Rho Delta Omega

Launching New Dimensions of Service

Highlights of Rho Delta Omega’s Commitment to “SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND”

The women of Rho Delta Omega Chapter pride ourselves on providing Extraordinary Service Projects in Palo Alto and the Peninsula. Since our chartering of the chapter in 1988, we have implemented service projects that have not only addressed the needs of our community but the needs of our members and families as well.

In addition to embracing the Sorority’s International Program, our chapter has also hosted annual events specific to the community we serve.

Black College Awareness Fair – an annual college fair aimed at promoting the importance and significance of historically Black colleges and universities.

Wine, Croquet & Music Charity Fundraiser – an annual fundraiser to help fund college scholarships and community service programs.

Universal Sisters Women’s Health Conference (co-sponsor) – through our partnership with the AACHAC

Soul Stroll for Health (community partner) – through our partnership with the AACHAC

Holiday Food Pantry program at St. Francis of the Assisi Church (East Palo Alto)

California AKA Day at the Capitol – Rho Delta Omega members have chaired or co-chaired this annual legislative day in Sacramento aimed at advocating for public policy change that will impact service delivery to communities of color, women and children.

Previous Chapter programs and Service Projects

Former programs include: Teen Pearls Club, Earn Save Prosper Club, serving as jurors in the annual BUILD Youth Business Plan Competition, and tree planting projects. We have made donations to local charities, providing clothing and toiletries to women in domestic violence shelters, gift cards to youth aging out of foster care, and donated our time (through in-kind services) to many community based organizations.

From the inside, out!

Alpha Kappa Alpha believes strongly in encouraging women to excel in their personal and professional lives. To this end, Rho Delta Omega regularly provides mentoring and leadership development training within our chapter meetings, provide a sisters network for employment opportunities and encourage members to seek master’s and doctoral degrees in advancement of women and their full potential as community activists. Our training approach includes an annual leadership retreat, and a “Pinkies to Emeralds” mentorship program.


  • Graduate Chapter Achievement Award (Chapter of the Year) – 2002, 2008, 2010, 2014
  • Mildred L. Robinson Outstanding Chapter President – 2008, 2011, 2014
  • Global Leadership Through Timeless Service- EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS award- 2012, 2013
  • Global Leadership Through Timeless Service- HEALTH award – 2013, 2014
  • AKA C.A.R.E.S. Award (Voter education and public policy) – First Place – 2013
  • LaVern S. Tarkington Leadership Development Award- 2011
  • Barbara A. McKinzie for Media Excellence Award – 2010
  • Ida L. Jackson Graduate Achievement Award – 2011, 2014
  • ESP Program Awards – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Graduate Advisor of the Year – 2003, 2010, 2013
  • International Membership Award – 2009
  • Scrapbook Award – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Step Team – 2007, 2008

The members of RDO are thankful for the ongoing support of our current and former community partners including:

  • African American Community Health Advisory Committee (Mills-Peninsula Hospital)
  • African Ancestry-Trace Your DNA
  • Start Up of East Palo Alto
  • Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto
  • NAACP of San Jose
  • United Negro College Fund, San Jose
  • Urban League Young Professionals Network
  • World Wide Aids Coalition
  • League of 100 Black Women
  • Junior League of the East Bay
  • State Farm Insurance, Vickie A. Stephens
  • Applied Materials
  • Oracle
  • Stanford University
  • Ravenswood Child Development Center
  • Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto
  • Belle Haven School in East Palo Alto
  • Menlo Park Fire Department
  • Ravenswood Health Center
  • Oriki Theater, Rites of Passage Program
  • Universal Sisters Health Summit