Keeping the torch L.I.T. (Legendary Intelligent Trailblazing)

Beta Psi Traditional Programs


Tusk Talk

This event occurs at the start of every year, it’s to help guide African American freshman and transfer female students to the university by making them aware of the different resources available on campus. The female students are also introduced to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and its campus and community programming.

Black Love and Sex in the Dark

Black Love and Sex in the Dark are programs that create a platform for conversations about dating, sex, and relationships as they pertain to students of diversity. Both programs have been very successful because of the open discussions surrounding topics like interracial dating and sexual health awareness. Black Love and Sex in the Dark are put on anytime throughout the academic year and are truly a way to facilitate conversations on relevant matters that concern the Black community.

Health & Beauty Fair

The Health and Beauty fair educates college women on understanding that true beauty lies within. The fair promotes healthy living through understanding health conditions, exercising, healthy eating habits and also incorporate glamour sessions. The Health and Beauty fair serves the purpose of also bringing women together to simply encourage and empower one another to strive for the highest levels of success in all things while feeling and looking good. Re-dubbed in 2016 as Feelin’ Myself Friday. Feelin’ Myself Friday re-launched in fall 2018 as an Instagram campaign where self-care tips are shared every Friday of the month. In June 2019, Feelin’ Myself Fridays will continue every First Friday of the month.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity helps to provide opportunities for families to build and buy their own homes at no profit. With the help of volunteers and the families, Habitat for Humanity uses donated materials to build equitable homes for families who are financially struggling and meets them where they are.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Contest

This event pays homage to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who had the ability to organize people through speeches around social change and human rights. This contest invites college students with public speaking talents to perform in the community with an opportunity to win a scholarship.

Touchdown for Hunger Civil War

This event is designed to collect canned goods and other non-perishable food items in order to donate food to local needy families within the community. The Touchdown for Hunger Civil War collection happens the week of with collection bins on Oregon State and University of Oregon’s campus and at local designated grocer during the game where The Civil War football game is being hosted.

Crimson and Cream Pageant

The Beta Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Iota Iota chapter Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated hosts the Crimson and Cream Pageant for both collegiate males and females. This pageant gives the contestants opportunities to receive a scholarship towards their education. The pageant consists of four categories: formal attire, business attire, essay question and talent. The male and female contestant who acquires the highest score wins the scholarship and is crowned Mr. Beta Psi and Ms. Iota Iota.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated pushes African American college students to be actively involved in learning about HIV/AIDS. Students are given proper precaution to practice safe sex in order to decrease the chances of getting HIV/AIDS. We also encourage students to get tested for HIV/AIDS. College students often times feel invincible in the transmission and reception of HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to continue the conversation around HIV/AIDS on college campuses.

College Student Fellowship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is led by Christian principles. This program strives to get college students to attend church services.