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Welcome to the home of the 

"Oh So Lovely" Ladies of Lambda Omicron at Cornell University

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Meet our Basileus!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site, and we hope that you will check back regularly for updates. The "Oh So Lovely" Lambda Omicron chapter is comprised of amazing leaders, past and present, who have helped to create this long and rich legacy of sisterhood and service. It is an honor to be back on Cornell's illustrious campus as we get ready to celebrate 100 years of Greater Service, Greater Progress!

 

Please contact us if you have questions regarding membership, our programs and/or are looking to partner with us.  Feel free to join our mailing list so that you can get updates directly.  We are very excited to share who we are as a chapter and a sisterhood!

Soror Nia Johnson 

Human Ecology

Class of 2025

Lambda Omicron History

Lambda Omicron Undergraduate Chapter (LO) was chartered on April 7, 1990 at Cornell University by six magnificent women: Adjuah Starks, Michelle Oransky-Arroyo, Melanie Blair, Nicole Peck, Angela Heres and Judith Ricot (Omega Rho).

As the FIRST Sigma Gamma Rho chapter founded at an Ivy League institution, the women of Lambda Omicron are proud of the rich legacy we have created on the campus of Cornell and within Sigma Gamma Rho.  For more than 30 years, Lambda Omicron has become synonymous with academic excellence, leadership and campus involvement.  Our Alum continue to make us proud in and outside of the sorority through their professional achievements and continued service to the community.  

The foundation of Lambda Omicron is sisterhood and a deep commitment to bringing about change.  We reject the typical sorority stereotypes as we strive to make our impact felt.  No matter the obstacle, we challenge ourselves to redefine expectations and "make it happen" in all that we do.

Key Projects

  • Women Empowerment Luncheon

  • Sleeping for the Homeless

  • Wish I knew Series

  • Operation Big Book Bag

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Soror Melanie Garrison
Spring 90 - Charter Member

"I joined Sigma Gamma Rho because I wanted to be apart of an organization with clout.  One that was well respected.

 

One of my favorite memories was when we won Greek Freak. We were on the yard for a year and it was only four of us who stepped, but we still showed out..."Bored?...you won't be for long...because our steps...are comin' on strong!"

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Soror Nicole Johnson
Spring 90 - Charter Member

"I chartered the line at Cornell University because I was really impressed by the members I met at the rush.  Even though they were from different campuses, they seemed to have a genuine sisterhood.  The members were authentic and uniquely amazing.  

Years later, I continue to remain active in the sorority at the graduate level. Many of the sisters I have gained through the sorority have seen me through life's most wonderful and challenging moments.  Chartering the Lambda Omicron Chapter and joining Sigma Gamma Rho was one of the best decisions I have made."

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Soror Andrea Sakyi

Spring 2000

"I grew up with very strict Ghanaian parents. They did not understand and appreciate Greek life. As a result, I never imagined joining any sisterhood and service organizations.

 

My high school friend, invited me to the informational in early January 2000. I was welcomed at the informational by a group of strong diverse women from all over the world: USA, Africa, Carribean, etc. I felt very comfortable in their presence. I was immediately interested in seeking membership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc."

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Soror Amanda
Colon-Smith

Spring 2007

"I am actually a legacy.  My cousin joined Sigma Gamma Rho at Cornell as well in Spring 2000.  I know about Greek life and the sorority even before I got to the campus.  

She never pushed, forced or even tried to recruit me to join Sigma Gamma Rho. She let me find it in my own way, which was really beautiful.  The lasting bonds of sisterhood that I have gained have cemented the fact that I made the right choice"

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Soror Princess Ifron

Summer 2006

"The Sigma women I saw on campus were leaders, service-oriented and intelligement which were traits I already held in high-esteem as it related to my social connections and network.  

I admired the programs the chapter led for our campus and local community so as I participated more in the activities, I knew I wanted to do more.  Thus, deciding to pursue membership was a natural and clear decision for me. I wanted a lifetime of sisterhood and meaningful opportunities to address the needs of my community. I found that in Sigma Gamma Rho