In a world in which materialism is pervasive, and technology and competition have decreased the need for collaboration and cooperation, it is critical to have an association that cuts across racial, international, physical, and social barriers to help individuals and communities develop and maintain constructive relationships with others. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is that vital organization.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind through a nucleus of more than 170,000 women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
Alpha Sigma Omega History
On October 6, 1930, Ms. Pearl Mitchell, Great Lakes Regional Director, met at the home of Ms. Elizabeth C. Mann in Columbus, Ohio to charter the Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sorority members listed on the charter are: Cecilia Chancellor (Nu), Thelma A. Jackson (Theta), Elizabeth C. Mann (Theta), Octavia J. Martin (Theta), Vernon J. Reid (Theta), Clara Savoy (Nu), Eva Jane Smith (Theta), Lucretia Peters, Julianette Allen, and Eva W. Manuel.
Alpha Sigma Omega History Fun Facts
Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter Presidents
1. Octavia Martin*
21. Doris Osborne*
Current and Former Presidents