Mu Delta Omega Chapter
Fort Knox,Kentucky - Chartered: June 3, 1978
The Mu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was initially chartered on June 3, 1978 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is the first graduate chapter to be chartered on a military installation, and the first National Pan-Hellenic Greek Organization chartered in the Fort Knox community. Due to the transitory military population, themembership declined and ultimately resulted in the chapter being dissolved in 1994. On June 2, 2012, Mu Delta Omega Chapter was chartered once again to rise to the occasion of providing service to all mankind in Fort Knox and the surrounding areas.
Since 2012, Mu Delta Omega Chapter has been busy being of service to all mankind by implementing chapter events and activities such as Pink on the Green golf tournament, its debutant cotillion and the Mardi Gras Ball. The chapter has collaborated with other Divine 9 chapters and organizations such as NAMI, Habitat for Humanity, NAACP, Meadowview Elementary, Bardstown High School, First Baptist Church of Bardstown, Sign of the Dove Church food pantry, New Hope and other local shelters and food banks.
Higher education is greatly encouraged throughout the community and because of its members passion and drive, the chapter was able to raise and award over $17,000 in scholarships in 2015. Students were afforded the opportunity to attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University to earn a four-year degree. The chapter was also able to donate funds to be awarded to a student attending an HBCU.
The importance of helping students transition and be college and career ready is now one of the chapter's primary focus. On January 16, 2016, a partnership between Mu Delta Omega and Bardstown High School was forged to execute the ASCEND program in the Nelson County area. This unique opportunity will allow the chapter to access resources from the Bardstown Independent School District and increase the number of students that are college and career ready. Chapter members are excited because this will allow the chapter to successfully implement the ASCEND program while mentoring young students that have limited exposure to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mu Delta Omega's mission is to grow in knowledge and numbers in order to sustain the chapter and its presence in Fort Knox and the surrounding area. Chapter members are determined to not allow history to repeat the dreadful event of 1994.