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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek Letter organization established in America by and for Black college women. Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle into a sisterhood on January 15, 1908.  She viewed the Sorority as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates.

Alpha Kappa Alpha membership is composed of ladies of distinction and exemplary character who excel in scholarship, leadership and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown from one undergraduate chapter to an international organization. There are undergraduate and graduate chapters located throughout the United States, West Africa, the United Kingdom, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Korea, and Germany.

Since it’s founding Alpha Kappa Alpha women have contributed high scholarship, vocational and career guidance, health services, and the advancement of human and civil rights to all mankind.

Beta Theta Chapter

Chartered 1933 – Seattle, Washington 

Since 1933, the Beautiful Beta Theta Chapter has maintained a rich legacy of service in the greater Seattle area. Under the leadership of our International President, Dr. Glenda Glover, Beta Theta will focus efforts on Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service in five target areas, including: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, Women’s Health and Wellness, Building Your Economic Legacy, The Arts, and Global Impact. As we recently celebrated our 85th anniversary, Beta Theta Chapter remains committed to upholding the purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha as outlined by our Founding members in 1908, and will continue to be steadfast in our pursuit to deliver service to all mankind.

College campuses included in Beta Theta’s charter include the University of Washington and Seattle University.

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