The Tenacious Tau Pi Chapter
The Tenacious Tau Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Oglethorpe University located in Brookhaven, GA. Our 12 tenacious charter members are
Rashunda Armstrong, Shelby Smith, Asia Ashley, Crystal Godfey, Naomi Smith, Terrika Cook, Kyana Jenkins, Theresa Tchassama, Andreas Childs, Jessica Pierce, Kaneisha Currie, and Mareva Bone.
Tau Pi was the first Black Greek letter organization on the campus of Oglethorpe University. This was a momentous accomplishment for the Black community at large. Not only did it foster a social climate of diversity and inclusion, but it also motivated students to seek the charter of other Black Greek lettered organizations on Oglethorpe University’s predominately White campus. In doing so, our campus has seen a progressive broadening in initiatives that cater to and support the Black community. With Tau Pi being chartered in the last decade, it comes as no surprise that we are relatively small in comparison to other chapters in the Significant South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. However, our size certainly does not affect the fortitude of our endeavors. Within our short time of existence, we are proud to proclaim the representation of our chapter at the 39th Leadership Fellows Program. Soror Alexandria Bryant represented the chapter well, developed invaluable relationships and conveyed her newfound knowledge to the members of Tau Pi as she served as the chapter’s Basileus. Her leadership has carried the chapter forth to be where we are today.
Each year, as we celebrate our tenacious charter members who made this all possible, we show our appreciation for the foundation that they have laid. Thankfully, on our fifth charter day celebration, we were able to invite our charter members back to Oglethorpe University’s campus for the unveiling of the university’s first and only Greek plot. We saw it necessary to have a physical representation of their hard work and dedication on campus. Now, as students walk by they cannot help but notice this historical landmark. On our Greek row, only one of the houses is occupied by a Black Greek lettered organization. So, this historical landmark is both a token of appreciation for our charter members and a reminder to the school community that we are here. We matter!
The Tau Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. continues to cultivate events in correspondences with our international program targets. During the 2018- 2019 school year, we have hosted a number of events including but not limited to: Voter Registration, Pink Goes Red Dance class, Talk on Women’s Health, Mocktails & Murals, AKADemic study session, Talk on Economic Literacy, Walk with Tau Pi, and The Story of (You): Self Love & Goals Workshop.