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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

History

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Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC on January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek-letter organization established for and by African American college-trained women. The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of their privileged positions 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 Alpha’s influence extends far beyond campus quads and student interests. It has a legacy of service that deepens and enriches, rather than ending with college graduation. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls, and world assembly chambers.

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind".