The campus of Howard University in 1908 would be the origins for the first Black Greek Lettered Organization for women. Led by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle), nine undergraduate women in Fall 1907 and seven undergraduate women in 1908, would create Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 1913, Nellie Quander and other members would ensure the perpetuity of the sorority by leading efforts to incorporate the organization.
Alpha Kappa Alpha's founders' vision for an organization to serve all mankind currently has over 300,000 global members with 1,024 chapters. Membership into the sorority is by invitation only.
The sorority's reach of service is comprised of undergraduate and graduate members. Members practice lifelong service, even dedicating 50 or more years to the sorority.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an international service organization. Learn more about our global membership.
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