Alpha Tau Omega History
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter provides numerous innovative programs of service that are beneficial for our youth such as a reading enrichment program at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club, and the Mahogany Brain Challenge, a contest for youth on African American History held annually in February. Currently we sponsor a Mentor Program for the female students at MLK Academy with a focus in academic enrichment and leadership development. We also promote programs to educate the community in regard to Health Issues, Economic Security, Global Poverty, Social Justice, and advancing education with Scholarships for graduating seniors.
The first elected officers of Alpha Tau Omega chapter were Bettie S. Browne, President; Lucille Bonnett, Vice President; Kittiie Haywood, Second Vice President; Susie Curtis, Secretary and Hostess; Laura Gates, Treasurer and Susie Mae Curtis was appointed Reporter for the chapter.
Although the year of 1930 presented turbulent racial discrimination the charter members of Alpha Tau Omega were important figures in the San Antonio community. They served in the community as Educators, Activists, Shapers of Social Action, Speakers, Business Women, Writers, Church women, Civic workers, Members of Councils and served on Board of Directors. The racial environment of the 1930’s endorsed a conscious awareness of the need to promote scholarship and academic achievement and Alpha Tau Omega heeded the challenge. In addition, several of Alpha Tau Omega’s charter members were involved in various forms of artistic expression before there were such role models. The charter members of Alpha Tau Omega Chapter were women many years ahead of their time.
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Tau Omega Chapter, is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college educated women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, is the premier sisterhood of college-educated women working together to serve the citizens of San Antonio and surrounding Bexar County communities.
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter provides numerous innovative programs of service that are beneficial for our youth such as a reading enrichment program at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club, and the Mahogany Brain Challenge, a contest for youth on African American History held annually in February. Currently we sponsor a Mentoring Program for female students at MLK Academy with a focus in academic enrichment and leadership development. We also promote programs to educate the community regarding Health Issues, Economic Security, Global Poverty, Social Justice, and advancing education with Scholarships for graduating seniors. While highlighting the significance of HBCUs in our society we have adopted St. Philip’s College. Fashionetta™ our signature fundraiser and Shades of Green our annual golf tournament are means to sustain our programs of service.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
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Legacy of Leadership
18th South Central Regional Director
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Dr. Jacqueline O. Dansby
1990 - 1994
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter is also the home of the 18th South Central Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Dr. Jacqueline O. Dansby, Ph.D.
Dr. Jacqueline O. Dansby was elected as the 18th South Central Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in 1990. Re-elected in 1992, she served two terms in this position. Her tenure was characterized by a warm and positive spirit of sisterhood, a passion for excellence, tireless energy and enthusiasm, innovative approaches, solid commitment, and attainment of goals. Dr. Dansby has dedicated over 50 years of uninterrupted service to the sorority.
Second Vice President
Assistant Recording Secretary
Treasurer & Budget Chairman
Assistant Treasurer & Budget Chairman
Assistant Financial Secretary
Delta Rho Chapter
Delta Rho Chapter
Omicron Tau Chapter
Omicron Tau Chapter
Assistant Graduate Advisor
Chief of Staff to the President
San Antonio Ivy Educational Fund, Inc.
Roseville Housing Trust
Alpha Tau Omega Senior Opportunity Services of Texas, Inc.
Advocate for Social Justice
Constitution & Bylaws
Leadership & Development
Protocol & Rituals
Enhance our Enviroment
Building our Economic Wealth
Youth Leadership Institute
Mental Health Awareness
Strengthen our Sisterhood
Mahogany Brain Challenge
MLK Day of Service
Courtesy & Bereavement
We Care About You
Meditation & Music