Phi Tau Omega Chapter

July 1999 witnessed the dawning of a quest: the formation of The Pearls of Vision 2000 Interest Group. It consisted of twenty highly motivated and determined members, determined “By Merit and Culture” to become an arm of the first American Greek-letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The twenty members worked diligently and persevered. As The Pearls of Vision 2000 Interest Group, members fostered and implemented the beliefs of the sorority. As it had always been the conception of the group, a need to improve the educational, social, and economic conditions of many existed in the Hapeville/South Fulton Community.

On January 20, 2001, thirty-three proud, eager, and just as determined ladies stood as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated agreed that the quest had been realized. In so doing, The Pearls of Vision 2000 Interest Group was chartered as Phi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first Greek-letter organization in Hapeville. The 33 Charter members were:

*denotes deceased member

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

foundersFounded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by 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.