Welcome to the official website of Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®!

Welcome from the president
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Daphne Benbow, President


My name is Daphne Doyle Benbow, President of the one and only Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.  In 1982, Xi Zeta Omega became the second graduate chapter of our sorority established here in the District of Columbia.

We invite you to discover Xi Zeta Omega's history. We strive to exemplify excellence in everything that we do, especially the Alpha Kappa Alpha mission, "to be supreme in service to all mankind". For more than 35 years, members of Xi Zeta Omega has been a constant in supporting those who need us the most in the District of Columbia. Xi Zeta Omega has sponsored and implemented numerous programs and activities to address social ills, encourage academic achievement, promote social justice and empower youth and families in the District of Columbia and greater metropolitan area. Today, our more than 240 members continue to "be of service to all mankind."

Our members are devoted to using their unique talents to elevate our sisterhood, in scholarship and service. Our goal is to focus on youth and families most in need, in particular college access and preparedness and homelessness. Xi Zeta Omega collaborates with like-minded organizations, corporations and city agencies like the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s and Policy Initiatives and DC Public Schools in promoting higher education and improve areas with social and economic challenges.

We trust you will find our website interesting! Our service is widely recognized within the sorority and in the community by the numerous awards and accolades we've received for our accomplishments. You are invited to join us in "Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service" as we set new goals and reach greater success. We welcome your support and participation at any ΞΖΩ community event.

As the current President and having grown up in the District, I am honored to have the privilege to serve as the leader of this chapter and to be a part of the rich legacy and history of this great organization. I look forward to working with you --- our community partners, members, and sponsors in serving with excellence right here in our nation’s capital!

In Service!

Daphne Doyle Benbow


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Youth Service Awards