The Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter

Notable BOS Facts


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

  • BOS chartered three undergraduate chapters: Beta Upsilon (JCSU, 1952), Mu Tau (Livingstone College), and Nu Rho (UNC-Charlotte,1993). NOTE: Mu Tau is now supervised by Lambda Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Salisbury Alumni)

  • 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.

  • BOS achieved Pearl Chapter status in 2018 with 72 financial members - the most in chapter history.

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 - "The Elegant Eleven". Fall 2017 was inducted under the guidance of Dr. Courtney Orr. 


Ending the 2019-2020 sorority year, BOS continued to be recognized as with the previous 2018-2019 year, as a Pearl Chapter (50+ financial members) and is just shy of reaching Diamond Chapter status (75+ financial members).

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