Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the premiere Black Greek-letter sorority. Founded by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. grew from 16 foresighted, ambitious young ladies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., to more than 150,000 ladies around the globe. Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha has endeavored to uplift the Black community through leadership, service and scholarship. Under the direction of the international president, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented a six-point program concentrating on family, government involvement and influence, the Business Round Table – a training workshop on entrepreneurial skills, math and science literacy, a senior resource center, and a partnership with the American Red Cross.
Local Chapter Information
The Mu Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has served Montevallo since its inception in 1978 at the University of Montevallo. Mu Mu has participated in the Buckle Up America Program; volunteered readings at Montevallo Elementary School and Estes Nursing Home; Breast Cancer Awareness; and many other service projects. The sisters of Mu Mu actively participate on Montevallo’s campus in various organizations such as African American Society, IVOC, McNair Scholars Program, National Broadcasting Society, Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life Resident Assistants, Upward Bound, campus tour guides, Orientation Leaders, Montevallo Masters, Montevallo Democrats, and the Student Alumni Association of Montevallo, just to name a few.
To cultivate high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.
Prominent Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.:
Maya Angelou – Poet and Novelist
Jada Pinkett Smith – Actress
Hazel O’Leary – U.S. Secretary of Energy
Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist
|January 15, 1908, Howard University
|Founded at UM
|July 8, 1978
|Pink Tea Rose
|Salmon Pink and Apple Green
|Ivy Leaf, Frog, Mice, Bunnies
|Ivy Reading AKAdemy
Tax Freedom Day
|“Supreme in Service to all Mankind”