Mu Pi Herstory
1979 was a significant moment of sisterhood at Spelman College, as four of the six active sororities were chartered on campus. Before 1979, Greek organizations were not allowed on campus under the consensus that Spelman was in itself a sisterhood, and sororities would take away from this concept. In fact, sororities were voted down three times just ten years prior.
The shift in attitude towards sororities came from growth in student enrollment and interests. By encouraging community service, academic excellence, and leadership development; sororities have been a vital part of the Spelman community for almost four decades.
The "Sweet" Mu Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on February 10, 1979, at Spelman College by the Kappa Omega graduate chapter. It was the fourth of now nine undergraduate chapters to be established in the metropolitan Atlanta area. All sisters of Mu Pi are charged with committing their time and energy to the community. Over the past few decades, this responsibility has been fulfilled through several projects including Ivy Reading AKAdemy, It Takes a Village, Gifts of Giza, voter registration drives, and partnerships with Hands on Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity. The chapter has become well known for its dedication to raising funds for nonprofit organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, AIDS Walk Atlanta, and Relay for Life.
Mu Pi also strives to enhance the student life of Spelman College through numerous cultural and social programs. These initiatives include AKA Book Club, AKA Flix, AKAnomics, the Mr. AKA Scholarship Pageant, AKA Café, and the Limelight Fashion Show.
Since 1979, The Mu Pi Chapter has produced 27 phenomenal intakes of women dedicated to scholarship, sisterhood, and service to all mankind. Our devotion to service and excellence will continue through the twenty-first century and beyond.