History

It has been the history of Sigma Omega to remain relevant and responsive to the changing patterns in society. Our chapter is dedicated to serving our community through our international program targets.

During periods of change Sigma Omega Chapter has held high their torch by maintaining the ideals of our founders, the group of women who met together on the campus of Howard University in 1908 and dedicated themselves to the task of “Service to All Mankind”.

The success of Sigma Omega Chapter is driven by the warm, sisterly bond kept strong through reclamation and retention activities.  We invite any member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated who is interested in taking part in the Sigma Omega Chapter to join us.

Our Charter Members

The inspiration and dedication that inspired the founders of the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated was imparted by six young women in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our charter members include:

  • Anne Brummitt-Robinson, Talladega College 1922
  • Margaret Speaks-Clarke, Wittenberg College 1924
  • Breta Walker-Grannum, University of Cincinnati 1924
  • Jewell Smith-Jackson, Fisk University 1920
  • Viola Lockley-Grayson, Fisk University 1921
  • Helen Walker-King, University of Cincinnati 1921

Their determination to dedicate themselves to the task of service to all mankind laid the cornerstones for the newly organized chapter, Sigma Omega, chartered on December 18, 1924.

 

Undergraduate Chapters We Sposor

Omicron Chapter | Chartered April 9, 1921
University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Sharron Moon, Graduate Advisor

Lambda Mu Chapter | Chartered May 7, 1977
Miami University – Oxford, Ohio
Elaysha Wright, Graduate Advisor

Rho Psi Chapter | Chartered December 11, 1999
Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio
Kathleen Foster, Graduate Advisor

 

 

FORMER CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

Margaret Speaks-Clark Jewell Smith-Jackson
Viola Lockley-Grayson Helen Walker-King
Margaret Davis-Bowen Laura Turner
Dorothy Page Laura Lovelace
Sadie Samuels Mary Bennett
Sarah South Virginia Coffey
Arletta Graves Ann Turpeau
Laura Hines Bernice Love
Georgia Butler Jacque Warner
Ruby Malone Mary Warner
Joanne Jones Lillie Brown
Two Consecutive Terms
Mamie Sells Constance Crouch
Patricia Bennett Frances Belle
Sheila Taylor Marcella Trice
Doris Frye Gwendolyn Robinson
Carole Ellis Bertha Jones
Daphne Robinson Mary Turner
Wiona Berry Linda Tooson
Sheila Taylor Jeanette McGee
Iva Brown Grace Daniels
Mildred Kennedy Kristina Thomas
Sheila Hill Sandra Parks
Whitney B Gaskins Carole Cutter-Hawkins
Shelly Sherman-Greene