Pi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was chartered May 16, 1987, becoming the 87th chapter of the Sorority's Great Lakes Region and the fifth graduate chapter in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Currently,
Zena M. Kyles presides over a membership of 200 strong.
Focusing on communities in Southeastern Oakland County, Pi Tau Omega (PTO) primarily serves Southfield, Royal Oak Township, Ferndale and Oak Park by continuously collaborating with and/or supporting national and community-based organizations, like the American Heart Association, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), Model UN, Alzheimer’s, the Flint Water Crisis, Forgotten Harvest, American House, Developing K.I.D.S., MacArthur K-8 University Academy in Southfield and Southeast Oakland Shelter, just to name a few.
In 1991, PTO organized and sponsored the AKATeens, a youth group comprised of a diverse group of high school girls from the tri-county area. Annually, these students provide hundreds of volunteer service hours in the surrounding communities, while developing and refining their leadership skills.
Pi Tau Omega established the Pearls of Service Foundation, Incorporated in 1999, a separate financial arm that raises funds to assist the Chapter in fostering programs for women and minorities in the areas of education, health, family development, the arts, finance, and leadership development.
Over the years, Pi Tau Omega has implemented a number of local community service programs and events. The Pink Hustle has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships. The annual Youth and Family Financial Literacy Seminars, in collaboration with local businesses, have provided expert advice and insights regarding money management. The Chapter also has offered a variety of health conferences to promote the importance of physical and mental fitness and it was the first African American Greek letter organization in Southfield to provide free legal advice on a range of topics called Ask the Lawyer.
The skilled, visionary, college-educated women of Pi Tau Omega have made tremendous strides over the last three decades in Southfield and surrounding areas. Currently, the Chapter is implementing the Sorority’s international platform of: “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service,” designed to impact and elevate communities and address global challenges, building upon Alpha Kappa Alpha's rich legacy of Service to All Mankind.