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Welcome to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter
President’s Welcome

On behalf of the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter, welcome to our website! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our chapter, programs, and the community service we implement throughout the cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Glenn Heights, Midlothian, Lancaster, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Red Oak and Waxahachie, Texas. ​​

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, an international service organization, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Since 1908, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® have focused on enriching the lives of individuals throughout the communities we serve. From the streets of Dallas, Texas to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to impact the educational, healthcare, financial, and global landscape through our international program initiatives.

The more than 325,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha are working to combat the challenges faced by individuals in the communities we serve and are making a difference and a lasting imprint on all we encounter. Under the leadership of our 31st International President and CEO, Ms. Danette Anthony Reed, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha are implementing the 2022 – 2026 International Program: Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood. This international program has six initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood serves as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative,” and there are five program initiatives which include: Empower Our Families, Build Our Economic Wealth, Enhance Our Environment, Advocate for Social Justice, and Uplift Our Local Community.

On January 11, 1997, Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter was chartered to ensure DeSoto, Texas and the surrounding cities received the everlasting impact of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Over the past 26 years, Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter has grown from 20 members to 200, to serving 10 cities in the southern sector of Dallas and Ellis counties. Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter, where its members are “Connected on the Vine by Sisterhood and Service,” has a strong legacy in the communities it serves and is known for the multitude of scholarships awarded to deserving high school and college students, implementing award-winning programs, and providing community service to individuals in need.

I encourage you to explore our website and to follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to learn more about the chapter and our upcoming events. Throughout the year, Upsilon Lambda Omega hosts public program initiatives and service project events, and I invite you to join us as we soar to greater heights!

Donna Whitehead
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter
[email protected]

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood

Upsilon Lambda Omega is proud to implement Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 2022 – 2026 International Program
This administration has six initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood serves as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission, along with five “Program Initiatives”. These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our credo of service. To learn more about each initiative, continue to scroll through this page.


Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® since 1908. With the theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy.

Strengthen Our SISTERHOOD

For more than a century, our sisterhood has served as the foundation for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to be an indomitable force for good—in our communities, states, nation, and the world. We will intentionally take time to fellowship and form lifelong relationships based on affinity, love, trust, respect, and shared goals and interests, while concurrently building on our foundation to serve others

Empower Our FAMILIES

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a strong history of supporting and servicing families, for we understand a healthy family is the foundation of a healthy community.

We will take a multi-generational approach to fortify families within our communities by addressing child hunger and promoting positive youth development and leadership, mental well-being, and senior life.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is launching our most progressive and revolutionary economic initiatives this century. This administration has created institutional-level solutions to combat institutional-level challenges.

We will further encourage and equip our members to place key strategies into action to build personal, organizational, and community economic wealth.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has the power to galvanize our organization of more than 120,000 active members, create a ripple effect, and make a significant impact on our environment. We will employ select strategies to optimize our collective ability and to improve and protect the environment at scale. We will prioritize activities that promote the adoption of more sustainable and responsible practices.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority always has been at the forefront of social justice to promote fairness and equity. We stand in the gap to empower our communities and act in the best interests of all people through social advocacy and justice. We will equip communities with the tools, knowledge, and support to activate their voices and mobilize self-help to empower communities to help themselves.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority reigns supreme in its mission of “Service to All Mankind.” Given the engagement of more than 1,046 chapters across an international landscape, we have an ongoing history and reputation for making a global impact through local change. We will celebrate excellence, promote a focus on service, and stimulate effective culture and showcase best practices—”Local Change, Big Impact, and Global Showcase.”