For 65 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated daily operations have been conducted at its International Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The sorority’s first national office, opened in 1949, was located at 6308 Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago. Just three years later, after outgrowing its previous location, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s corporate office moved to 5211 South Greenwood Ave., where it remained for 32 years.
Once again, in response to a demand for more space and updates in technology, in 1984 Alpha Kappa Alpha built and moved into its current International Headquarters affectionately known as the Ivy Center, located on South Stony Island Avenue. This facility houses the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. corporate office and the offices of its Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF).