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Welcome to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

BETA CHAPTER - OVER 100 YEARS OF SERVICE 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Chapter, welcomes you to our website. As the second oldest chapter in the sorority, chartered Wednesday, October 8, 1913, we have a long legacy in Chicago of providing “Service to All Mankind.” As a city-wide chapter encompassing five schools: University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and Roosevelt University, we are committed to addressing the needs of our campuses and the Chicago community, and serving as role models for girls and young women. We hope that this website provides you with any and all information to learn more about us and how to support our programs and service events.

OUR MISSION

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is 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, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”

OUR VISION

As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.

President's Message

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Welcome to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,® Beta Chapter's website. As the 2023-2024 President of Beta Chapter, it is my sincere honor to provide this site as a resource for you to learn about our history, sisterhood, and service initiatives.

Information provided throughout this platform exemplifies the great accomplishments our sisterhood has achieved throughout the Chicagoland area. For over a century, the Beta Chapter has fervently served the city of Chicago and our international community in order to achieve our goal of providing, "Service to All Mankind.”

 

On October 8th, 1913 at the University of Chicago, five transformative women, with the help and guidance from Founder Beulah Elizabeth Burke, the sorority’s First National Organizer, the Beautiful Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was established, paving the way for perpetuity of our organization.

 

Providing a beacon for young college women throughout the Chicagoland area to gather and address the most pressing disparities in their community, Beta Chapter was founded under the spirit of unity, service, and communal advancement. Our

members have since had the ability to pass their ambitions on to their fellow citizens, their classmates and most importantly, their successors.

 

Our knowledge, experiences, dedication, and love of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, are the components that have continued to

propel Beta Chapter throughout generations. Our programmatic focus and activities are designed to support and implement our 2022-2026 International Program Initiatives and overarching theme of Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood. We use our international theme and six programmatic initiatives as a tool to execute service projects, educational programs, and impactful events that aim to alleviate the problems observed in our communities, as well as provide a space for individual and collective growth.

 

As members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, we continually rely on our 116 years of service and sisterhood, founding principles, and traditions to guide us in providing novel and sustainable service to society's current problems, both in our local and global communities. We thank you for visiting our site and encourage you to support our programs, service events, and other community relief activities so that we may collectively strengthen and renew our beloved community.

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