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Welcome to "Dynamite" Delta Beta Chapter

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On behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Delta Beta Chapter, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our official website. My name is Bella Musselman and I serve as the 56th president of the Dynamite Delta Beta Chapter at Southern Illinois University.


For 70 years, our chapter has implemented programs, volunteered our services, and continued to commit to bettering the Carbondale, Illinois community and surrounding areas. Throughout our time on the beautiful campus of SIU, we have also sustained a deeply rooted and profound relationship with our current, and alumni Delta Beta sisters. Since 1952, over 550 unique women have been initiated into Delta Beta, and dozens of other transfer sisters call Delta Beta their home. No matter where we are, or how far they are, we are always dedicated to strengthening our sisterhood.


Under the leadership of International President, Danette Anthony Reed, the 2022-2026 International Program, “Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood™” will focus on the following 6 initiatives for the next 4 years:

​Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission. The remaining five initiatives serve as the “Program Initiatives”: Empower Our Families, Build Our Economic Wealth, Enhance Our Environment, Advocate for Social Justice, and Uplift Our Local Community. These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve.


I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our illustrious sisterhood and rich chapter history. To stay alert for our upcoming events and programs, please follow our Instagram @akadeltabeta. If Delta Beta can serve you, please feel free to contact us.


Warmest Regards,

Bella G. Musselman, President

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Delta Beta Chapter

Bella Musselman, President

The "Dynamite" Delta Beta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 19, 1952 on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il. Delta Beta was chartered by what we call "The 9 Goddesses." 

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Ethel Hedgemon Lyle

Principal  Founder

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (R)

Danette Anthony Reed

International President

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (R)

Kiahna W. Davis

Central Regional Director

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(R)

About Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(R)

was founded on January 15, 1908

on the campus of Howard University

in Washington, D.C. 


The program theme for 2022-2026 is Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood 



Delta Beta's public events

and happenings throughout the year.

Most events are free or

very inexpensive. 


Mailing Address

Delta Beta Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(R)
P.O. Box 519
Carbondale, IL 62903

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