In 1974, following the chartering of the Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, the first Black Greek letter organization to initiate members on the campus of Arkansas State University, Kappa Nu Omega began its journey from dream to reality. Inspired by Deloris Shaw and Earline Smith, a group of professional graduate members felt the need to affiliate with other members who shared the same ideas of finer womanhood. Fifteen (15) young ladies who were initiated in various undergraduate chapters applied for and received a charter and as a result, a new graduate chapter, Kappa Nu Omega, was recognized by the corporate office. Kappa Nu Omega was granted a charter and incorporated on June 29, 1975. The Chartering members of our chapter were:



* Earline Smith 

* Freda Greene

* Herschel D. Gaines

* Henrietta Williams

* Fredda Carroll

* Velmar Richmond

* Catherine Williams

* Barbaranette Twillie

* Adena Williams 

* Rose McGee

* Debra Jones

* Phyllis Hammond

* Deloris Shaw

* Arlinda Burnett

* Carolyn Quarrells


Through the years, Kappa Nu Omega has remained active in the community partnering with various civic groups, other fraternities/sororities and local churches. The chapter has represented the citizens of Northeast Arkansas at political rallies, city council, and school board meetings. The members of Kappa Nu Omega are committed to making a difference in the lives of its members, its legacies and the community served.