Iota Omicron Newsletter

March 2016

Volume 1, Issue 8

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.

3rd Annual From “Victim to Survivor” Talent Show

Thursday, March 3rd

7:00 - 9:00 PM

ECTR: 118

A night of talent with a purpose of motivation! You are a SURVIVOR!

So you think you can DANCE, SING, ACT, etc.? Everyone has a talent! Show S.C.O.P.E. your talent at our upcoming auditions! To schedule an audition, email All auditions are held at Office of Victim Services (67 George Street) in room 203! See you then!

Scholarship Opportunities

Shoutout Corner

Huge shout out to Iota Omicron's very own, Shaquandra Simpson on just getting accepted to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for the Fall 2016 term. She will be earning her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. This school has always been her top choice and she's very thankful for this opportunity. We're so proud of her and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors!

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

Keep Charleston Beautiful

Saturday, March 19th

10:00-1:00 PM

The ladies of IO want you! Please come out and join us in this beautification project as we strive to clean up our surrounding community. Please email Jalissa Truss for more information and follow our Instagram for updates.

ASW Volunteers in Residence Halls:

February 22nd–March 4th

Sign-up to show your room during Accepted Students Weekend 2016. Tour Guides and other volunteers needed. See your Hall’s Front Desk.

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday

Jalisa Truss : March 1st

Hammed Sirleaf : March 5th

Kesha Rainey: March 8th

Mariel Saldutte: March 9th

Brittany Turner: March 24th

Jeremiah Kelly: March 25th

Julisa Tindall: March 28th

Nia Strothers: March 30th

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

Special Announcements

Students, congratulations on making it to Spring Break! The ladies of the Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC hopes that you all have a safe mini-vacation!
Borelli Awards

Congratulations to the following NPHC organizations for winning awards at the annual Borelli Awards:

  • Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Lambda Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chi Iota Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Click here to see their specific awards.

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