On January, 15, 1908, a group of nine women at Howard University undertook a unique endeavor; they initiated the movement of founding a Greek letter sorority among Negro women in America. From this small nucleus, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED®. has grown to a membership of over 200,000 college women affiliated with undergraduate and alumnae chapters located in the leading colleges, universities and cities throughout the United States, Virgin Islands, Bahamas,West Africa, Korea, Germany, Japan, England, and the Middle East. Along with physical expansion, there has been growth of ideas and activities that uphold the ideas and goals of the Founders.
Throughout the years, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA’S programs have had as their chief aim, “Service to All Mankind.” It has remained true to the original vision of its Founders who formed this organization, “...to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, and to study and help alleviate problems of girls and women in order to improve the social stature of the race.”
Zeta Omega Chapter was the seventh graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Since its chartering in 1922, Zeta Omega has been committed to community service in Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding areas. Zeta Omega continues the legacy of the founding members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the chapter's charter members. Zeta Omega's programs and initiatives mirror the sorority's international programs, which impact communities around the globe.