Alpha Kappa Alpha (Α Κ Α)
LAMBDA GAMMA CHAPTER
FOUNDED: 1908, HOWARD UNIVERSITY
CHARTERED AT DELAWARE: 1977
PHILANTHROPY: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, UNCF
COLORS: SALMON PINK & APPLE GREEN
FLOWER: PINK ROSE
SYMBOL: IVY LEAF
NATIONAL WEBSITE: www.aka1908.com
LOCAL WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first sorority founded for Black college women. It was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 1908. Ethel Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri conceived the idea for the formation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She viewed the Sorority as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates. Through the years and the changing world, however, Alpha Kappa Alpha's function has become more complex. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the socioeconomic conditions in their city, state, nation, and the world.
In a world in which materialism is pervasive, and technology and competition have decreased the need for collaboration and cooperation, it is critical to have an association that cuts across racial, international, physical, and social barriers to help individuals and communities develop and maintain constructive relationships with others. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is that vital organization.
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic 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. To adhere to its purpose, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has created chapters worldwide to service all communities.
The Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on the Campus of the University of Delaware on February 19, 1977 and has been committed to the community ever since. The Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club, the Wilmington P.A.L. and many schools throughout Delaware to touch the lives of future generations. The Chapter has served the community through providing knowledge of technology, food, and clothing to the community. The Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is also proud of its co-sponsored voter registration drive that successfully registered countless University of Delaware students to vote. The Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. strives to serve all mankind and continue the legacy of its visionary founders.
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