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CHAPTER HERSTORY

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The Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter

Soror Carrie Quander was a talented musician and a school teacher in Charlotte, NorthCarolina. "In 1950, she paid a visit to the then Northeast Region Syntaktes, Soror Annie Neville, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. "It was during this visit that Soror Quander conceived the idea of chartering a chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in Charlotte.

Filled with excitement and enthusiasm, Soror Quander returned to Charlotte with one goal in mind. "On December 2, 1950, she would attain her goal. "In a few short months, Soror Quander was able to garner the interest of fourteen other women and together

they would charter the Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter; the 101st chapter chartered by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

All fifteen Charter Members of the Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter were school teachers. Five years later, Beta Omicron Sigma would charter the first undergraduate chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho in Charlotte on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter also chartered three additional undergraduate chapters: Delta Xi (Barber Scotia College, 1971) Mu Tau (Livingstone College), and Nu Rho (UNC-Charlotte,1993). NOTE: Mu Tau is now supervised by Lambda Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Salisbury Alumni). Delta Xi Chapter is inactive as Barber Scotia College is no longer an accredited college.

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