ABOUT ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the first Negro Greek-letter sorority established by Black women, was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University where the idea of formulating bonded sisterhood and service to all mankind was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has since grown from a small undergraduate group to an international membership approaching over 300,000 collegiate women working as sisters in over 1000 chapters to enhance educational and cultural awareness and social advocacy. For more information, please visit aka1908.com
ABOUT SOUTH EASTERN REGION
The expansion of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the 1920s created a need for close supervision of chapters. The Boule, the governing body, responded by grouping chapters into regions and providing for the election of regional directors. Emerging from the Southern Region, which included the states of Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas in 1925, the South Eastern Region now includes the states of Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
South Eastern chapters have always embraced Alpha Kappa Alpha programs. Geographic boundaries have shifted as the region evolved, but the mission remains the same: “to be of service to all mankind.” From early cultural and social involvement to the current Emerging Young Leaders program (EYL), the “Sophisticated Sorors of the South Eastern Region” have improved their communities by designing and employing effective service programs and initiatives.
For more information, please visit aka1908.com/southeastern