History of Alpha Kappa Alpha

The Largest Chartering Chapter in AKA History

On June 18, 2005, Chi Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was chartered. There were 101 chartering members making Chi Omega Omega the largest chapter ever chartered in the Alpha Kappa Alpha history.

The distinguished chartering members are comprised of members working in the fields of medicine, social services, law, law enforcement, business, behavioral health, education, human resources, and sales.

In 2005, the chapter members established the Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity. In 2006, Chi Omega Omega became an associate member of the National Pan Hellenic Council-Chicago Chapter.

Chi Omega Omega is comprised of a diverse group of women, including a member that has been continually active for 50+ years and several Life Members. Our members hail from more than 36 different undergraduate and graduate chapters from across the country. Chi Omega Omega Chapter boasts a membership consisting of public officials, businesswomen, entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, doctors, attorneys, housewives, and mothers that share one common goal: to come together as sisters and serve the community. While we strive to serve all mankind, our target communities are Bronzeville, Douglas, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, and Washington Park. Our group is truly unique, and as we strive to enhance the lives of others, we reaffirm the values of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Capturing a vision fair, nine trailblazing women established Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., on Wednesday, January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Soon thereafter, seven sophomore standouts were invited to join without initiation, comprising the original sixteen founders. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was later incorporated in 1913, making it the first sorority established in perpetuity to support the educational, social, and cultural needs of African American women. Since it’s inception, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., has grown to boast a membership of over 300,000 college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 2018-2022 International program is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service, which focuses on five target areas:

Target 1. HBCU 4 Life: A Call to Action

Target 2. Women’s Healthcare and Wellness

Target 3. Building Your Economic Legacy

Target 4. The Arts!

Target 5. Global Impact

The Signature Program is #CAPSM which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process.

In addition to the program targets we are involved in Community Impact Days. All chapters engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.