Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in January 15, 1908
at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. It was initiated by Ethel
Hedgeman Lyle and 15 other ambitious and dedicated women. The sorority
was founded for the purpose of encouraging high scholastic and ethical
standards, promoting unity and sisterhood and improving the social stature
of African-Americans. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was incorporated in 1913
to perpetuate its existence throughout the world. Currently, membership in
the national organization totals over 170,000 women in the United States, the
Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

For more information on the history of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
please see the International Website at