Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ)

alpha kapp alpha

MISSION

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C.  Led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a group of twenty women became the founding pearls of our illustrious sorority.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. became the first black Greek-letter organization established by and for college-educated African American women.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. received its incorporation on January 29, 1913.  Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha's legacy continues as we fulfill its 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 www.aka1908.com

HISTORY

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 chartered 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 won 2014 Chapter of the Year only two years after their chartering. Tau Xi continues to carry on the legacy of its charter members through service, scholarship, and sisterhood.

Chapter website: Tauxi AKA

Meet the Greeks 2018
Meet the Greeks 2018: Tau Xi Chapter Members at 2018 Meet the Greeks
Tau Xi Chapter Award Winners 2018
UGR 2018: Tau Xi Chapter Members donated shoes to Soles 4 Souls at 2018 Undergraduate Roundup
NARC 2018 - Tau Xi won 5 awards
NARC 2018: Tau Xi Chapter Members won 5 awards at 2018 North Atlantic Region Conference

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: Alycia Heggs

Vice President: Niiaja Wright

Secretary: Mafatta Janeh

Treasurer: Breanna Travis

Financial Secretary: Bria Manlove

Ivy Leaf Reporter: Marcelle Allen

Historian: Arianne Bienvenu

EVENTS

  • Prayer of Peace and Solidarity
  • Voter Registration 
  • Sweet September
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • Mr. AKA Pageant
  • Community Service Projects (Soles 4 Soles)
  • And more...

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

AWARDS

  • 2018 North Atlantic Region (NAR) 3rd Place Chapter of the Year
  • 2018 Overall Launching New Dimensions of Service Programming Award
  • 2018 Anne Mitchem Davis Family Health Award
  • 2018 Health Promotion Award
  • 2018 North Atlantic Region (NAR) 1st Place Leave Your Mark Flourish Award
  • 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
  • And more.....

FAMOUS AKA's

  • 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

SOCIAL  MEDIA

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