Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ)

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded on January 15, 1908 on the Campus on Howard University in Washington D.C.  Lead by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a group of sixteen women became the original founders of our sorority.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became the first Greek-Letter Organization established by and for college educated African American women.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority received her incorporation on January 29, 1913.  Today their legacy continues as we continue to fulfill their purpose: to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature and to be of Service to All Mankind.

For more information, please visit our national website at


On November 11, 2012, twelve innovative women chartered the Tau Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® on the campus of Villanova University.  These twelve young ladies became the first Divine 9 organization to be solely on Villanova's campus.  Through hard work and the help of their graduate chapter, Phi Beta Omega, these ladies overcame the adversities associated with building a chapter and were able to win 2014 Chapter of the Year only two years after they were chartered. Tau Xi continues to carry on the legacy of our charter members through chapter programs, volunteerism, and sisterhood.

Chapter website: Tauxi AKA

Tau Xi Chapter Members at Multicultural Greek Council Awards Ceremony 2017
Tau Xi Chapter Members at Multicultural Greek Council Awards Ceremony 2017
Tau Xi Chapter Members 2017
Tau Xi Chapter Members 2017
Tau Xi Chapter Members at North Atlantic Regional Conference 2015
Tau Xi Chapter Members at North Atlantic Regional Conference 2015


President: Alycia Heggs

Vice President: Niiaja Wright

Secretary: Mafatta Janeh

Treasurer: Alexus Reynolds

Financial Secretary: Jordan McDonald

Ivy Leaf Reporter: Dania Haughton

Historian: Breanna Travis


  • Sweet September
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Mental Health Awareness Panel
  • Mr. AKA Gala
  • Community Service Projects
  • And more...

Please check out this year's event schedule on our chapter website.


  • 2017 MGC Most Improved Scholarship
  • 2017 MGC Philanthropy Award
  • 2017 NGLA Risk Reduction Award
  • 2016 North Atlantic Region (NAR) 3rd Place Chapter of the Year
  • 2016 2nd Place Graduate Advisor of the Year 
  • 2016 Legacy Award
  • 2016 Family Strengthening Award
  • 2016 Miss AKA Award
  • 2016 Nellie W. Gaylord Young Educator Award
  • 2016 NGLA Guenzler Award
  • 2016 NGLA Greek Leader of Distinction Award
  • 2015 International Connections Certificate
  • 2015 S.T.A.R.- Standards Best of the Best Certificate
  • 2015 Launching New Dimensions of Service Award
  • 2014 Economic Award 
  • 2014 2nd Place Graduate Advisor of the Year Award
  • 2014 2nd Place Exhibit Award
  • 2014 Legacy Award 
  • 2014 Pearls of Power Award
  • 2014 North Atlantic Region (NAR) Chapter of the Year
  • 2014 MGC Chapter of the Year


  • Phylicia Rashad- Actress
  • Wanda Sykes- Actress/Comedian
  • Maya Angelou- Poet/Author/Film Director
  • Marjorie Vincent- Miss America 1991
  • Ella Fitzgerald- Singer
  • Alicia Keys- Singer
  • Rosa Parks- Civil Rights Activist
  • Coretta Scott King- Civil Rights Activist
  • Tonique Williams-Darling- Olympic Track & Field Athlete