Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter

Jai-Anana  Elliott, Chapter President  

 Ida L. Jackson brought the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha to the American West Coast in 1921, chartering Rho Chapter at the University of California Berkley. On August 1, 1933, Beta Theta Chapter was chartered in Seattle, Washington at the Tacoma, Washington home of Sadie McIver. Beta Theta consisted of both undergraduate and graduate members.

By 1948, there were enough members in Beta Theta Chapter to form a second chapter, which would be named Delta Upsilon Omega – the first graduate chapter in Washington State.

Delta Upsilon Omega’s Charter Members are: Ruth Marie Brown, Ruth Beck Davis, Geraldine Coston, Georgia Gill, Theresa Hailey, Mildred McIver, Merry Newton Cole, Helen Beck Stafford, Doris Wilson, Elvie Watts, Irene Woods, Freddie Braxton, & Thelma DeWitty.

Delta Upsilon Omega Executive Board


President: Jai-Anana Elliott

Vice President: Jamila E. Taylor

Recording Secretary: Brittney Pettway

Assistant Recording Secretary: Jana Elliott

Financial Secretary: Leslie Lawson-Sims

Corresponding Secretary: Monica Brown

Treasurer: Ayanna Colman

Public Relations Chairman: Jessica Moore

Membership Chairman: Janice Clark

Parliamentarian: Phyllis Scott-Lowe

Hostess: Keysha Ross

Chaplain: Gennifer White

Graduate Advisor: Leslie Lawson-Sims

Assistant Graduate Advisor: Monica Brown

Historian: Millicent Borishade

Sergeant at Arms: Ada Hardy