Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority distinguishes itself in the fraternity and sorority world by leading the way as the first Latina-based sorority to be founded at Arizona State University.
Gamma Alpha Omega was founded on January 25, 1993, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Our eight founders had a vision to form an organization for Latina women. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization that continues to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond.
Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority distinguishes itself in the fraternity and sorority world by leading the way as the first Latina-based sorority to be founded at Arizona State University. Gamma Alpha Omega will also be the first sorority to partner its philanthropic efforts with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Dedicated to advancing women in the world, our founders’ vision has grown to serve more countless members nationwide.
In 1993, four determined collegiate woman congregated with the common goal of establishing an organization at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona that would serve towards the advancement of Hispanics/Latinas while promoting a quest for higher learning and volunteerism. These visionary young women saw the need to create a support system that would encourage women to become actively involved with social issues, achieve educational excellence, serve as a motivational source for others while generating role models and eventually yield a considerable amount of leaders in the Latino/Hispano community. Their benevolent vision became a reality on January 25, 1993 when Gamma Alpha Omega obtained acknowledgement as the first Hispanic sorority on the campus of Arizona State University. We respectfully pay tribute to our Most Honorable Founding Madres who, along with our National Founding Charters, set the stage for our legacy and made possible the birth of a unique and strong sisterhood.
Some remain rooted in our founding, like our colors and our mascot, while others have been adopted as we’ve grown and shifted. These symbols and traditions represent who we are and what we value, providing a great source of meaning to our members, and creating a unique bond that connects through time and space.