The Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter

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Notable BOS Facts

 

  • BOS was the 101st chapter chartered by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

  • BOS chartered three undergraduate chapters: Beta Upsilon (JCSU, 1952), 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.

  • In 2010-2011, BOS was the largest alumni chapter in North Carolina and 9th in the Northeast Region

  • In August of 2013, Basileus Shaune' Poole and Soror Yolanda Davis were interviewed by Sonja Gantt on "WCNC News at 4:00PM with Sonja Gantt" about the chapter's Operation BigBookBag school supply drive, which would benefit the students of Winterfield Elementary School.

  • During the 2014-2015 Sorority year, Beta Omicron Sigma almost doubled its membership size, resulting in a chapter record of 48 financial members.

  • Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter added the Rhosebud Club as a new affiliate during the 2018-2019 Sorority Year.

Soror Carrie Quander was a talented musician and a school teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.  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.

 

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.  

In recent years, BOS has seen incredible membership growth, including the induction of its largest TORCH class since its chartering class - "Essential (Twenty) One's". Spring 2021 was inducted under the guidance of Quanita Wells-Martin. 

 

Beta Omicron Sigma is recognized as a Diamond Chapter (75+ financial members and is on the way to reaching Centennial status (100+ members).