The History of the Gamma Omega Chapter
In the late 1910s, AKA college graduates, returning or relocating to the St. Louis area, found themselves in a city without a chapter. Committed to the goals of AKA and the desire to continue her legacy in the St. Louis community, especially in the area of scholarships for African-American females attending Charles Sumner High School, six women gathered and planned the establishment of a graduate chapter at the home of Helen McWorter. With the guidance of then AKA National President, Loranie Richardson Green and then AKA Central and Western Organizer, Pauline Kigh Reed, Mu Graduate Chapter was charted on December 2, 1920. It became the third oldest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The six Mu Graduate charter members are:
Hazel B. McDaniel (Delta Chapter),
Helen E. McWorter (Beta Chapter), Althea Merchant (Gamma Chapter), Clara Schaffner Mosby (Gamma Chapter), Edith Stevens Rhetta (Gamma Chapter) and Mary Felicia Stevens (Gamma Chapter).
For over 100 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter, has transcended time in the Metropolitan St. Louis community by enriching lives through scholarship, community betterment and sisterhood. The original Chapter goals were to: (1) vitalize the ideals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (2) foster civic and educational movements and (3) encourage young women to attain a college education. The Chapter has maintained these timeless goals with adaptability, resourcefulness and updated objectives to improve and expand programs to enhance and augment to the community through
"Service to All Mankind".