Omicron Eta Omega Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri - Chartered: May 26, 1984
On May 26, 1984, the Omicron Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered by the 20th Central Regional Director, Mabel Evans Cason. Under the leadership of Angela Haywood Gaskin and 15 charter members, Omicron Eta Omega instituted programs of service that were designed to better the communities surrounding the city of St. Louis, MO. These programs developed a model that has sustained the chapter's existence for 33 years. Voter Registration Drives, scholarship fundraisers, tax preparation assistance programs, job skills training and resume writing are among the many programs implemented. Funding a water purification plant in the African country of Rwanda was one of the chapter's international initiative. The chapter has been represented at every Boule, Leadership Conference, Central Regional Conference, and Area Retreat since 1984.
Each year, Omicron Eta Omega Chapter celebrates the life and legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. with family, friends, sororities, fraternities and the community-at-large with an old school party that has a new school flair. This has become one of the chapter's most popular signature events since its inception in 2008 when the sorority's centennial was celebrated.
Omicron Eta Omega has proudly sponsored the Black College Bus Tour for more than 10 years. The college bus tour is an excellent way for prospective students to learn about campus life. When touring a college campus, we speak with the admission staff, visit the financial aid office, check out the dorms, eat in the cafeteria, walk the campus, visit with students, and possibly view a classroom setting. Time is also allotted for site seeing and shopping.
Throughout the years, colleges visited have included Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Alabama A&M University, Morehouse and Spelman College, just to name a few. The tour is typically scheduled the third week of March and is offered to high school students.
Little Miss Fashionetta® has been a signature program of Omicron Eta Omega chapter for 27 years.
Young girls participate in a series of life skill enhancement activities, a community service project and a formal luncheon. The culminating event is a spring pageant where the girls receive awards, showcase their talent and be presented to the community in cotillion attire. Funds are generated through corporate sponsorship, the sale of pageant tickets and the sale of advertisement in the souvenir journal. Proceeds from the pageant are returned to the community through philanthropic contributions and scholarships.