History of Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter
Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter was chartered March 29, 1997, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by seventy-six charter members committed to “Service to All Mankind.” Upsilon Mu Omega decided it would be known for leadership and empowerment of women of “high scholastic and ethical standards.”
Sponsorship and partnership with other organizations in programs that promote the health and welfare of the community-at-large and the world community have been fulfilled throughout the Milwaukee Community through many activities:
- Participation in UNCF Walk/Run
- Participation in numerous Breast Cancer Awareness projects
- Collecting blankets and toiletries for the homeless
- Hosting our Annual AKA Family Fun Day
- Collecting Coats and Food for Families
- Sponsoring AKA Money Camp for Kids
- Donating school supplies to local youth
- Sponsoring blood/marrow donation drives in the African-American community
- Sponsoring various financial workshops for youth and adults
- Hosting Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service Events
- Serving as Poll Workers for the City of Milwaukee (Adopt-A-Poll)
Through pursuits of excellence in service and unity in the fellowship of sisterhood, Upsilon Mu Omega members have dedicated themselves to the ideals and tenets of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by and for African American college-trained women. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century.
The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.
As the Sorority grew, it kept in balance two important themes: the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women of ability and courage. As the world became more complex, there was a need for associations which cut across racial, geographical, political, physical and social barriers.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation.
The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.