- Alpha Pi Omega
Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. is the oldest historically Native American fraternal organization. It is also the largest Native American greek letter organization, with 13 chapters in five states and interest groups in three additional states.
Alpha Pi Omega Sorority was founded on Sept. 1, 1994 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill by four Native women. The founders, now known to the membership as the Four Winds, are Shannon Brayboy, Jamie Goins, Amy Locklear and Christie Strickland.
With more than 70 tribes represented, the sorority initiated its 300th member in fall 2007.
The sorority's founding principles are traditionalism, spirituality, education and contemporary issues.
Interested women may join at the undergraduate or post-undergraduate level. Collegiate women must have completed at least 12 credit hours, have a 2.3 GPA or higher and no previous affiliation to any social sorority. Women interested joining a graduate chapter must have completed a bachelor's degree or higher and have no previous affiliation to any social sorority.
Nationally, the sorority is governed by a 14-member board known as the Grand Keepers of the Circle. Grand Keepers are elected to two-year terms and meet bi-monthly.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Oklahoma State University
University of New Mexico
University of Arizona
North Carolina State University
Northeastern State University
Arizona State University
The Triangle, North Carolina
Robeson County, North Carolina
Columbus County, North Carolina
Payne County, Oklahoma
Provisional chapters and additional honey process sites
*Provisional graduate chapter-
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
*Additional honey process sites -
Dane County, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Northern Colorado, Harvard University
* [http://www.alphapiomega.org/ Alpha Pi Omega's official Web site]
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