In the beginning there was Spring 1997 and the chapter we now affectionately call Omicron Eta, was called Northeast Regional Chapter at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The first three ladies ever inducted on the campus were Lavone Lloyd, Renee Bracey and Andrea Smith. With the contributions of the Rho Chapter at Winston-Salem State University and Alpha Mu Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Winston-Salem, the journey to Sigmaland began.
These three young ladies: Lloyd, Smith and Bracey, arrived as newly inducted ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho with their minds set on obtaining at least teo more qualified ladies to charter an official chapter at UNCG. In an interest meeting at the library on campus, many came, but few were chosen! Shortly after, in the summer of 1997, Vanessa Raynor and Shlakia Miller were also inducted into the organization.
Officially on November 15, 1997, under the direction of Soror Linda Mann and Alpha Mu Sigma Alumnae Chapter, Omicron Eta was chartered by Renee Bracey, Lavone Lloyd, Andrea Smith, Vanessa Raynor, Shlakia Miller and Katina Poole (Rho Chapter Initiate).
Since this time, the chapter has inducted 50+ additional members. The intimacy and youth of the chapter has been a wonderful catalyst to cultivating sisterhood among the alumnae and current chapter members. The thrust for scholarship has been key to members being inducted into honor societies and obtaining Masters and PhDs.
The chapter continues to promote “Greater Service, Greater Progress” to the greater Greensboro community by serving at Greensboro Urban Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and The Ronald McDonald House to name a few.