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Alpha Kappa Alpha History


On January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was established  as the first Greek-letter organization founded by African-American college women. Through the years, Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown from sixteen trailblazers to an international sisterhood of over 200,000 members with chapters throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. 


Guided by the principles of high scholastic and ethical standards, unity, sisterhood and service to all mankind, Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to carry out the vision of its Founders. 

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