Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgemon (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® is proud of her more than 1,060 chapters and more than 325,000 initiated members in 11 nations and all states.
By uniting the talents of more than 325,000 individuals, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has built a strong, cohesive organization that positively impacts the lives of families and communities. The Sorority’s success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members.