Chapter History

On May 12, 1974, the Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated became the first black sorority at the University of Mississippi-Oxford campus.  The chapter was chartered by twelve pretty, poignant pearls: Rachel Balentine, Dorothy Balfour, Demetria Barnes, Jerrie Bell, Linda Buford, Bobbie Carmichael, Juanita Everson, Bernice Polk, Margarie Richmond, Jerrylyn Royston, Barbara Walker, and Dianne Wilson. Other firsts would follow, including being the first NPHC sorority to have a house on campus. Theta Psi has implemented its national programs within many of their own signature programs in the Oxford-Lafayette and Ole Miss communities.  Each member exemplifies the meaning of true sisterhood, service, and scholarship.  One of its past members, Rose Jackson Flenorl, became the first black woman inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame and in 2008; Mrs. Flenorl became the first African American to be president of the Ole Miss Alumni Association.