USC Students Express Interest in Islamic Sorority

January 20, 2006

Source: Daily Trojan

On January 20, 2006 the Daily Trojan reported, "Sisterhood, service, social awareness, educational development. The goals of Gamma Gamma Chi mirror many values upheld by existing Greek organizations. What sets Gamma Gamma Chi apart is that it is based on Islamic principles. In the next few months, the sorority will likely open its first chapter - at the University of Kentucky - marking a milestone in the history of the Greek system. Two [University of Southern California] students have submitted membership inquiries to the organization. The national sorority, a private nonprofit organization, was founded in April 2005 by Althia Collins and her daughter, Imani Abdul-Haqq, who wanted to join a sorority... Collins said she has received membership inquiries from students in 18 states and two countries. Initially, the national headquarters received inquiries at a rate of 10 per week. Now they receive as many as five inquiries each day, she said... The sorority's next steps include setting up presentations on other campuses, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland, in the next four or five weeks. Those presentations are meetings at which prospective members can express interest in joining the sorority and begin the application process. Collins said Gamma Gamma Chi aims to open chapters in every region of the country by 2015 and to charter five new chapters every year."