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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Theta Theta Omega Chapter (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Corporate Body Alternate Name


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated (AKA), is one of the oldest Black sororities in the United States, and was

founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. AKA is an international service

organization that comprises nearly 300,000 members in over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate chapters


Theta Theta Omega originally started in 1962 when six members of AKA sought to create a graduate

chapter in Las Vegas, Nevada. AKA recruited members by posting notices throughout the Clark County

School District and Nellis Air Force Base. The group was called "Le Debonaires" and functioned as a club

for one year comprised of twelve members. Le Debonaires changed its name to Alpha Kappa Alpha Women

after one year and continued the process of chartering a chapter. In May of 1965, the necessary requirements were completed and approved and Theta Theta Omega (TTO) was chartered as a chapter of AKA. TTO

implements programs of service that enhances the social, economic, and educational well-being of the Las

Vegas community. As of 2020, TTO has 131 active members and a student chapter at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas.


"Chapter History," Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., Theta Theta Omega Chapter, 2020, https://

"About," Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2020,>