The Alpha Omicron chapter of Rho Lambda was established at Missouri State on January 27, 1981. The purpose of the organization is to recognize women who are members of Panhellenic Association sororities, for their contribution to the council itself and to their own sorority as well.
Rho Lambda National History
Rho Lambda, the International Panhellenic Leadership Recognition Society, was founded at the University of Miami as a local group in 1962 under the direction of Dean Louise P. Mills.
In 1974, Rho Lambda received permission from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) to become a national organization. Rho Lambda subsequently applied to the Federal Government for a Title IX exemption to maintain its single sex status.
After receiving this exception, the members of the University of Miami Chapter corresponded with Panhellenic associations across the country in hopes of sparking interest. Commitment Forms and Constitutions were mailed to those Panhellenic groups that expressed an interest and by the end of 1975, there were 20 chapters nationwide. In 1987, Rho Lambda became international, colonizing at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
The Greek letters RHO LAMBDA stand for PANHELLENIC LEADERSHIP, respectively. Those who are leaders light a torch in the darkness for others to follow, and the flame is the symbol of Rho Lambda.
The purpose of Rho Lambda is to honor those women within Panhellenic who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to Panhellenic and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Panhellenic system throughout their years of sorority affiliation.
The colors of Rho Lambda are crimson and gold. The pin is a broken triangle with a crimson inset bearing the Greek leaders Rho Lambda in gold.
Visit the official website of Rho Lambda at www.rholambda.org.