Founded on April 16, 1955, Zeta Rho Omega chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Broward County. The idea of chartering a local, Fort Lauderdale chapter began with the vision of 14 young women. These young women were led by Willard Lamar who had the initial idea of forming a chapter.
The aspiring local group worked for approximately one year organizing, finding enough members to charter and completing other necessary requirements to become a chapter. Their untiring efforts and dedication made the dream of Zeta Rho Omega Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL a reality on April 16,1955. The charter members are Gladys Cohen, Sylvia Epps, *Jean Everett, *Parthenia Hamm, *Virginia Hamm, *Hazel Hankerson, Daphne Harrison, Cecelia Hayes, Willard Lamar, *Eula Mosby, Betty Smith, Millicent Sworn, Gloria Talbolt, and *Albertha Williams. (*deceased)
During this time, the national leader of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was Arnetta G. Wallace. The South Atlantic Regional Director was Mamie Williams of Miami, FL.