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The Iota Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter was chartered on November 1, 2003, by Nadia E. Bowman, Andrea M. Fleming, Kenya C. Goodwin, Sajata Griddle, Seena A. Hodges, and Erika D. Williams. The first year was dedicated to organization and community service. In subsequent years, the chapter has continued to make remarkable progress. Iota Omicron Sigma is dedicated to being the beacon of light in our communities by upholding our commitment to civic, educational and economic growth to help strengthen the foundation of children, women and families. We are the women of IOS…Implementing Outstanding Service.
From executing national projects such as Operation Big Book Bag, the Sigma Youth Symposium, March for Babies in support of our partnership with March of Dimes, Walk for St. Jude, partnering with SC HIV/AIDS Council in support of the Act Against AIDS initiative, to supporting local agencies designed to eradicate issues surrounding heart disease, sickle cell, homelessness and hunger, it has been the goal of the chapter since its inception to develop deep roots in the community and give back in measurable, yet impactful ways. Each year we pay homage to our 7 Founding Pearls of our Sisterhood by honoring local school teachers on “Teachers Appreciation Day” during Founders’ Week; as a result, we have forged strong relationships with Logan Elementary School, Brookland-Cayce Grammar School, Irmo Middle School and Forest Heights Elementary School just to name a few.
In 2016, Iota Omicron Sigma was the first alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho in the state of South Carolina to successfully host our newest and internationally renowned Swim 1922 initiative, where our Sorority, in partnership with USA Swimming, targets our African-American youth and introduces them to the importance of water safety and fun activities to help reduce the risk of disproportionate drowning deaths in our communities. Along with having the joy of advising our undergraduate Sorors of the Beta Iota Chapter at Allen University, Iota Omicron Sigma is also home to the Southeastern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated Rhoer Advisor of the Year for 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting, mentoring, developing, and contributing to the character and success of young ladies and the overall growth of our illustrious Sisterhood. Our commitment to growth was also highlighted at the 56th Biennial Boule in 2016 as ranking 3rd in the nation for reclamation efforts amongst inactive Sorors and resting in the 90+% for retention.
Serves as the 2020-2022 South Carolina Area Coordinator