Breanna Hill, Features Editor
Jacksonville State University’s Beta Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Omega was chartered in 2017. Despite being a newer organization on campus, SAO continues to grow its membership with each passing year.
Sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega are required to receive a service credit and fundraiser credit to maintain their membership.
“Our philanthropy is Ovarian Cancer Awareness, so we always have at least one service project centered around that,” said MacKenzie Taylor, president of Sigma Alpha Omega.
Sigma Alpha Omega’s biggest event is their annual “Crunch-A-Thon.” This event is held to “crunch out Ovarian Cancer” and is one of their proudest ongoing achievements.
On a daily basis, the sisters hold socials, bible studies and even business meetings. A fun aspect to the socials and bible studies are that they are themed. Halloween socials are popular and include pumpkin carvings and movie nights.
With COVID in mind, this organization holds as many virtual meetings and outdoor activities as they possibly can. Navigating the “new normal” is challenging, but Sigma Alpha Omega is continuing to hold sister activities safely.
Virtual meetings on Teams is the new go-to for these sisters. Oftentimes, the socials and bible studies conducted are at the library, a sister’s apartment, or even outdoors on the quad.
The organization is all about striving to be a Godly presence on campus. The sisters want to contribute to the community and campus in a positive way that brings about kindness and joy. The motto these members live by is “One in Christ through Unity in Sisterhood.”
The only requirement needed to be considered for a bid is that you’re a Christian female. Beta Delta currently has 28 active sisters, seven associate sisters and 18 new members.
Getting involved with the organization can be done by going to the fall and spring recruitment events held. For more information on Sigma Alpha Omega, visit their website at www.saojsu.wixsite.com/betadelta.