• Fall Back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s Old School Party

    UT Alumni and friends, the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter invite you to our Fall Back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s Old School Party. This event occurs during Univeresity of Toledo Homecoming Weekend and the proceeds will benefit scholarships and community service.

  • Meet Your Sorors at The Garden!

    Thursday evenings, July 21 through September 8, 2016 meet your Soror at the Garden for smooth jazz! Bring food, fun and bring the family, all are welcome.

  • Ivy and Ice Picnic

    The ladies of the Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the men of the Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated invite membership and their families to join together for a Saturday of food and fun at the Ivy and Ice Picnic.

  • Fellowship, Laughter and Creativity

    Many thanks to Paint Your Place by Jessica Mack for bringing out our inner artist! Sorors of Zeta Alpha Omega join for an awesome time of fellowship full of laughter and creativity! ‪#‎AKA‬ ‪#‎ΖΑΩ‬ ‪#‎prettyinpink

  • One Million Backpacks by 2018!

    Join us in our worldwide campaign to distribute One Million Backpacks, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Across the world, events are being held to gather backpack donations to deliver to students in need. As we strive to achieve “no student left behind,” we ask that you write to us to find out how you may participate! Thank you.

  • Upcoming Events

    The Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® joins our national organization and remains active in the community through service, conferences and special events. Internationally, our 283,000 members give over 1.5 million service hours every year to meet the needs of the community. For a glimpse into upcoming events, conferences and news about Zeta Alpha Omega, click below.

  • Welcome to Zeta Alpha Omega

    “On January 15, 1908, Ethel Hedgeman’s dream of establishing an organization for women of like minds coming together to cultivate sisterhood and service to all mankind crystalized into our beloved sorority – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.”

  • History of Zeta Alpha Omega

    The Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter was chartered in Toledo, Ohio on April 25, 1952, in the home of Soror Reba Harris of 635 Moran Avenue. Soror Laura T. Lovelace was Supreme Basileus and Soror Fayette B. Norris, Great Lakes Regional Director. The First Chapter Officers were:

  • Pink Goes Green…

    With the emergence of spring, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter launched their recycling campaign to benefit the Special Olympics and Toledo Public Schools.

Welcome to Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

"The guiding force developed by our illustrious Founders continues to live on in Zeta Alpha Omega today..." 

- Felicia Dunston, 2016-17 President

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President’s Message

Welcome to the official website of the Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. We are proud to celebrate 64 years of compassionate service to the residents of Toledo, Ohio and since our inception Zeta Alpha Omega has been on the forefront of providing ‘Service to all Mankind’. 

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Former Presidents

Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter 1972-1973: Soror Willie Kate Jackson 1974-1975: Soror Helen V. Cohen 1976-1977: Soror Ann Colbert Battles 1978-1979: Soror Ethel Spencer 1980-1981: Soror Elinor W. Allen 1982-1983: Soror Phyllis L. Stephens 1986-1987: Soror Zephyr Taylor 1988-1989: Soror Edna Robertson 1990-1991: Soror Valerie Penn 1992-1993: Soror Marie L. Bush

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Reclaiming Pearls

The members of Zeta Alpha Omega welcome all members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to reactivate with our chapter. We invite you to join us at our next chapter meeting. First time visitors are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early as credentials are verified prior to admitting new

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Sorority History

Above: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Founders Led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, 1908 Founded 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

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