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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated


Date founded: January 15, 1908
Incorporated: January 29, 1913
Motto: By Culture and By Merit
AKA target programs: Emerging Young Leaders, Health, Global Poverty, Economic Security, Social Justice and Human Rights

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.

Since its founding over a century ago, 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 in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”

Beta Epsilon of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was chartered in 1933 and includes the University of Louisville, Spalding University, and Bellarmine University.