• The Small Chapter With a Big Heart!

    Welcome to Tau Xi Omega

  • Tau Xi Omega Celebrates 25 years!

  • Presidents Message

    Erika Henley

    President, Tau Xi Omega

    Dear Sorors, Family and Friends,
    Welcome to the official website of Tau Xi Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc in Hamden, CT
    We're a small chapter with a big heart and have proudly served our community for over 20 years. We work tirelessly to uphold the strong legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated by committing ourselves to our community and striving to affect the lives we touch.

    Please take the time to view our website and learn more about us, our organization and our mission.

  • Sorority History

    Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century.

    The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.
     

    As the Sorority grew, it kept in balance two important themes: the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women of ability and courage. As the world became more complex, there was a need for associations which cut across racial, geographical, political, physical and social barriers.

    Alpha Kappa Alpha’s influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.

  • Chapter History

    Tau Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on December 12, 1992 in Hamden, Connecticut under the leadership of Former North Atlantic Regional Director Erma W. Barron. Realizing there was a need for leadership, service, fortitude and sisterhood in the greater Hamden, Connecticut area the chartering members of Tau Xi Omega worked tirelessly to bring the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to the area.

     

    Despite many challenges faced, the small but dedicated chapter of Tau Xi Omega has worked hard to uphold the values of Alpha Kappa Alpha by making an impact in the community and becoming a positive influence for all.

    Tau Xi Omega has sponsored Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Little League Baseball and Soap Box Derby Racing to show support for the community’s youth. The chapter has participated in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Orientation Program, the adoption of The Connecticut Afro American Historical Society (CAAHS), Habitat for Humanity, numerous food drives and has collaborated with the Christian Community Action Agency.

    Charter Members

    Dora Lee Brown

    Patricia Floyd Jenkins
    Donna Gatling
    Elaine C. Henley
    Carol D. Johnson
    Eva Johnson
    Carol Strong-Robinson
    Jacqueline Randolph
    Vera Toney
    Paula Venable
    Gladys K. Whitney
    Lisa Whitney
    Patricia Whitney
    Dawn Kountz

    Tracey Mayes
    Eleanor Echols
    Linda Baldwin
    Patricia Nixon
    Bettye Swindell
    Carol Cox
    Renetta W. Hill

    Shelley Joyner
    Tanya Poole
    Dianna O’ Brien
    Valarie Powell
    Angela Robinson
    Gail Spence

     

    Current/Past Presidents

    Dora Brown 1992-1994

    Carol Johnson 1995-1998
    Lisa Whitney 1999-2002

    Tracie Grimsley 2003-2004
    Elaine Henley 2005-2008
    Tracie Grimsley 2009
    Elaine Henley 2010-2011
    Deborah Miles 2011-2014

    Carol Johnson 2014-2016

    Erika Henley 2016-Present

     

  • Calendar of Events

    2016-17

    December 2017

    Dec 2 TXO 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Dec 7 Chapter Meeting

     

    November 2017

    Nov 2 Chapter Meeting

     

    October 2017

    Oct 8 Chapter Meeting

    Oct 7 Cluster V - Foxwoods

    Oct 15 Breast Cancer Walk

    Oct 21 Sisters Journey Pink Tea

    Oct 24 One Million Backpacks

     

    September 2017

    Sep 7 Chapter Meeting

    Sep 16 Sickle Cell Walk

    Sep 28 Ascend

     

    August 2017

    Aug 27 All White Party

     

    June 2017

    June 1 Chapter Meeting

    June 15 Ascend Graduation

     

    May 2017

    May 4 Chapter Meeting

    May 18 Ascend

    May 20 1908 Playground Mobilization Day Project

    May 20 NAMI Walk, Bushnell Park- Hartford

    May 30 Hamden High School Scholarship Night

     

    April 2017

    Apr 6 Chapter Meeting

    Apr 8 AKA/NAMI awareness day

    Apr 20 Ascend

    Apr 22 Earth Day - Hamden Middle School

    Apr 26-30 86th NARC- Baltimore, Maryland

     

     

     

     

    March 2017

    Mar 8 Women's Day at the Capitol

    Mar 11 Chapter Meeting

    Mar 16 Ascend

    Mar 31 TXO fundraiser to Foxwoods

     

    February 2017

    Feb 11 Chapter Meeting

    Feb 16 Ascend

     

    January 2017

    Jan 5 Chapter Meeting

    Jan 15 Founders Day

     

    December 2016

    Dec 1 Chapter Meeting

     

     

    November 2016

    Nov 3 Chapter Meeting

     

    October 2016

    Oct 6 Chapter Meeting

    Oct. 1 Cluster V Conference

     

    September 2016

    Sept 23 HBCU Day

    Sept 2 Chapter Meeting

  • Programs

    Supreme in Service

    Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives.

    The 2014-2018 International Program will focus onLaunching New Dimensions of Service℠. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 265,000 members and 986 chapters, will have an opportunity to address community needs with programs in five target areas:

    1. Educational Enrichment
    2. Health Promotion
    3. Family Strengthening
    4. Environmental Ownership
    5. Global Impact


    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will expand its community presence as a result of these initiatives, which include International Community Impact Days and our signature enrichment program, ASCEND℠.

  • Links

    National Headquarters -  www.aka1908.com

     

    North Atlantic Regional Conference -www.akanorthatlantic.org


     

  • Members

    Officers

    Erika Henley, President
    Brenda Washington, Vice President
    Tanya Hughes, Secretary
    Donna Ward, Assistant Secretary
    Chelsea Little-Hughes, Corresponding Secretary
    Linda Chatman, Treasurer
    Cheryl Gatling-Galloway, Financial Secretary
    Deborah Watts Miles, Parliamentarian
    Claudette Beamon, Ivy Leaf Reporter
    Kathy Wright, Sargent at Arms
    Eleanor Echols, Hostess
    Jennifer Guidry, Chaplin

    General Members

    Arlene Arias
    Stephanie Barnes
    Jayne Bonner

    Dora L. Brown
    Makenzie Burgess
    Makia Burgess
    Christina Dickerson-Cousin
    Ndidi Feinberg

    Linda Gatling

    Tracey Ganeus-Johnson
    Christine Grant
    Gyna M. Gant

    Maureen Harry

    Sylvia Haughton

    Elaine Henley
    Crystal Herron

    General Members

    Renetta Hill

    Elizabeth Hilton

    Kelly Hope
    Carol Johnson

    Sharon Jones-McCann

    Shelly Joyner

    Dawn Kountz
    Jacquelyn Mayo

    Cynthia Mitchell

    Nicole Nunez
    Valerie Parks

    Cindy Porter
    Jacqueline Randolph

    Charlene White

    Kathi Williams

    Tiara Willie
     

  • Contact Us

    Tau Xi Omega
    P.O. Box 6184
    Hamden, CT 06517
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