Our History

A Brief History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Sorority Founders

Sorority Founders

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University on Wednesday, January 15, 1908. She is the first Greek-Letter Organization established by and for African-American college educated women. Led by our guiding light Ethel Hedgemen Lyle, the group of sixteen illustrious scholastic leaders form our original founders. Five years later Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority received her incorporation on January 29, 1913. Today the legacy of our founders carries on through our sisterhood and our purpose, which is: to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate the 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.

For further information, please visit our national website at www.aka1908.com



The History of the Theta Nu Chapter

On March 2, 1974, thirteen tenacious women chartered the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. These thirteen young women encountered immense adversity while working to  establish the chapter in the seventies on a predominantly white campus. It is the privilege of current members of Theta Nu to carry on the legacy through enacting social change, and working towards the upliftment of all young women through chapter program and events, as well as  volunteerism demonstrating service to all mankind.


Current Chapter Officers 

Corresponding Secretary – Asia Adams

Secretary – Kamia McGuire

Historian – Ja’Nya Banks

President – Ariel Hill

Vice President – Kirstyn Flood

Sergeant At Arms – Alicia Briscoe

Hostess –  Tyra Hooper

Financial Secretary – Saron Bizuayehu

Treasurer – Chandler Bryant

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