Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgeman (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 (AKA) is proud of her 986 chapters and over 265,000 members.  Membership is by invitation only.

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.