Our History

The Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. received its charter on October 24, 1924 becoming the 15th chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the first graduate chapter to be chartered in the South Eastern Region. The chapter membership has included more than 260 professional women who are dedicated public servants and graduates of numerous accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Omicron Omega was chartered by Hilda Evans of Atlanta, GA, South Eastern Regional Director, Vivian F. Bell, Jessie Coleman, Wilma Davis, Mabel Harris, Eunice Hudson, Thelma Kingsley and Vernona Pierce, who became the first African American sorority members in the state of Alabama.  Under the leadership of A. Lucile Brewer in the early 1950s, the Omicron Omega Chapter experienced yet another first by purchasing a sorority house, the first and for a long time, the only, Greek Letter House in the state of Alabama. Omicron Omega Chapter was instrumental in establishing the Birmingham Chapter of the Pan-Hellenic Council.

Since its inception, Omicron Omega chapter has consistently strived to do things that are worthwhile. The chapter has worked diligently in the Greater Birmingham metropolitan community for more than 92 years.  Omicron Omega has a rich and storied legacy of serving all mankind.  The chapter awards over ten thousand dollars annually in scholarships to high school students, made various contributions to community organizations and continues to provide volunteer services.  Omicron Omega is proud to support Birmingham AIDS Outreach, The Salvation Army, Heifer International, UNCF, Miles College, Birmingham City Schools, NAACP, Magic Moments, Pathways, Sickle Cell, Jessie’s Place, One Roof and the Haitian Relief effort.