AKA Facts

On January 15, 1908, a group of young women at Howard University, caught the inspiration of a fellow student. Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle) initiated the movement of Greek-letter sororities among Black women in America. She along with Lillie Burke, Beulah Burke, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Marie Woolfolk Taylor, Lavinia Norman, Anna “Easter” Brown, Lucy Slowe and Marjorie Hill derived Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. They were later joined by a group of sophomore girls (Joanna Berry Shields, Norma Boyd, Ethel Jones, Sarah Meriweather Nutter, Alice Murray, Carrie Snowden and Harriet Terry) who had been impressed by the new sorority.

From this small nucleus, Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown to a membership of more than 283,000 college women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. The International Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois operated by an Executive Director and several staff members.

Through the years, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s program has had as its chief aim “service to all mankind”. It has always remained the constant purpose 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 the social stature of the race.

Our Sorority

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. www.aka1908.org

Our Foundation

The Southern Crescent Pearls Foundation, Incorporated is an affiliate of Psi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The foundation endeavors to grant scholarships to students and funding to organizations for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. www.scpfinc.org

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Psi Alpha Omega Chapter
P.O. Box 2626
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Membership Information: membership@psialphaomega.org

Program Information: programs@psialphaomega.org