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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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 over 290,000 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 Sigma Omega Chapter

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.


Local Programs:

  • Scholars' Tea

  • Scholarship Program through the Achieving Standards Of Excellence Foundation

  • Akadettes (Teen Mentoring Program)


  • Joy of Socks and Chase the Chill

  • YWCA Volunteer Program


Chapter Information:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter

P.O. Box 24605

Columbus, OH 43224



Psi Eta Omega Chapter

In 2006, the Centennial Pearls Interest Group formed to provide service to the communities of the Greater Columbus area. Most members of the group were reclaimed and reactivated members within the sorority. On Saturday, May 24, 2008, Schylbea J. Hopkins, Great Lakes Regional Director, with the assistance of Barbara A. McKinzie, International President, chartered Psi Eta Omega Chapter. Psi Eta Omega Chapter holds the honor and the distinction of being the first graduate chapter chartered under the administration of Schylbea J. Hopkins.


The ceremony and chartering celebration luncheon took place at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington and the theme was "Sowing Seeds of Service." This memorable event was attended by members of surrounding chapters, fellow Greeks from National Pan-Hellenic organizations, friends and family of the 28 charter members of Psi Eta Omega Chapter. Lynn C. Chavers, Ph.D. was elected president during the first chapter meeting where Hopkins presided.


Local Programs:

  • Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action

  • #CAPSM (College Admissions Process)

  • Target 2: Women's Healthcare and Wellness

  • Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy

  • Target 4: The Arts!

  • Target 5: Global Impact

  • AKAelites (Youth Program)


Chapter Information:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Psi Eta Omega Chapter

P.O. Box 36-1184

Columbus, OH 43236



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