Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission 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".
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. The Delta Phi Chapter was founded January 16, 1965 and returned to campus in the Fall of 2014. AKA is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.