President's Message


It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website! We are excited to celebrate over 60 years of service to the Tacoma area. Over the years, the chapter has demonstrated its commitment to impacting lives through various community programs including our five target areas of Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact.

Working For All Mankind


Zeta Omega Omega Chapter 

Helen B. Stafford, a resident of Tacoma, WA, was an active member of Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter in Seattle, WA and enjoyed being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.  For approximately four years, she and 5 other sorors diligently attended Delta Upsilon Omega's 3rd Monday night chapter meetings because they wanted to affiliate with a graduate chapter and there was not one in Tacoma.

During that time, these 6 women decided they wanted to form a graduate chapter in Tacoma, WA.  After searching far and wide in Tacoma, Pierce County, and all the military bases, this group, led by Helen B. Stafford, was able to find 6 other sorors to charter a graduate chapter.

With the support of Delta Upsilon Omega chapter, these 12 women: Leila Frederick Cornwell (Allen), Minnie Gilbert Elmore, Marie J. Ginn (Lindsey), Dorothy B. Haynes, Marye T. Jackson, Allie Jones, Cornelia B. Lasley, Lorena McLauren, Audrey Appling Russell, Helen B. Stafford, Thelma Ward Tyree, and Jennie Howard Washington, submitted the application for their chapter and waited patiently.

Finally, the approval came, and on February 23, 1957, with Seattle and Portland Sorority members all around, Far Western Regional Director Mary P. King chartered Zeta Omega Omega Chapter in Tacoma, WA.

Who We Are

A Distinct Identity

Here at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Zeta Omega Omega Chapter, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"

Martin Luther King Jr.

Contact: Zeta Omega Omega Chapter

Tacoma, WA, USA

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