History of Alpha Kappa Alpha

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 325,000 college-educated women.

Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® since 1908. With the theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy. areas:

This administration has six initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission.

The remaining five initiatives will serve as the “Program Initiatives” which include:

Empower Our Families
Build Our Economic Wealth
Enhance Our Environment
Advocate for Social Justice
Uplift Our Local Community

These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our credo of service.