Program Targets

DUO Member Princess Stewart with high school students at the HBCU College Fair.

Target I: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action

  • Delta Upsilon Omega will promote and market historically black colleges and universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure.
  • Activities include publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs and the support of the AKA HBCU Endowment Initiative.
  • We assist students with guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAPSM.

Target III: Building Your Economic Legacy

  • Personal Financial Planning and Asset Accumulation. Financial Freedom Legacy Workshops conducted with local certified financial planners provide information on saving, investing, and retirement planning.
  • Credit Repair and Monitoring focuses on ways to repair credit and improve credit scores, including how to check for inaccurate information on credit reports and protect against identity theft and unauthorized credit history use.
  • Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365 highlights and promotes successful African-American owned businesses with an aim toward spawning new entrepreneurial ventures in our communities.
  • Operation AKA Assist focuses on implementing programs to assist those in need in various communities by directing attention to the plight of the homeless, including children and veterans.

Target II: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness

  • Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention focuses specifically on early detection through mammograms to improve the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Heart Health remains a focus as the sorority enhances its commitment to healthy hearts through fitness activities and walking.
  • Nutrition and Wellness emphasizes healthy lifestyles including prenatal, childhood, adult, and senior nutrition programs.
  • Care for the Caregivers places emphasis on taking care of those who take care of others.

Target IV: The Arts!

  • Delta Upsilon Omega focuses on arts enrichment and culture through the promotion of visual and performance arts.
  • Salute to the Harlem Renaissance celebrates the contributions of African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance through student research and talent showcases.
  • Salute to the Black Arts Movement focuses on student research and the celebration of African-American artists during the Black Arts Movement.

Target V: Global Impact

  • Global AssistanceActivities. Delta Upsilon Omega engages in global partnerships that provide assistance to the underserved in international areas populated with people of color. These partnerships include the following:
    • Soles 4 Souls: the collection of gently-worn shoes and transport of shoes to specified locations.
    • Lions Club International: participating in an eyeglass initiative designed to prevent blindness, help restore eyesight, and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people around the world by donating used eyeglasses in partnership with local Lions Clubs.
    • Pillowcase Project: Using pillowcases to make dresses for children, which are sent to Haiti to provide clothing for children in need.
  • Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP). Supporting refugees of color in the United States by partnering with organizations engaged in support activities that assist refugees and their families to integrate into American life.

International Community Service Days highlight our collective impact in program target areas:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
  • Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February)
  • Global Impact Day (April)
  • International Day of Prayer (August)
  • AKA HBCU Day Observance & National HBCU Week (September)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October)
  • Caregivers Day (November)