About Us

Mission

Omega Phi Alpha is the most respected provider of lifelong sisterhood-based community service and leadership development. 

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Purpose

The purpose and goals of this sorority shall be to assemble its members in the fellowship of Omega Phi Alpha, to develop friendship, leadership and cooperation by promoting service to the university community, to the community-at-large, to the members of the sorority, and to the nations of the world.

History

Omega Phi Alpha is a national service sorority. Founded in 1967 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, Omega Phi Alpha currently has 30 active chapters in the United States.

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Areas of Service

Since our main focus is service, we 

concentrate our service efforts into six main areas:

1. Permanent Project: The permanent project is mental health. For our permanent projects, our chapter has worked with a local organization in Chattanooga called Signal Centers.

2. President's Project: Each year at Omega Phi Alpha National Convention, the National President of Omega Phi Alpha presents the cause she feels is worthy of being the focus of OPA service nationwide. For 2018-2019, the President's Project is  "Building Bridges." Past President's projects include: Physical Fitness and Healthy Living, Education, Women's Health, Domestic Violence Awareness, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Literacy, and archiving OPA.

3. Service to the University Community: Volunteering to help the campus community at each collegiate chapter. Examples from Sigma chapter include: campus clean-up, Teacher appreciation letters, Finals Week snacks-to-class and Ben's Bells.

4. Service to the Community at Large: Volunteering for the local community. Examples from Sigma chapter include: working with the Chattanooga Zoo, the Creative Discovery Museum, participating in river clean-ups and spending time with the kids at the Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga.

5. Service to the members of the sorority: Helping our fellow members. Examples from Sigma chapter include: leadership and other workshops with an on-campus organization called Step Up, sisterhood retreats, and sisterhood bonding events.


6. Service to the nations of the world: Volunteering for global causes. For this service area, Sigma chapter volunteers with or donates to various organizations world-wide including: Feed My Starving Children, 30 Hour Famine, The Water Project, and Operation Christmas Child.

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OPA's Motto:
Today's friends.

 

Tomorrow's leaders.

 

Forever in service.

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