Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated, founded in January 15, 1908 at Howard University, is America's first Greek-letter organization established and incorporated by Black college women. The organization remains a predominately African-American sorority. The sorority's membership, however, includes women of Caucasian, Asian, and Hispanic descent. The sorority serves all mankind through a nucleus of more than 200,000 women in over 950 chapters located in the United States, the Caribbean, Germany, Korea and Japan. Alpha Kappa Alpha women can be found on every continent in the world.
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 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 maintains a progressive interest in college life, an to be of service to all mankind. The sorority is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).
Alpha Kappa Alpha asserts that membership is "comprised of over 200,000 college-trained women from around the world. The sorority has an active membership of over 49,000 members who represent a diverse constituency of women, from educators to heads of state, politicians, lawyers, medical professionals, media personalities, and decision-makers of major corporations. Graduate members constitute the largest percentage of membership." Alpha Kappa Alpha has 950 chapters located in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Korea and Japan.
Girl A: Have you ever heard of Alpha Kappa Alpha?
Girl B: Yes! The AKAs are pretty cool on my campus.