Dillard University is now accountable for two of the nine current black intercollegiate greek letter fraternity and sorority national presidents.
Current national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre has served as Delta’s 24th chief in command since July 2008. Butler-McIntyre was initiated into the sorority through the Beta Gamma Chapter at Dillard in 1973 also earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education.
Likewise, Mr. Mark S. Tillman was recently elected as the 34th general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Initiated by the Beta Phi chapter at Dillard on November 22, 1985 Tillman will officially assume the office of Presidency on January 1, 2013.
There is a long standing of history attributed to the two organizations at Dillard, particularly with the establishment of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta in 1937 and the Beta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1938.
By the same token, Mattelia B. Grays, initiated in 1951 by the Beta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Dillard served as the 18th International President of the sorority from 1970-1974.