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It all began with a desire to better Baltimore...

On December 3, 1988, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Rho Xi Omega Chapter was chartered by 80 dynamic women. They believed Baltimore would be better served with the establishment of a second graduate chapter. The chartering was completed under the leadership of Soror Idell Pugh, the North Atlantic Regional Director. Our chapter was grounded in a need, a desire to expand the reach of Alpha Kappa Alpha in Baltimore. This foundation has guided our chapter growth, execution of programs of service, and sisterly spirit since 1988.

In 1990, our chapter established a charitable nonprofit organization, Cultured Pearls of Service, Incorporated (formerly known as Rho Xi Omega Charities, Incorporated), as its public service arm to more effectively manage its programs of service and expand funding opportunities.

Since its inception, Rho Xi Omega Chapter has served the Baltimore community in numerous capacities through its education, health, and family initiatives. The chapter has raised thousands of dollars by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and during the early years in the AIDSWalk.

Rho Xi Omega Chapter has awarded well over $125,000 in scholarships to college-bound students. In 2005, our chapter finalized a $10,000 scholarship endowment at the Baltimore City Community College. We were the first fraternal organization to finalize an endowment at BCCC.

The Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is part of the North Atlantic Region. For more information about the North Atlantic Region and their activities please visit https://aka1908.com/northatlantic.

Past Presidents

2017-2020 - Dr. Scheherazade W. Forman

2013-2016 - Tracey Barbour-Gillett

2009-2012 - Sheryl L. Nelson

2007-2008 - Allison Riddle-Fletcher*

2003-2006 - Helen Griffin Anderson

1999-2002 - JoAnn C. Jolivet

1995-1998 - Karen C. Barland

1991-1994 - Vivian V. Braxton

1988-1990 - Yvonne Holt-Stone

Asterisk (*) denotes Ivy Beyond the Wall

Rho Xi Omega Executive Committee

Monica White

First Vice President

Monica L. King

Second Vice President

Morgan Thomas


Vanessa S. Ray

Assistant Secretary

Charnetta Holmon


Shanika Anderson

Vice Treasurer 

Deborah Clay

Financial Secretary

Jeri Bentley

Vice Financial Secretary

Donna Price


Nina Spencer

Asst. Parlimentarian

Jennifer Robinson

Sergeant of Arms

Amber Clyburn

Corresponding Secretary

Anita Ruiz-Brittingham

Ivy Leaf Reporter

Michele Baldwin 


Jackie Collins-Miller

Member At Large

Carley Offer

Member At Large

Marquise Blake Spencer

Member At Large

Constance Tucker

Member At Large

Donna El Amin


Janet Nance Richardson

Graduate Advisor

Lamda Beta

Nichole M. Wallace

Graduate Advisor

Upsilon Gamma

Since Rho Xi Omega Was Chartered on December 3, 1988...


Programs of Service

Scholarships awarded to deserving students





Throughout the Baltimore community, Rho Xi Omega’s history spans 31 years of service. We are fulfilling the legacy of vibrant and visionary women who founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 112 years ago.

Deep Community Roots

Rho Xi Omega has a rich and philanthropic background within Baltimore and across the Nation. Since inception, we have served the Baltimore community in numerous capacities since 1988.

Program Initiatives

Our chapter expands its community presence of HBCU For Life, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building an Economic Legacy, The Arts, and Global Impact initiatives.

Reputation for Giving Back

Cultured Pearls of Service, Inc., provides comprehensive programs and services to improve the educational growth, health, cultural, and socioeconomic status youths and families. 

Awards & Scholarships

Offered to Baltimore metro area high-school seniors. Interested students are encouraged to apply by downloading the application. All awards are renewable for 4 years.