Omicron

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, June 2, 1911

When Omicron chapter was installed in 1911, it was the first national sorority at Trinity College, which became Duke University in 1924. The chapter began in the early 1900s as the V.d.W. Club, a group whose members were selected for high scholastic ratings. The chapter has had many homes since its installation; in fact, they owned a house for a brief time, but choosing not to live in it, the house was sold. They currently have no official housing arrangements. Omicron members participate in numerous campus activities as well as service projects. They have cooked weekly dinners at the Ronald McDonald House for years and have a long tradition of sponsoring an annual Christmas party at the state Cerebral Palsy Hospital. A chapter president around 1915, Irma Tapp later served as Grand President and chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference. Television news woman Judy Woodruff has covered the White House and was an anchor for CNN.