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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Since its founding over a century ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha's mission has been to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of "Service to All Mankind."
The Omicron Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha was chartered on the May 14, 1988. Omicron Mu made history by becoming the first Black Greek Organization onthe campus of Samford University. Twelve exquisite ladies are responsible for laying the foundation of this historical chapter. Under the direction of D. Geraldine Bell and Rene Ramsey, who were instrumental in founding the chapter, Patricia J. Sanders, was elected the first president. The ladies of Omicron Mu chapter began to take on the endeavors and visions of their great founders. They immediately selected the Sickle Cell foundation as its campus philantrophy in which they gave countless hours of service. Members continued to conduct the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In 1990 the chapter won its first award (Savannah Jones Black Heritage Award) at the 1990 Regional Conference for their work in the community with Hard Elementary School.More about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University by twenty-two dynamic women. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and service with a primary focus on the black community.
In March during the Sorority's annual legislative conference, Delta Days in the Nation's Capital (DDNC), the Centennial Celebration continues with a Women's Suffrage March Reenactment. The reenactment will recreate the day the Sorority's Founders participated as the only African-American organization in the Women's Suffrage March on March 3, 1913 – the first public service act of the Sorority. DDNC began in 1989 as a means to increase members' involvement in the national public policy-making process. DDNC includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers range from members of the United States Congress to national issues experts.
Sigma Eta Chapter
The Sigma Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was charted on March 18, 1995 on the campus of Samford University by eleven sophisticated ladies. The chapter upholds the Grand Chapter's initiatives through hosting several events and performing numerous actis of public service each year.
The Sigma Eta Chapter annually awards the Tiffany N. Conway Minority Scholarship to an individual of high academic achievement that is dedicated
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