.....WHO WE ARE.....
A social group of women with a primary
purpose of supporting United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in California since 1968. We were incorporated at that time as a charitable
nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Our fund raising efforts have led to $2,093,817 in total contributions
since May 31, 1968. We are proud of this accomplishment and invite you to revisit our website frequently for information
about the events our chapters sponsor.
Psi Delta Sigma National Sorority was founded on February 21, 1921
in the State of Illinois. As of 1948, more than 2,500 members had been initiated and forty-four chapters organized in four
states: Illinois, Ohio, California and Wisconsin. In sharp contrast, there are five chapters remaining exclusively in Southern
The youth of the founding members (late teens),
as well as the era in which Psi Delta Sigma was founded, helps to explain the presence of the ceremonies, rituals and trappings
which are normally associated with fraternal groups. While there is no denying the fact that sorority rituals, per se, must
be regarded as somewhat incongruous in today's world, the original ceremonies are a portion of the heritage of Psi Delta Sigma
which has managed to survive.
Originally incorporated in
the State of Illinois, Psi Delta Sigma was reincorporated in the State of California on September 23, 1955 as Psi Delta Sigma
National Sorority, Inc. At that time United Cerebral Palsy, as the organization is known today, was selected as the
charity to which Psi Delta Sigma would give its total support.
Today we are Psi Delta Sigma,
Inc. -- a group of social ladies with a charitable purpose. Within our organizational structure is the Psi Delta Sigma Association,
or Grand Chapter. A single Board of Trustees serves both the social and charitable organizations: Psi Delta Sigma, Inc. and
Psi Delta Sigma Association.
State Chapter, whose membership is a composite of the Local Chapters, has immediate administrative jurisdiction over all Local
Chapters. State Chapter meetings provide a forum for the presentation of projects and ideas. Five meetings are held annually.
Below are website links to the local UCP organizations we