100 Years of Excellence: A History of Delta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® 1921-2021
The Centennial Edition, chronicles and places the history of the 4th oldest chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in historical and cultural context, amid a backdrop of changes occuring in the African American community. Viewed by decade, this book details the intersection of the chapter's history with the National and International viewpoints of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, as well as the histories of Virginia State University, the City of Petersburg, and what was occurring as African Americans living in the United States for the last 100 years.
On February 26, 1921, Delta Omega became first graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® chartered on the East Coast, the fourth oldest graduate chapter chartered in the United States, and first Greek-lettered organization on the campus of Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute (later VSU). Six VNII faculty members, Pauline Puryear, Louise Hunter, May Seabrook, Lucy Bullock, Edna Colson, and Pearl Richardson, along with National President Lorraine Green, formed Nu chapter (graduate). The chapter name was changed to Delta Omega in 1922. Four dormitories, one archives building, two auditoriums, and library located on VSU and in Ettrick, are named for Delta Omega legends. This is their story.