AKA Overview

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), the oldest Greek-letter organization established for African American women, was founded on January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Sorority principles are Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service to All Humankind, As our organization has grown, we maintained its focus in two key Arenas:
  • the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members, and;
  • galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence.
Consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated produces results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
The sorority formed to serve an African American community that faced the growing challenge of racial discrimination and injustice in the early 20th Century United States.

Since then, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members in over 950 chapters located in the United States, Caribbean, Germany, Korea, and Japan, with Graduate members representing the largest percent of membership at 77%. Undergraduate membership follows at 13%. Our members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood, are empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.

"Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908)", Contributor: Harding, LaKeisha, BlackPost.org is Fun. University of Washington, Seattle. Last edited: 2017 http://www.blackpast.org/aah/alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-inc

Daniel Sover, "Fraternities and Sororities," Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1996); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, 2009, http://www.aka1908.com/events/.