Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha logoMission: 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 Jan. 15, 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 20, 2014.

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Alpha Sigma Alpha logoOn 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.

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