Frederica Chase-Dodd was born in Dallas, Texas, to attorny Frederic and Mrs. Fannie Chase. Frederica was educated in the public schools of Dallas, Howard University and Atlanta University. Founder Dodd 's professional teaching career began in Dallas, Texas, in 1914, as an English instructor at Booker T. Washington High School.
After her marriage in 1920 to Dr. John H. Dodd, Soror Dodd stopped teaching and became active in civic organizations. She organized the first Y.W.C.A. for Black Women in Dallas. IN 1926, Soror Dodd helped to form a graduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Dallas, which was the first Greek letter organization in that city.
Founder Dodd began a career in social work in 1931 as Director of Emergency Relief Station for Blacks.
After a full and rich life of service to her sorority and community, she died on January 21, 1972.