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Alpha Kappa Alpha

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 Website:
Chapter Phone:
Chapter President: Robyn Clutchfield
National Founded: January 15th, 1908
National Website: http://www.aka1908.com
National Phone: (773) 684 – 1282