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The mission of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. is to create a strong sisterhood that will serve as a support for college women in today's society. The sisterhood shall support its members in their individual journey towards a balanced life. The Alpha Pi Omega woman will always strive for greater scholarship, honesty, leadership, service, and personal integrity. The Sorority will work to preserve our native American traditions. Through celebration and practice of our cultural and spiritual heritage, we become one with each other.
Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. is the first historically American Indian Sorority in the nation. Founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on September 1, 1994, the Sorority is spreading across the country and currently has over 600 sisters representing 100 tribes. The Sorority was incorporated by the state of North Carolina on November 13, 1995 and is governed by a fourteen member board of directors known as the Grand Keepers of the Circle. The Grand Keepers meet bi-monthly to provide general supervision of the affairs of the Sorority. The Sorority's national convention, the Grand Gathering, is held during the first weekend of June annually. While the Sorority is social in nature, chapters are required to complete community service projects and conduct fundraising activities for the national philanthropy of the Sorority. Our current national philanthropy is the Americans Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES).
We are truly a united sisterhood of American Indian women who are committed to each other, our communities, tribes, families, academic excellence, and self-empowerment.