WHAT IS THE DELTA ASSEMBLY?
The Delta Assembly is a mass cotillion held biennially to assist families in the presentation of their daughters to society. The Delta Assembly is the name the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has given to its debutante ball.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE BALL?
The purpose of the ball is to: Recognize and present, through the Ball, young ladies who meet the chapter’s debutante criteria; Raise monies for public programs of the chapter, especially the annual scholarships; and Provide educational, cultural, and social activities for the prospective debutante and her family.
WHO IS A PROSPECTIVE DEBUTANTE?
A prospective debutante is a young lady who: Possesses high moral character and behavior beyond reproach; Achieves above average academically; Serves others through school and community service; Is at least 15 years of age, and is generally a high school junior or senior at the time of her debut; and Strives for those qualities that make for a rewarding and fulfilling life.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF A PROSPECTIVE DEBUTANTE?
Each debutante is responsible for the following: A registration fee as established by the chapter; A minimum amount established by the chapter in advertisements and subscriptions through fund-raising; Attire for all Cotillion activities; and Attendance at all workshop sessions, information sessions and rehearsals. Each debutante: Must always conduct herself in a respectful and lady-like manner; and Must adhere to established deadlines and meet all responsibilities as outlined in The Delta Assembly Handbook to ensure participation in Delta Assembly sponsored events.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CHAPTER?
The role of the chapter is to facilitate the development of the prospective debutantes. The entire Sisterhood of the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter is involved in making The Delta Assembly a success