Founded in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, it is one of the oldest HBCU's west of the Mississippi River. Currenlty, Wiley College provides students with a liberal arts focus as a private college in Marshall, Texas. Sorority member Bettye Soesman attended Wiley College.
This university was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881. The campus is the only HBCU to be recognized as a historical site by the National Park Service. Sorority member Sivi Banks-Carson was initiated into the Gamma Kappa Chapter at Tuskegee in 1989.
Texas Southern University in Houston, is one of the largest all-inclusive HBCUs in the United States. Texas Southern has earned acclaim as being Texas' only HBCU to be one of America's Top Colleges by Forbes magazine. Sorority member Keyarna Gant graduated from Texas Southern University.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are the birthplace of majority of the Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs). Without Howard University in Washington D.C., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's course in history would be written differently. The 'Think HBCU' initiative pays tribute and reignites support of our nation's HBCUs.
The following HBCUs are dear to Pi Sigma Omega as a few of our chapter members have attended, graduated or were initiated into undergraduate chapters on these campuses. Click on the university seal to learn more about the specific HBCU.
A group of ministers affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) founded Texas College on January 9, 1894. The private college is affiliated with the United Negro College Fund. Sorority member Peggye Bearnes was initiated into the Alpha Tau Chapter at Texas College in December 1955.
Southern University and A&M College is offers a broad curriculum with four-year, graduate, professional and doctorate degree programs throughout the state of Louisiana. For nine consectutive years, Southern's male bachelor graduates ranked 4th in the nation for doctoral recipients. Sorority members Judy Bossier, Ursula Martin and Margie Miles graduated from Southern University.