Alpha Kappa Alpha
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Official Flower: Pink Tea Rose
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Graduate Chapter Website: http://www.ukoaka1908.com
Mission: To cultivate and encourage high scholastics and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was founded January 15th, 1908 on the campus of Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first Greek organization founded by women of color. Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, along with 19 other founders, founded the organization in order to heighten the college experience of colored women.
The Tau Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was chartered on the campus of Methodist University, on April 20th, 2014. The following young ladies are charter members:
- Jada Aponte
- Amber Bayton
- Brianna E. Beck
- Arshay Grant
- Sparkle Irby
- Chenoa Nixon
- Shawntavia Odom
- Chare Perkins
- Tashara Robinson
- Erica Williams
- Jaylynne Williams
- Sheena Williams
Alpha Sigma Alpha
On Nov. 15, 1901, a new sorority was organized and named Alpha Sigma Alpha. The State Female Normal School, now Longwood University, in Farmville, VA, was the first institution of higher learning in Virginia to admit women for collegiate study. Naturally, it attracted superior students, many of them daughters of college professors already familiar with the fraternity idea.
Alpha Sigma Alpha promotes high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among our four aims of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. Alpha Sigma Alpha provides opportunities through:
- Sisterhood – forming strong bonds of unconditional friendship based on common values and experiences;
- Heritage – expressed through creed, ritual and history; and
- Leadership and Service – enhanced by chapter, campus and community involvement.
Beta Sigma Phi
We are an internationally recognized sorority that is committed to community service and the well-being of others. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has promoted social contact, self development, and spiritual fulfillment since 1931. Our Greek letters represent Life, Learning, and Friendship. There are over 12,500 chapters worldwide with a combined membership of approximately 200,000. Meetings are held twice monthly and social events are held throughout the month. Our goal is to help the community through service each month. We participate in activities such as the Cumberland County Agricultural Fair, the Warrior Angels Run for Breast Cancer, Special Olympics, Founders’ Day, Stop Hunger Now, Operation Christmas Child and the Cape Fear Valley Children’s Hospital. Beta Sigma Phi joined the Methodist University campus in Spring 2009.
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