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Divine Nine Member Spotlight | Kara Peters | Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Sharon H. Porter | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 6:00 AM ET

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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.

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Who or what inspired you to become a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority?

"I've had the pleasure of watching amazing, trailblazing Delta women come before me; such as my mother. While they've had a remarkable impact on my life, my choice to join this illustrious sisterhood goes beyond that. I was able to see for myself the drive, strength and passion to serve that embodies Delta women.

In college, I saw Delta women take leadership in various organizations, while serving the community. When I think about the impact I want to have in this world, those values align with Delta Sigma Theta."

About Kara Peters

Kara Peters is the weekend evening anchor and reporter at WXII 12 News in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In this position, she covers an array of topics; such as education meetings, crime in the city, and local community events. She is a native of Suffolk, Virginia; but was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Prior to joining WXII, Kara worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at the Hearst station in Jackson, Mississippi. While there, she covered a range of different topics, such as Jackson’s water crisis, crime, and the closure of the state’s only abortion clinic amid Roe v. Wade overturning. 

Kara graduated from the University of Virginia, where she double-majored in Media Studies and American Studies. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kara has always had a passion for her community, and is thankful to sharpen her skills as a storyteller everyday!

In her free time, Kara enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new places to eat, and playing with her dog Minnie.

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.


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