Starting this weekend, the streets of Washington, D.C., will be flooded by a sea of red. With letters on their sleeves and immeasurable pride in their hearts, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will flock to the city that birthed their organization 100 years ago.

While every Delta woman is different, there are some habits and happenstances that none of us can deny about our sisterhood.

1. The Shrine

Somewhere in your home is a shrinelike collection of all your gifts, trinkets and pledging memorabilia.

2. 'Nalia Galore

You have a piece of paraphernalia for every and any occasion and weather condition. Windbreakers, umbrellas, hats, sweatshirts, cardigans, tees, tote bags, travel kits and socks are all stashed in the back of your closet.

3. Trunks Up

There may be more elephant figurines and jewelry in your possession than space to store them.