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SAO History
  Sigma Alpha Omega® was formed as a Sister Sorority to Chi Alpha Omega fraternity. Chi Alpha Omega was founded as a co-ed Christian fraternity in the spring of 1987 at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The purpose of Chi Alpha Omega was to assemble Christian students in a Christ-centered brotherhood in order to enjoy Christian fellowship, service, accountability, and social activities.

In January 1998, the active brothers (both males and females) of the Beta Chapter of Chi Alpha Omega at North Carolina State University voted to form Sigma Alpha Omega® in hopes of benefiting both the fraternity and the sorority. Both groups committed to living according to the ideals of Christ and His Word, uplifting each other through fellowship and service, and bringing the love of Christ to North Carolina State University. Founding Sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega® at North Carolina State University are Michelle Bull, Kathryn Meyer, Kimberly Rogers, and Josie Watson.

Since the founding of the sorority, chapters of Sigma Alpha Omega® have been established at many colleges and universities across the nation. Learn more about our various chapters.


SAO National

As the sorority grew, a need arose to connect chapters through a national organization. Active sisters of the Alpha Chapter at North Carolina State University labored for three years to prepare documents to support a National Board of Trustees. During the spring of 2004, the Lord confirmed the timing of the establishment of the National Board when active and alumni members of the Alpha Chapter met to pray about the future of the sorority.

Sigma Alpha Omega® Christian Sorority, Inc. was officially recognized as a national non-profit organization under the laws of North Carolina in June 2004. The first National Board of Trustees consisted of alumni members from the Alpha chapter. They were Kristen Batten, Emily Britt, Emily Greene, Valerie Harris Smith, Beth Helms, Jerusha Monroe, Jody Moss Ransom, Josie Watson Thomas, and Lindsey Viens.