Lambda Tau Omega Chapter
Far South Suburban Chicago, Illinois - Chartered: February 26, 1978
The year 1976 not only commemorated the 200th birthday of America, but it also marked the beginning of what was to become Lambda Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. The nucleus was comprised of six Alpha Kappa Alpha women who resided in the far south suburban communities of Chicago. The first meeting, organized by Anita Walker and Beverly Roseborough, attracted sorority sisters who, likewise, agreed upon the feasibility of forming a local interest group, Far South Suburban Associates of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
As Far South Suburban Associates of Alpha Kappa Alpha grew in number, it grew in confidence and determination in realizing its goal of becoming an alumnae chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Through months of planning and hard work, the number of Sorors increased to 18. On February 26, 1978, the aspirations of the 18 members of the Far South Suburban Associates of Alpha Kappa Alpha became a reality and Lambda Sigma Omega was chartered.
The late seventies were stellar years for chartering new chapters and the Central Region was at the forefront of the impetus. Imagine the chartering Sorors' surprise when it was discovered that they were charter members of an existing chapter. Though originally chartered Lambda Sigma Omega the chapter was subsequently renamed Lambda Tau Omega.
The 161 members of Lambda Tau Omega are proud to celebrate a legacy of over 38 years of service to all mankind. Since chartering in 1978, Lambda Tau Omega has been active within the South Suburban Chicago community. They have hosted numerous community service, educational, and social programs in order to improve the social stature of people both within and outside of their community. In March 2001, Twenty Pearls Foundation, Incorporated was established as the charitable arm of Lambda Tau Omega Chapter.