History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University by a group of nine students, led by visionary Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by college trained women. Seven sophomores initiated the plan of expansion by becoming legally incorporated on January 29, 1913. Alpha Kappa Alpha's mission has been 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 college life and to be of service to all mankind. Through program initiatives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has improved economic and social conditions. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is part of National Pan-Hellenic Council.

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