Our Legacy of Sisterhood
Serving mankind for over 100 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908. She is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women.
In Washington, DC exactly 80 years after the sorority’s founders, 76 women chartered Rho Mu Omega Chapter on October 30, 1988. As a chapter, Rho Mu Omega has actively organized and participated in community and sorority activities under the various International Program themes. Some of the chapter’s many successful activities include scholarships to local high school students, an annual Black College Tour, a partnership with the Luke C. Moore Academy High School, which includes Positive Images workshops for students, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and gifts for needy families and students; shopping trips, movie days, birthday and holiday celebrations with the senior citizens at Stoddard Baptist Home, support of the NCNW Black Family Reunion, and Loaves and Fishes, a volunteer food program for homeless men and women at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, in Washington, DC. years of service to the Washington metropolitan area community. As the pearls on its necklace grow, Rho Mu Omega continues to work diligently as it strives to be of SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND.
The chapter has received numerous awards over the years, which include citations for outstanding programs at the regional and national level; regional Chapter of the Year for 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2007; Basileus of the Year for 1992, 1995 and 2001 and 2006; the Graduate Good Citizenship Award for 1992, 1995 and 1996; third place regional Leadership Award for 2000, and first place regional Leadership Award for 2001. The chapter also jointly received the first place North Atlantic Region Spirit Award with the two other chapters in D.C., and its award-winning Step Team has received more than 22 trophies, plaques and certificates for outstanding step performances.
Ivy Beyond the Wall
Rho Mu Omega would like to recognize the rare gems that have touched our lives. We honor the sorors we have loss along the way.