National History

 

Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. 

 

The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.

 

Alpha Kappa Alphas influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation.

 

The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.

 

For more information, please visit our national website at www.aka1908.com and our regional website at http://akanorthatlantic.org.

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