TSO Programs

Annual Black History Bowl

For more than two decades, Theta Sigma Omega Chapter has sponsored a community-based Black History Bowl during the month of February. Each year youth from area churches or community organizations compete in academic bowl fashion for the title of Black History Bowl Champion. This event serves as an enjoyable, educational opportunity to engage area youth, their advisors and families, and the community in discovering the historical and current contributions of African Americans to this country and in the world. Our partners for this event are Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hattiesburg and The Friends of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County. The 2019 Bowl is scheduled Saturday, February 23. For more information, please contact our Black History Bowl Chairperson, Crystal Sanders, at crystal.sanders@usm.edu.


Pink Cotillion Debutante Program

Theta Sigma Omega Chapter has presented young ladies to the Hattiesburg community through our Biennial Pink Cotillion Debutante Program since its inception 1994. This Theta Sigma Omega Chapter signature program promotes and cultivates elegance, scholarship and poise in young ladies in grades 11 and 12. Theta Sigma Omega Chapter has used the Pink Cotillion Debutante Program as a method to award scholarship dollars to young women for their scholastic achievement, community service, fundraising efforts, and overall participation in the Debutante program. Click here for more information about the Pink Cotillion Debutante Program.


Ivy Pearls Teen Service Organization

In 2000, The Ivy Pearls Teen Service Organization was born of the realization of a need to help female teenagers of the Hattiesburg and surrounding communities in areas including scholasticism, college preparedness, cultural enrichment, personal development and civic engagement, and initiated a local teen service organization. The objectives are to aid in the overall development of its members, and stresses high moral standards and character, teen involvement and service in the school, church and community, and in helping all fellow citizens. These teenage young ladies meet regularly for community service projects, workshops, and other enhancement activities.


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