In 1908, there were nine Howard University students led by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle) into forming a sisterhood.  Five years later, Nellie Quanderand her gallant and visionary associates contributed the added dimension of an international organization and perpetual membership. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is proud of her 983 chapters and over 265,000 members.


Alpha Alpha Omega (Pittsburgh) began in 1926 and was finally organized in 1927. There was a total of eight insightful young women who were responsible for founding our chapter (Charlotte Enty Catlin, Jessie Hailstalk Roy, Kathleen Brown Douglass, Esther Summers, Edith Hawkins, Norine Webster Taylor, Eleanor Jones, and Jean Hamilton Walls).

The primary focus on high scholastic standing, sincere sisterhood, and high moral standards serve as  prerequisites for joining our organization. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is an international Sisterhood and every member adheres to these standards and holds our motto “Service to Mankind” dearly.

Alpha Alpha Omega is also the mentoring graduate chapter to six undergraduate chapters: Iota, Alpha Sigma,Kappa Beta, Kappa Zeta, Mu Omicron, and Rho Rho. Alpha Alpha Omega’s graduate advisors help the young college students navigate their way through “Service.”

If you are matriculating as a full-time student attending an accredited 4-year college or university, membership is obtained through an undergraduate chapter. Look for authorized and printed rush flyers on your college campus or visit your campus’ Office of Greek Life. Please read the Risk Management policies for your school and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

If you have a bachelor or advanced degree(s) from an accredited 4-year college or university, membership is obtained through a graduate chapter.  As an active graduate chapter, we extend an authorized and written membership letter of invitation upon approval of the official Membership Intake Process to prospective members. Please note, we have Anti-Hazing policies in place for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated which are strictly adhered to throughout the entire Sorority.