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Alpha Pi Omega

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority Inc. was established on September 1, 1994 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alpha Pi Omega is the first historically American Indian sorority and was founded by four college women, known by the sorority as the Four Winds: Jamie Goins (Lumbee), Shannon Brayboy (Lumbee), Christina Strickland (Lumbee), and Amy Locklear (Lumbee/Coharie). On November 13, 1995, Alpha Pi Omega received its incorporation status from the Secretary of State of North Carolina.


Alpha Pi Omega's Purpose

We the sisters of Alpha Pi Omega, in order to bring to bear the vision of our founders, dedicate ourselves to four fundamental principles: respecting Native American traditions, supporting self-renewal through continuous education, honoring the Creator, and addressing critical issues facing our Native communities and society at large.


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Alpha Pi Omega EmblemTwo members of Alpha Pi Omega in lettersFour members of Alpha Pi Omega in traditional native America outfits


Nickname: Alpha Pi Omega


Nationally Founded: September 1, 1994 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Locally Founded: Expansion begins Fall 2018


Motto: My Sister as Myself

Colors: Fire Red, New Grass Green and Maize Yellow

Philanthropy: National Indian Education Association


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Four members standing behind the letters A, Pi, Omega with a bee on the letter Pi

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