magazine, and was featured in the documentary BIPOC in America, discussing her work in mental health. Her contributions to the field are highlighted by her accomplishments, years of combined education and experience, and her commitment to providing quality therapeutic experiences and education to the community.
She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and volunteers with several national and international projects to address the barriers and challenges African Americans and those in the African diaspora facing challenges with mental health. She is also the visionary author of How I Got Over: The Educational Pursuit of Black Female Scholars.
Dr. Scott-Boston was recognized as one of South Carolina State University’s 40 Under 40 Awards for outstanding contributions in her field and community. Dr. Scott-Boston specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and those impacted by domestic violence through counseling, education, and teaching individuals, families, and the community strategies to become a better version of themselves.
Dr. Scott-Boston prides herself as a mental health advocate, provider, and educator because she believes that everyone is worthy of the highest quality of life despite the trauma and other experiences they may have faced.
About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 young women studying at Howard University. They sought to create an organization rooted in sisterhood, scholarship, service, and social action. Today, we have blossomed into more than courageous women could have imagined, with over 350,000 initiated women and over 1,000 chapters located worldwide.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, West Africa, Southern African, United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Korea.
About the Divine Nine
The Divine Nine, formally known as, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative umbrella council composed of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, and also referred to as Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C., with Matthew W. Bullock as the active Chairman and B. Beatrix Scott as Vice-Chairman. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.
The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.
The Divine Nine Member Spotlight Sponsor is Perfect Time SHP Book Publishing