Latest News & Events

Follow Us

September is HBCU Month! Today, DREF celebrates HBCUs and all of the sororities and fraternities that support Black excellence through education, scholarship, and community. What sorority/fraternity are you repping? Let us know in the comments!

Today's the day to start your journey to Financial Health and Wellness! Join us tonight at 8pm EST to begin this 10-week journey with celebrity financial expert, Dr. Lynn Richardson. Register at


September is HBCU Month! DREF salutes the 103 Historically Black Colleges and Universities that have educated millions and currently serve nearly 300,00 students across the US. Rep your HBCU in the comments!

Load More

Creating Possibilities…
Improving Lives

“Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for All of Us” focuses on outreach and education to African Americans about the significant role biomedical research plays in addressing health disparities.

DREF is partnering with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA) to conduct a national diabetes prevention program. Entitled Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention.

DREF awards scholarships and internship opportunities to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Students must meet both academic and community service requirements.

DREF will offer program grants to Delta chapters for a financial literacy initiative entitled “Empowering Families through Financial Education.” The financial education program will be launched in July 2023 at the 56th National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. established the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) as a public charity supporting scholastic achievement, public service programs, and research initiatives focused upon African American women.

VISION The DREF vision is to Create Possibilities and Improve Lives.

MISSION The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) identifies issues affecting Black women, their families, and communities of the African Diaspora globally, and creates solutions through research, programming, and funding in support of charitable and educational programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other collaborative organizations.