Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®

Upsilon Kappa Omega Chapter

Zeta Pi Omega Chapter

Founding Date: January 15, 1908

Founding Location: Howard University, Washington, DC

Charter Date (Upsilon Kappa Omega): December 1, 1996

 

Charter Location: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, NC

 

Charter Date (Zeta Pi Omega): April 2, 1955
 

Charter Location: Fayetteville/St. Pauls/Lumberton/Fairmont, NC

Sorority Flower: Pink Tea Rose

Sorority Symbol: Ivy Leaf

Sorority Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green

Founders: Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle), Lavinia Norman, Lucy Diggs Slowe and Marie Woolfolk (Taylor)

Mission Statement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® 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".

The small group of women who founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the turn of the last century were conscious of their privileged position as college-trained women of color just one generation removed from slavery. But at the same time, they were sensitive to the needs and struggles of the less fortunate in underserved communities in their hometowns and in other environs beyond their travels who were in need of goods, services and opportunities beyond their reach. The young collegians’ commitment to scholarship, leadership, civic engagement and public service, woven together by the bonds of lifelong sisterhood, formed the bedrock of the rich legacy of servant-leadership that epitomizes the sorority to this day. And the global reach of its programs, laser-focused on the health, wealth, family, education, human rights and parity issues that concern its constituents, ensures the relevance of the organization into perpetuity.

Sorority Motto: By Merit and Culture

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NATIONAL WEBSITE: https://aka1908.com/

UPSILON KAPPA OMEGA CHAPTER WEBSITE:

ZETA PI OMEGA CHAPTER WEBSITE: https://zpoaka.org/

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PAMELA GAINER-UNDERWOOD

UKO CHAPTER PRESIDENT

TORI NEWCOMBE

NPHC REPRESENTATIVE

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MELISSA WELLS

NPHC  REPRESENTATIVE

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STEPHANIE SCOVELL

NPHC ALT REPRESENTATIVE

BEVERLY GRAYMAN-RICH

ZPO CHAPTER PRESIDENT

CARDELL HUNT

NPHC REPRESENTATIVE

MARIA PIERCE-FORD

NPHC REPRESENTATIVE