Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in approximately 1,018 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, and South Korea. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as
“America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.
Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, DC
Incorporated: January 29, 1913
“Twenty Pearls”: Refers to Founders and Incorporators
Motto: “By Culture and By Merit”
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Official publication: Ivy Leaf magazine, first published in 1921
International President: Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (2018– 2022)
Membership (as of June 2018):
* 75,000+ active members; nearly 300,000 members initiated worldwide
* Chapters: 1,018
Graduate membership is by invitation only
and is not solicited through our graduate chapters. Graduate chapters host public
events, such as forums, cultural
presentations and social activities,
so that prospective candidates can
become acquainted with chapter members
and learn about service activities they
offer to local communities.