The success of Sigma Omega Chapter is driven by the warm, sisterly bond that is kept strong through reclamation and retention activities. So, we invite any member of Alpha Kappa Alpha in the area who is interested in taking part in the chapter to join us.
Sigma Omega’s chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding July and August) at St. Francis deSales School at 10:00 a.m. To gain admittance to chapter meetings, visiting members of Alpha Kappa Alpha must present a government-issued, photo ID and an official Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. financial card or document (current or expired bearing the same name that appears on her government-issued, photo ID).
Membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s official graduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) is by invitation only through a graduate chapter and may not be solicited. The MIP begins with an Official Letter of Invitation, on chapter stationery, signed by the local graduate chapter president and membership chair.
This section is designed to assist inactive members’ return to active membership. We are a legacy of sisterhood and service and welcome you back with open arms. If additional assistance is needed, please contact the Great Lakes Regional Director, Sigma Omega Chapter President, or contact corporate office of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
What do I need to do to reactivate my membership if I’ve been inactive for one or more years? Please complete the form linked below. Include your current name, address, chapter of initiation and date, last chapter with which you were active, all previous names used and financial card number (if available). Once your membership is reactivated, you will receive a financial card, Ivy Leaf magazine and announcements about the Boulé, Leadership Seminar, and other events.
Graduate Chapter Reactivation Form – complete and submit to Sigma Omega Chapter plus money order/certified check for reactivation/reinstatement fees, chapter dues, fees and assessments, as applicable.
How much will it cost to reinstate/reactivate my membership? You will need to pay: reinstatement fees and the Corporate Office Improvement Project (COIP) assessment, if applicable. Corporate assessments include Education Advancement Foundation (EAF) dues and the cost of the current Constitution and Bylaws and Manual of Standard Procedure. If you’re reactivating with a chapter, you will also need to pay dues and assessments (which vary by chapter).
What is the Corporate Office Improvement Project (COIP) assessment? COIP is a fee that goes into an endowment fund which pays for building maintenance of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Corporate Office. Delegates to the 1990 Boulé (Richmond, VA) voted in favor of adding an additional floor and storage space to the Corporate Office building. The Building and Properties Committee developed a fund-raising plan, which included a building assessment fee to pay for this addition. Delegates to the 1992 Boulé (New Orleans, LA) ratified the establishment of an endowment fund to pay for building maintenance. Effective January 1, 1994, the one-time COIP assessment must be paid by all financially active members.
Is anyone exempt from the COIP assessment? Sorors initiated July 31, 1943 and earlier, do not have to pay the COIP assessment.
How do I know or find out if I paid the COIP assessment? If you were initiated after July 1992, the COIP assessment was included in your initiation fees. If you were initiated before July 1992 or were a Golden Soror as of July 31, 1993 and active after July 1, 1994, contact the Corporate Office (Attention: Membership) if you need to verify payment was made.