Greetings and welcome to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter’s website.


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Welcome to the official website of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega ChapterIt is my pleasure to welcome you to our virtual web home.

We have been serving the Greater Harrisburg community for more than 60 years.  Throughout this time, Epsilon Sigma Omega chapter members have worked both independently and within collaborative partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations to make the world a better place.

Under the leadership of our International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, our commitment to service continues as we implement diverse programs that address some of the greatest human, civil rights, and social issues in our society today. As such, our 2014-2018 international program initiatives are Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega chapter addresses community needs through the robust Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM programming of five targets:

  • Educational Enrichment
  • Health Promotion
  • Family Strengthening
  • Environmental Ownership
  • Global Impact

Six community impact days:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
  • Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Month (February)
  • 1908 Playground Mobilization Day (May)
  • The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June)
  • Mental Health Month (July)
  • Childhood Hunger Month (October)

And Five Corporate Partnerships:

  • Africare
  • The Alzheimer’s Association
  • The American Heart Association/ The American Strike Association
  • NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • The United nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter will continue to serve the community through these initiatives, while focusing on our signature enrichment programs,  such as ASCEND SM (focusing on high school students), 1908 Playgrounds ProjectSM and Health related themes including Mental Health, Alzheimer’s Disease and care giver support, and Stroke and heart disease awareness.

We have appreciated your attendance and support of our programs in the past and look forward to your continued participation in the near future. Please come and support our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project, our Pink Goes Red for Women Heart Health Month, our Energy Forum, our Financial Workshops, our African American Read-In, our Scholarship Program, our local open to the public Conferences and of course, our celebrations including the Garden Tea in May. In part, your support of our events helps us to continue to provide community programs as well as academic scholarships to deserving high school seniors. In 2015, we awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to seven outstanding local high school seniors taking our total scholarships awards over several years to more than  $250,000.

I invite you to browse our chapter’s website to learn more about us, and to stay abreast of chapter events, activities, and service projects.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

If you are an Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman who is new to the area, or if you are looking to reactivate, please visit us!  Please feel free to send an email to contact us.


Dr. Anize Appel, President