Kappa Sigma Omega Chapter was chartered on April 10, 1976 in the city of Sanford, FL. Through the hard work of 17 exceptional individuals, Kappa Sigma Omega became the FIRST chapter of a Black Greek-Lettered Organization to be chartered in the Sanford community. For over 45 years, Kappa Sigma Omega Chapter has operated in the spirit of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® by engaging and informing the community through events on a range of topics from educational advancement, to our impact on a global scale.
Charter Members of Kappa Sigma Omega
Vivian Bowden Barbara Chambers Carletha Merkerson
Angie Douglas Zonnye Davis Mary Whitehurst
Jose Merritt Jeanette Daniels Elizabeth Young
Rebecca Sweet Elouise Eubanks
Louise Smith Ozie Mathis
Juanita Harold Sandra Petty
Mildred Wright Geraldine Wright
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is 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".
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