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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Rho Mu Omega Chapter

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® has always been at the forefront of social justice to promote fairness and equity. We stand in the gap to empower our communities and act in the best interests of all people through social advocacy and justice.


We will equip communities with the tools, knowledge, and support to activate their voices and mobilize self-help to empower communities to help themselves.

Our History

From the exceedingly early years, even before incorporation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognized the importance of engaging in political and social action. Thus, our rich history of being a major force to address societal concerns regarding the social, political and economic status of African Americans began. In 1980, the 20th International President, Barbara Phillips appointed an ad hoc committee to study public-policy issues and report to the Directorate on a regular basis.


First International Vice President Faye B. Bryant drafted and presented the first public policy plan at the 1980 Boule in Atlanta, Georgia. Delegates to the 1980 Boule, agreeing that there was a need for a formal commitment to impact public policy as it affects African Americans, voted that the Connection Committee would be the ninth Standing Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® International President Phillips appointed Freddie L. Groomes, Chairman of the first International Connection Committee.


The committee is composed of a chairman and a representative from each Region. Each International President has challenged our membership to develop programs within their chapters that focus on public issues and policies which have an impact on the African American community. Here in the DC area, Rho Mu Omega Chapter leads a robust program in support of our four areas of focus, our tools for every voter and our legislative agenda.

Areas of Focus

  • Voter Engagement

    • Voter education, registration and mobilization efforts will empower communities to utilize their most powerful tools of community change and advocacy during local, state, and national elections.

    • Upcoming Event 

      • September 19 - National Voter Registration Day

  • AKA Advocacy Agenda

    • Black Maternal Health Care

    • Black Mental Health Care

    • DC Statehood

  • Public Policy

    • Join us for Woke Wednesdays!!!  Woke Wednesdays are open forums for the Washington DC community to understand and discuss how policy and issues impact our lives and those of our families. This roundtable discussion feature top experts on the issue and an opportunity to engage in discussion.  

    • Upcoming Woke Wednesdays 

      • September 27, 2023 @ 7pm ET  - Advocating for Education

      • October 25, 2023 @ 7 pm ET - Advocating for Criminal Justice

      • November 29, 2023 @ 7 pm ET  - Advocating for Reparations

  • Support Women Leading in Public Policy and Advocacy

    • Public Servant’s Guides will provide concise overviews highlighting women of color currently serving in political leadership positions along with information on how to create a pathway for women in politics.

Rho Mu Omega's Voter Center 

Voting Tools

Rho Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is fully committed to ensuring our community is registered and voting.  We have provided these 4 easy to use tools to help make sure you are prepared to vote!

 1. Verify your registration!  It is so important to verify your registration, especially if you did not vote in the         most recent election.  ​

 2. Didn’t find your registration or not registered?

 3. Are you verified and ready to vote?  Then, let’s make sure you don’t miss any elections!

 4. Voting is now more accessible. You don’t have to go to the polls, you may choose to vote by mail or                absentee ballot.  

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