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Sorority History


       On January 15, 1908, 9 young ladies on the campus of Howard University, under the guiding light of Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, had a vision and founded the first Greek-letter organization for African-American college trained women; they called her Alpha Kappa  Alpha.   

Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been a pioneer for all Black Greek Organizations...We were the first sorority to incorporate on January 29, 1913 and we helped found the National Pan Hellenic Council in 1930.

 There are 1,060 chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and more than 325,000 members worldwide helping those in need through our signature programs and partnerships with other organizations. 

 We welcome you to visit our national website to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


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