"Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service"
A message from our President
Greetings and welcome!
The members of Psi Omega Chapter are so glad to return after our summer vacation. I’m hopeful your summer was really fulfilling and you sometime to relax. Our summer activities and events included us gathering on the Vineyard, this year we launched our first Sorors at Sunset gathering, where we honored our lost, but treasured members at State Beach. Our members attended the official private Directors luncheon and joined in Set It Off stroll line at the MVAAFF premier of the Twenty Pearls documentary film which has been awarded Best Documentary Film at the Martha's Vineyard AA Film Festival! We hosted our 7th annual pINKWELL (Psi Omega AKA Beach Party with a Purpose) in Oak Bluffs and virtually. We withstood three rain showers and a ton of wind on the beach but like the ivy we stayed strong and had a phenomenal and outstanding pINKWELL day. We participated in two virtual Sorority events, the 69th Boule & 2021 Leadership Seminar and International Day of Prayer. Now it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get back to Chapter work.
Staying engaged and active in the Greater Boston Community, as we celebrate our commitment to Service to All Mankind in Psi Omega Chapter's 95th year is extremely important to us. This is the official website of the phenomenal and outstanding Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!
Psi Omega Chapter was chartered in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1926. Members proudly serve the Greater Boston area, providing programs and scholarships that address the needs of our community. We have 160 professional, college-educated women actively engaged in implementing the exciting Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service international program under the leadership of our International President, Glenda Baskin Glover. We have been working with heightened enthusiasm and passion, joining hands as we inspire our communities and renew our efforts to “Be of Service to All Mankind.
Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service includes five target programs:
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Target 4: The Arts!
Target 5: Global Impact
Through our signature program, #CAPSM, which stands for College Admissions Process, we support students' efforts to enter college. And we continue to leverage our Community Impact Days to engage in activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.
Our chapter focuses on “Sistership, Membership and Leadership” through five areas:
Identity and Values – knowing and being firmly connected with who we are and what we represent as individuals and leaders.
Guiding Foundational Principles – setting guiding principles that others can begin to expect from us.
Courage and Risk-taking – being courageous enough to take calculated risks, challenge the status quo and innovate.
Genuine Care to Advance Others – continuing to learn how to better serve others and genuinely support each other’s development.
Responsibility and Accountability – being exceptionally self-disciplined to hold ourselves accountable to consistently deliver high standards in our areas of focus every day, every step of the way.
Psi Omega Chapter has several signature events we welcome the community to attend including our annual and trademarked pINKWELL - ΨΩ AKA Beach Party with a purpose, held the third Thursday in August in Oak Bluffs, MA. Our bi-annual debutante program offers positive self image, role models, and personal development activities that promote high moral and ethical standards for young women. Along with the debutantes, young men, serving as escorts, attend workshops centered-around financial literacy, the college application process, and etiquette. The six-month program culminates with a formal ball that allows the community to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the debutantes, and their escorts, into mature cultured, confident, principled, and civic-minded women.
We hope that you will continue to visit our website for updated information about Psi Omega Chapter—which has proudly served the Greater Boston community for nearly a century—and our service programs, fundraisers, and events. Your support and participation in these worthwhile initiatives are greatly appreciated!
We welcome all active Sorors to our chapter meetings that occur on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Our next chapter meeting is October 16, 2021. Please email us if you would like to "visit us" during our virtual chapter meetings.
On behalf of the entire chapter, welcome to our website!
President, Psi Omega Chapter
Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk - 7:30 am ET on Sunday, September 26, 2021
DCR Memorial Hatch Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108
Join our team, The Boston AKAs and Friends, for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Together we hope to raise money and awareness to save lives from breast cancer. You can join the team at this link. If you can't attend the walk, please consider donating to our team to show support. Psi Omega is proud to support this cause and we know together we can make a difference!
2022 Debutante Cotillion - Click here for more information
AKA Day at the Capitol - Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Register in advance here
In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Learn more about the National History of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Under the leadership of International President Glenda Baskin Glover, the 2018-2022 international program theme for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is "Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service."