Polished Pearls Mentoring Program
Every new member of Sigma Omicron Zeta chapter is assigned a mentor to help her with transition into the Chapter. This program is especially helpful for new members of the Sorority as it enables continuous learning beyond the membership intake process. For members who reclaim, this program helps to re-educate them on what has changed since their time away and help them better integrate into active Zeta life. Our transfers are also assigned a mentor for at least the first 3 months to aid in acclimation to a new chapter home.
Pearl of the Month
Every month, the Sigma Omicron Zeta membership committee selects a Soror to highlight as our Pearl of the Month. These Sorors exemplify the true intent of our principles and the ideals of Sigma Omicron Zeta!
The Pearl of the Month for March reclaimed her membership through Sigma Omicron Zeta during the 2019-2020 Sororal year. Since joining, she has been heavily involved with ZHOPE. She participated in the Women’s Wellness Fair of 2020 and was an integral part of the Adopt A School initiative. She created the first-ever black history program at Moore Middle School in 2020 and continued the program again in 2021. She also has the distinction of serving as SOZ’s first domestic violence coordinator. With this new position, she developed the training for the chapter and created the domestic violence programs from the ground up. She has also been instrumental in developing the panel of representatives from various community agencies that offer support for victims of domestic violence. Her transparency about her personal experiences as well as her eagerness to help others recognize signs and find help, distinguish her efforts in service. We are proud to announce our March Pearl of the Month, Soror Valerie Ruffin.