Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Welcome to Texas A&M University Kingsville! As you ladies know college is a place to get an education as well as to gain friendship and unity amongst college women. Joining a women’s organization such as a sorority is a great way to build friendships, achieve community service, as well as to maintain high scholastic standards. The Elegant ladies of the Eta Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. are looking forward to meeting with you!

Nickname:

AKA

Colors:

Salmon Pink and Apple Green

Flower:

Pink Tea Rose

Motto:

"By Culture and By Merit"

Symbol:

Ivy Leaf

History:

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of nine students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African American women in areas where little power or authority existed due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early twentieth century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913.

Consisting of college-educated women of African, Caucasian, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic descent, the sorority serves through a membership of more than 250,000 women in over 900 chapters in the United States and several other countries. Women may join through undergraduate chapters at a college or university or through a graduate chapter after acquiring a college degree.

After the organization's establishment over a century ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha has helped to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs. Members have improved education through independent initiatives, contributed to community-building by creating programs and associations, such as the Mississippi Health Clinic, and influenced federal legislation by Congressional lobbying through the National Non-Partisan Lobby on Civil and Democratic Rights. The sorority works with communities through service initiatives and progressive programs relating to education, family, health, and business.

Purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

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 maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”

Requirements for Membership Consideration:

  • Have a cumulative and current C+ average
  • Be a full time student during the present and prior term
  • Bring an official sealed transcript, embossed with college/ university seal or have sent to the Graduate Advisor prior to the date of Rush
  • Bring an official letter from the college/university registrar that confirms your full time status  as a student
  • Bring a letter of interest
  • Bring two letters of reference
  • Bring a completed Undergraduate Membership Interest Application
  • Bring one or more Evidence of Community/ Campus Involvement Forms
  • Do not submit resumes or photographs
  • Attend Rush**


As President of the Eta Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., I would like to extend an invitation out to you to come and get to know us during the first couple of weeks of school. We will be having events and socials and all who are interested are encouraged to attend. Please feel free to email me at diamond.edwards@students.tamuk.edu . We look forward to meeting with you!


Diamond Edwards
President
Eta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

*A Student Service Fee Funded Program

This page was last updated on: August 31, 2012