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"Exemplifying Excellence
Through Sustainable Service"
in Carbondale, IL

80 Years of Service

"Ivy Strong: Enduring an Unconquerable Legacy"


Jacari Henderson President


President's Welcome


Greetings, on Behalf Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Gamma Kappa Omega Chapter, welcome to our official website. We have been serving the Carbondale and Southern IL community for 80 years. My name is Jacari Henderson, and I am honored to serve as the President of the Gamma Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  On behalf of our members and myself, we are very pleased that you are interested in learning more about our mission, events and programs as we continue to strive to serve the Carbondale community and the surrounding areas. 

Our Chapter has a rich history of service and sisterhood that has enabled us to make a meaningful impact within our community for 80 years. Our Chapter’s signature program is the Ivy League Academy Program which targets the developmental and educational needs of local youth from grades 2nd-12th.  

We are committed to continuing our legacy of service through our execution of the international programs established by our 30th International President Dr. Glenda Glover, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.” Our 2018-2022 Program Targets are HBCU For Life, Women’s Health & Wellness, Building Your Economic Legacy, The Arts!, and Global Impact. The Signature Program for this administration is #CAP. CAP stands for College Admissions Process and focuses on high school seniors. 


As Alpha Kappa Alpha women, we are committed to providing service and support to our community and fulfilling the mission of our beloved organization. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our organization, our chapter programs, upcoming events and projects. 


If the Gamma Kappa Omega Chapter can be of service to you, or if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at aka1908gko@gmail.com  


Warmest Regards, 

Jacari Henderson  



We Are Gamma Kappa Omega


Dr. Glenda Glover

International President

About Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated®


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic

and international in its scope.

About Central Region


Central Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, was established in 1919 at the close of the second Boule held at the War Camp Community Center in Chicago. The Region is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the south-eastern portion of Missouri. The first Central Regional Conference was held in Indianapolis on May 23, 1931.