Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgemon (Lyle) into forming a sisterhood in 1908. Five years later, Nellie Quander and her gallant and visionary associates contributed the added dimension of an international organization and perpetual membership.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is proud of her 1,061 chapters and nearly 355,000 members in more than 55 nations and all 50 states. Membership is by invitation only.
On a Campus
If you are matriculating as a full-time student attending an accredited 4-year college or university, membership is obtained through an undergraduate chapter. Look for authorized and printed rush flyers to post 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.
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.