Bio for Sigma Omega Omega Chapter:
To do things that are worthwhile, to capture a vision fair, and a chapter in service to all mankind–all are reasons for the chartering of the Sigma Omega Omega Chapter. Alpha Kappa Alpha women have always dared to venture forth, to explore their talents, and bring greater laurels to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority itself. Three women, Nellie Hudson, Sharon Dewberry, and Marracia Mitchell, founded the Emerald Ladies interest group. The task of establishing a new graduate chapter was not and is not easy, but these three members set a goal of establishing a new chapter and remained steadfast to it.
The Emerald Ladies interest group was initially formed in September 1988 by a group of graduate members living in and around the Douglasville community. The Emerald Ladies had been successful in reclaiming 31 graduate members. Having made a strong commitment to our sorority and its endeavors and being increasingly aware of the complexity of women’s problems, we feel called upon to form ourselves in such an organization to continue to strive toward achieving the goals of our sorority. Through various traditional programs, it is our intention to implement programs that enhance the growth and development of a proud and successful Black community in the Douglas County area.
In December 1990, Sigma Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was chartered to provide service to residents of Douglas County, Georgia. With its chartering, Sigma Omega Omega became the first black Greek organization in Douglas County.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. Programs remain the heart of AKA. The size and scope of services provided to our communities have grown and significantly improve the quality of life for all who reside within our service areas.
The program theme for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. The International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service.
The five program targets for 2018-2022 are:
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Target 4: The Arts!
Target 5: Global Impact
The Signature Program is #CAPSM which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process.
In addition to the program targets, the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration is pleased to continue Community Impact Days. Chapters will engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.