In the spring of 1959, a group of young women
saw a need for a girl’s service group on the campus of Howard University. After various contacts
and upon learning about Gamma Sigma Sigma, the young ladies initiated
contact with the Xi chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma at the University of Maryland.
Alpha Eta Charter Members Are:
Brenda Dendy, Carolyn Derr , Tiajuana Felton, Karen House, Sandra Hunt,
Lola Jeffries, Faye Johnson, Mildred McBride, Janice Mitchell, Robbie
McCaullay, Alma Powell, Ethelene Johnette Crockelle, and Jacqueline
During the first year the Girl's Service
Club grew to more than forty members, giving vast and necessary service
to the Howard and Washington,
After completing the necessary work to
become a chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma, the Alpha Eta Chapter was chartered
on June 15, 1963.
Our chapter celebrates the distinction of having illustrious members such
as famous soprano Jessye Norman (Spr. 1964), and many members who have
been honored with membership into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.