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Message From the President

Greetings Family, Friends, Supporters and Partners:

I have the honor of serving as the 13th President of Sigma Delta Omega (SDO) with the support of a remarkable, distinguished, and well-connected group of college-educated women who are committed to a culture that advances the ideals of compassion, empathy, support, and respect, while providing “Service to all Mankind” in a way that makes difference.  

The SDO legacy is a serious matter. Chartered in 1990, for over a quarter of a century, our small and impassioned, award-winning chapter, has been extraordinarily successful in establishing a legacy of scholarship, sisterhood and service based out of Elk Grove, California. We have developed, implemented, and partnered with other organizations to provide and/or support life changing local and global initiatives focused on areas which include, but are not limited to youth educational enrichment, voting registration and healthcare advocacy.


As part of the nucleus, founded in 1908, with approximately 300,000 members in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® there are chapters in the United States, Virgin Islands, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea, South Africa, Bermuda, Bahamas, Dubai, Liberia, and Nigeria.

Sigma Delta Omega honors our founders’ vision to encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, promote unity and friendship among college women, alleviate societal challenges for women and girls, and to be of service to others.


In closing I personally thank you for visiting our website and I encourage frequent visits to stay informed about upcoming activities, events and/or to explore opportunities for partnerships as we are always actively seeking opportunities to engage with the community, collaborate with community partners, and offer programs and services that are impactful and sustainable. 

Although small in numbers our outreach, involvement and impact are far stretching in all we that we do.

Serving in the Spirit of Legacy,

Yvette L. Smith-Smith

President, Sigma Delta Omega

Elk Grove, CA

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

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