Iota Omicron Newsletter

December 2015

Volume 1, Issue 5

Hello Everyone,

Please explore our newsletter to obtain event updates regarding the Iota Omicron chapter. We encourage your participation during our upcoming events, as well as those events taking place within the surrounding community. The late Maya Angelou, a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., once said, " Nothing will work unless you do." Our community will not thrive, unless we all make a commitment to create change by volunteering our time and efforts.

Thanks for visiting.

Upcoming Events

College Calendar

Click here for a detailed calendar of programs and events at the College of Charleston.

Seasonal Wrap Donations

Monday, November 30th-December 4th

Donate your lightly used winter clothing and accessories to those who need them. To donate find the pink and green cardboard boxes in the following residence halls...

  • Warren 10
  • Liberty
  • George
  • Berry

Relay for Life

Relay for Life will be holding an event December 2, 2015 from 5-9 in the Cistern Yard which is a Mini Luminaria Ceremony. Relay for Life is an event recognized by the American Cancer Society where they fight against cancer. These donations go toward research to find a cure, and support services to patients and their families. So they dedicate this evening to recognize those fighting cancer, those who have lost the fight to cancer, and support their families as cancer.

They will be making bags in Cougar Mall the November 30-December 2, stop by and make your bag.

Miss Black & Gold Interest Meeting

The Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated will be having their annual Miss Black & Gold Ladies Scholarship Pageant interest meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 8:30pm in the NPHC House. Judging categories consist of an opening dance number, swimwear, talent, evening wear, and question and answer.

For more information email or contact Bro. Robert D. Taylor at

Fire and Ice Ball

Saturday, December 5th


TD Arena Hospitality Suite

The Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the Lambda Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presents The First Annual Fire & Ice Ball: A Night of Elegance. Come and enjoy an evening of networking, socializing, ad entertainment. Donations will be accepted at the event, as they raise money for charity.

For more information, contact

Money Management Event Recap

A big thank you to those who made it to our event last month. However, if you were unable to attend, please look below for a recap.

Five Easy Steps for Financial Success

1. Use credit to your advantage

2. Before you sign on the dotted line, do research before your decide to borrow money from financial institutions.

3. Consider ways to make your money go further by: creating a saving account, opting to cook at home, and taking advantage of student discounts.

4. Create a budget.

5. Utilize the hands on banking program. It can be accessed

Scholarship Opportunities

Check here for more scholarship opportunities.

Shoutout Corner

Congratulations to the Cartel Queens for winning first place in the annual Stroll Like An Alpha event, hosted by the Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Great job ladies.

This section congratulates any person on the College of Charleston campus who is doing phenomenal things. Check back next month, it may be you!

Volunteer Opportunities

“Fun Friday”

Every Friday 2:00-2:30

Sander’s Clyde needs volunteers every Friday for “Fun Friday”.

If interested please contact Principal Jermaine Joyner at either (843) 724-7783 or .

Expanded Learning

After school program 3:00-5:15

homework help for the first 45mins needed

contact: Danielle Daniels (843) 518-7565

Simmons Pickney Middle: Mentor Program


6th grade: 10:19-10:44

7th grade: 11:20-11:46

8th grade: 12:23-12:48

contact Kelli at

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday

Destiny Brice : December 1st

Nic Chester: December 1st

T'Najah Ferrell: December 7th

Shanice Murphy: December 8th

Taylor Hamilton: December 9th

Morgan Phillips: December 11th

Moran Long: December 12th

Morgan Phillips: December 12th

Ajah Ashanti : December 13th

Mamiko Higa: December 13th

Aliya Dums: December 18th

Shanay Mickens: December 21st

Janice Garrett: December 23rd

Angela Hilton: December 24th

Please email us at so we can add your special day to our newsletter.

Special Announcements

Congrats to Tiffani E. Smalls (a former member of IO), on her upcoming graduation from MUSC. Her graduation will be taking place on December 10th at the Charleston Music Hall. She will be graduating with a BS in Nursing. We're so proud of our sister and all of her accomplishments. Hard work really does pay off!

Happy Holidays

The ladies of the Iota Omicron Chapter would like to say Happy Holidays.

Warmly, from our family to yours.

About Us

Our sorority has been active on the College of Charleston campus since May 4, 1975, offering "Service to ALL Mankind", maintaining a unique sisterhood.

Please feel free to contact us and follow us on social media!

Instagram: theladiesofiotaomicron

Twitter: @TheLadiesOf_IO