Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards, promotes unity and friendship among college women, studies and helps alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature,  maintains a progressive interest in college life and serves all mankind.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded Jan. 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. The sorority was found by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, along with 19 other black college women. The sorority colors are apple green and salmon pink. The legal incorporation of the sorority took place on Jan. 29, 1913. The key concepts of being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated are sisterhood, consistency, service, ethics and many more.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was chartered on the campus of Henderson State University Dec. 2, 1973 as the Theta Eta chapter by 19 young ladies, The Mystique Nineteen. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated reverberates not only in United States but also through Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. There are many great programs affiliated with Alpha Kappa Alpha as a part of its members being “of service to all man kind”. These programs include (but are not limited to) AKA One Million Backpacks, where members donate one million backpacks and school supplies to students, and Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day where members wear red in support of promoting good heart health.  By implementing the program One Million Backpacks, Alpha Kappa Alpha not only aid local students by giving them school supplies, but also show support and diligence in encouraging young children to stay in school. Other great programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha include Playground 1908 Project where members come together and help to rebuild or repair local playgrounds in their community. By having a variety of great outreach programs, Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to make a major impact on African American culture, as well as society overall.

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