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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) is the first Greek letter organization in the United States established by Black college women. Established January 15, 1908 at Howard University, the organization has now grown to a membership of over 170,000, with graduate and undergraduate chapters representing every state and several foreign countries.

According to the official web site, "Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind..."


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Quick Facts

  • Founded:

January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, DC. Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1913
  • Official Colors:

Salmon pink and apple green
  • Official Symbol:
Ivy Leaf
  • Official Web Site:
  • National Headquarters:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
5656 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
  • Famous Members:
Famous Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority