Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek organization established for African-American women. Based on community service, stewardship and sisterhood, Alpha Kappa Alpha has served the community for over 100 years with diligence and pride. Members of this illustrious sorority are committed to cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards; promoting unity and friendship; alleviating social issues that affect girls and women; maintaining a progressive interest in academic achievements; and unselfishly serving all mankind. In an effort to preserve the spirit of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter hosts a bi-annual debutante cotillion for young ladies within Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Orangeburg Counties.
Program Objectives(1) To promote high ideals and character building for young ladies during their formative years;(2) To develop new friendships, provide volunteer service, engage in structured leadership and educational workshops that will enhance their educational and social skills;(3) To encourage mentorship between program participants and chapter members.
2018 Emeralds of Excellence Cotillion was held on May 26, 2018
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, S.C.
Applications have closed for the 2019-2020 Emeralds of Excellence Debutante season.
For additional questions, please contact our program chairperson, Robyn Watson, at email@example.com.