Purpose & Core Values
The purpose of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. is to present a Christian alternative to the students and/or faculty on college/university campuses, to minister to the needs of the whole person (spirit, soul, and body), and to promote an attitude of academic excellence among its members.
Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. (ANQ) was founded to fill a void in the college and university community. ANQ allows undergraduates and post-graduates interested in Greek life to join an organization that directly encourages their Christian walk. The organization seeks to develop Christian leaders who influence every facet of society.
Besides academic excellence, community service and leadership, Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. puts a high emphasis on Christian ministry and spirituality. We also seek to show people that they can be free in Christ and enjoy life in Him.
The core values Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. are: Ministry, Leadership, Integrity, Family, and Education.
In 1985 God, the Holy Spirit gave Evangelist Shirley K. Russell (a God fearing woman and mathematics instructor at Morgan State University) a vision for a Christian fraternity and sorority. The development of this vision matured when Evangelist Russell shared the vision with two of her students, Doral R. Pulley and Joyce Mungo, who were very instrumental in organizing the "CALLING ALL CHRISTIANS" meeting on November 3, 1988. This is now known as Founder's Day.
The Lord moved on the hearts and minds of many of the attendees of the meeting to help in the manifestation of the vision of Alpha Nu Omega. The first fruits of Alpha Nu Omega consisted of 14 founding brothers and 15 founding sisters. Collectively they labored along with the Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell in establishing the Constitution of Alpha Nu Omega. This step enabled the organization to be incorporated on December 20, 1988, 47 days after the founding date. The National Headquarters was at this time established at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Many crucial decisions were made by the Founders of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. in regard to the administration of the organization. One decision called for the organization to operate as two distinct entities (a fraternity and a sorority) bound by a single constitution. At that time two executive boards were established - Founder Doral R. Pulley presided as the president of the fraternity, and Founder Joyce Mungo presided as the president of the sorority. Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell remained the advisor to the brother/sister organization.
In October of 1989, the organization inducted its first line consisting of one brother and six sisters. The second line for the sisters was held in the fall of 1990. The sisters increased their membership by five.
In the Spring of 1991 the entire Alpha Nu Omega Family met and decided to become a non-hazing organization. They adopted an intake curriculum now known as the Orientation Process. This decision lead to the rapid addition of membership.
Change has taken place in Alpha Nu Omega on several occasions, but the brothers and sisters of Alpha Nu Omega Inc. hold to God's promise of membership growth and leadership in ministry. This will come through spiritual growth, which is found by walking in the Spirit and pressing toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 3:14)
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NCSU (Upsilon) Chapter History
The North Carolina State University Chapter has a humble beginning… Kyle Alston, as a junior, had a God-given vision to establish a chapter of a Christian fraternity on the campus of North Carolina State University. One of Kyle’s school mates introduced the name of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. to him and they considered starting up a chapter of the national organization in the Fall of 2006. However, later on, the school mate with whom Kyle had spoken decided not to pursue the efforts of establishing a chapter of Alpha Nu Omega on NC State's campus for personal reasons.
With that, Kyle realized he had to start from “square one” himself and find some people interested in spreading the vision of Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russel. He found several students who were interested in working with him to establish a new chapter of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. The students held a series of interest meetings. Present at those meetings were Cortez Perry (who would later be the dean of the chartering line), RDMA (Regional Director of Ministry and Administration) Ashley Fowler, Advisor Mileka Gilbert, and Advisor Mindy Butler. After the meetings, out of those students interested in establishing a new chapter, Kyle Alston and Stephen Jones set out to begin the orientation process.
With God’s guidance, after several weeks of learning what it takes to be members of Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, Inc., Alston and Jones were inducted into the organization on Saturday, August 11, 2007 during a national UCCFS council (United Council of Christian Fraternities and Sororities) convention. NC State became the first prospective chapter to have prospective members join Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. during such a national convention and on the birthday of Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell.
During the Spring of 2009, a regional line was held with six young men (Timothy Parsons, Edward Jackson, Joshua Holmes, Marcus Turner, Antentor Hinton, Ronald Williams) representing Winston Salem State University, one representing North Carolina State University (Michael Ward), and one representing University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Brandon Dobson). Then in the Summer of 2009, two young ladies, Brianca German and Jenee' Peace, were added to the fold. The Spring of 2010 would mark a huge turning point in the history of the members working to establish a chapter. Four young ladies and three young men out of a regional line of four were added to the membership at NC State. They are Brittany Smith, Jessica Watson, Tyeisha Scriven, Jasmine Pearson for the sorority line, and Darius Hunt, Tony Gilliam, and Darius Parker. (Haywood Harris, was included in the fraternity line, representing Winston Salem State University.) By April 23rd, enough people had joined and this allowed the school to officially be recognized by the national leadership as a bonafide chapter. (All of the members who had joined at NC State by then are known as the chartering members of the chapter.) With that, the Upsilon Chapter had been born.
During the course of time between Spring 2009 and Spring 2010, the following individuals provided a very special level of help that was instrumental in the establishment of the Upsilon Chapter: Founder J. Donald Edwards Jr., Cortez Perry, Stephen Jones, Brian Ajayi, Mindy Butler, Erika Edwards, Kaneika Grant, and Sabrina Lewis.
Since that fateful days of August 11th and April 23rd, the progress for Alpha Nu Omega on the campus of North Carolina State University has been set in motion... and more great things are to come...
The NCSU Chapter is:
1. the first prospective chapter to have prospective members inducted into Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. during a national UCCFS council convention (August 11, 2007).
2. the first prospective chapter to have prospective members inducted into Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. on the birthday of Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell.
3. the first official fraternity line for the North Carolina region [at the time the only other school in North Carolina that had members of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. was the Pi Chapter at Winston Salem State University, where there had been only a joint line (men and women together) and a sorority line following that.]
4. the first Christian organization to step on NC State’s campus.
5. the first Christian organization to co-sponsor the “Blackout” event for the annual Pan-Afrikan Festival with the Union Activities Board and the Black Students Board.
6. the first to have a member to receive the honor of being named "Mr. Alpha Nu Omega" while still in its chartering process (Kyle Alston: November 1, 2008).