Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of twenty students, led by Ethel Hedgeman. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where little power or authority existed due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century.Consisting of college-educated women of many diverse backgrounds from around the world, this sorority serves through a membership of more than 250,000 women in over 900 chapters in the United States and several other countries.After the organization’s establishment over a century ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha has helped to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs.
Colors: Salmon Pink, Apple Green
Symbols: Ivy leaf
Chapter Founded: Spring 2014
Chapter President: Ashley Osuma, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Founded: January 15th, 1908
National Website: http://www.aka1908.com
National Phone: (773) 684 – 1282
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on January 13th, 1913 on the campus of Howard University by 22 determined young women striving to change the values of women’s rights as well as the black communities around them. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has over 300,000 members with over 940 chapters in the U.S. and overseas. From the time of its inception Delta has been an organization committed to advocating for the less fortunate and minority communities through economic, educational, political, physical/mental health, and international development. Delta strives to create a better world for all of those who inhabit it.
Colors: Crimson and Creme
Symbols: Greek Letters Delta Sigma Theta
Chapter Founded: November 19, 2016
Chapter President: Andeatte Williams
UIS Connection: https://uisconnection.uis.edu/organization/dstinc
National Website: http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/
National Phone: 202- 986-2400
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Incorporated (ΓΦΩ)
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Incorporated (ΓΦΩ) is a Latina-oriented Greek-letter organization that strives to unite sisters in the principles of achieving academic excellence, serving the communities in which we live and learn, preserving the sacred bond of sisterhood among women, and uplifting and advancing a cultural awareness among Latinos and those in our global communities. The Sorority was founded on April 17, 1991 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana by a group of six women, led by Veronica Montemayor. Since its founding, Gamma Phi Omega has continued to expand and evolve; however, the values of the organization remain intact. Although Latina-oriented in our roots, the Sorority unites women across an array of cultures. We are committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in order to attain and maintain excellence within our sisterhood providing women an equal opportunity without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status or disability.
Colors: Maroon & Navy
Chapter Founded: December 6, 2015
Chapter President: Colleen McMahon (email@example.com)
National Founded: April 17, 1991
National Website: http://gammaphiomega.org/