Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University, is the world’s oldest college-based sorority founded by black women. It is an international organization with chapters at leading colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is to encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and alleviate problems affecting girls and women, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.

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