Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle into a sisterhood in 1908. Four years later, Nellie Quander and her gallant and visionary associates, contributed the added dimension of an international organization and perpetual membership.
If you have a bachelor or advanced degree(s) from an accredited 4-year college or university, membership is obtained through a graduate chapter. An active graduate chapter will extend an authorized and written membership letter of invitation upon approval of the official Membership Intake Process to prospective members. Please read the Anti-Hazing policies for Alpha Kappa Alpha.
If you are matriculating as a full-time student and attending an accredited 4-year college or university, membership is obtained through an undergraduate chapter. Look for authorized, printed rush flyers posted on your college campus or visit your campus' Office of Greek Life. Please read the Risk Management policies for your school and Alpha Kappa Alpha's Anti-Hazing policies.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Anti-Hazing Policy: