Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind".
The small group of women who founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the turn of the last century were conscious of their privileged position as college-trained women of color just one generation removed from slavery. But at the same time, they were sensitive to the needs and struggles of the less fortunate in underserved communities in their hometowns and in other environs beyond their travels who were in need of goods, services and opportunities beyond their reach. The young collegians’ commitment to scholarship, leadership, civic engagement and public service, woven together by the bonds of lifelong sisterhood, formed the bedrock of the rich legacy of servant-leadership that epitomizes the sorority to this day. And the global reach of its programs, laser-focused on the health, wealth, family, education, human rights and parity issues that concern its constituents, ensures the relevance of the organization into perpetuity.
Phi Xi Omega Chapter
The chartering of Phi Xi Omega Chapter (ΦΞΩ) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. occurred on February 13, 2000 in San Marcos, TX. Sixteen phenomenal women lit the torch that will always burn bright in the hearts of today’s chapter members.
Even as an interest group these women were community service driven with blueprints for programs such as On Track, AKA Coat Day and Buckle-up Safety were designed in December 1999.
In the spirit of our phenomenal chartering members, Phi Xi Omega continues to focus on sponsoring programs that are beneficial to our community. To date, Phi Xi Omega has hosted numerous community service projects including: promoting and participating in the African American Read In, MLK Day Activities, Hayes County Women Shelter Outreach, Scholarship Awards, Sponsored Mission trip to Africa, Early Readers Become Leaders Book Drive, Adopt a Family, and Something for the Sistas etc.
Phi Xi Omega is dedicated to the San Marcos community and will always work diligently to make the words of our beloved national hymn and pledge true. We will “Do things that are worthwhile” and be “Supreme in service to all mankind”.