About

CHAPTER HISTORY

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On March 6, 1945, we were the first predominately African-American Sorority chartered and dedicated to serving the needs of the El Paso community. A nucleus of four El Paso women traveled to San Antonio, Texas where they were initiated into the Sorority at Psi Sigma Chapter from which Beta Omega Chapter was formed. At that time, the Chapter accepted both graduate and collegiate members who hosted a performance of internationally known concert pianist and member, Phillipa Schyller, and sponsored then Texas Legislator, Barbara Jordan.  Beta Omega Chapter also awarded scholarships to deserving high school graduates, sent books to Mississippi schools where libraries were not open to black students and assisted organizations such as the NAACP and Urban League.

On September 30, 1972, with the establishment of Iota Gamma Chapter at the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Alumnae Chapter was chartered as a graduate chapter.  El Paso Alumnae Chapter served as the advisor for Iota Gamma Chapter until its retirement in 2013.  El Paso Alumnae has been cited for outstanding projects at the Regional level and for its diligent compliance with National requirements. The Chapter is a member of the National Council of Negro Women and a life member of the NAACP.