Welcome to the Sophisticated South Eastern Region!
Greetings from the sophisticated South Eastern Region ~ Where there is Power in the Pearl!
Welcome and thank you for visiting the South Eastern Region website of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I greet you on behalf of the great states of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The rich legacy of the South Eastern Region begins in 1921, with the chartering of South Eastern’s first undergraduate chapter, Pi, at Meharry Medical College (later re-established at Fisk University) in Nashville, Tennessee, and the chartering of Omicron Omega in Birmingham, Alabama, the region’s oldest graduate chapter, in 1924. Additionally, the South Eastern Region is home to one of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s revered founders, Harriett Josephine Terry, as well as five international presidents. Over the course of our dynamic history, the South Eastern Region has hosted three international meetings.
Today, the South Eastern Region is comprised of 105 chapters and more than 7,000 members. We are diligent in our execution of local and regional service initiatives as well as our support of our International Program – “Launching New Dimensions of Service” – under the leadership of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President, Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.
The members of the South Eastern Region fully embrace our founding principles of sisterhood, leadership and service. Our charge is to connect, communicate, collaborate and celebrate by activating the Power in the Pearl—a power that strengthens the bonds of sisterhood among our members, and one that empowers women of Alpha Kappa Alpha across the globe to successfully fulfill the sorority’s paramount mission of rendering “service to all mankind.”
Please explore our website to learn more about the South Eastern Region – our programs and the service we extend to our communities. We hope you find the information featured on the website useful as you seek to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Yours in Service,
Mary B. Conner
South Eastern Regional Director