On behalf of the “Sweet” Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. We are thrilled that you have taken the time to visit our site and learn more about our organization.
On January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became the first Greek-lettered organization established in the United States by and for Black women. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority roots’ date back to Howard University, Washington, DC, where the idea of formation was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. 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.
After the incorporation as a perpetual body on January 29, 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the social and economic conditions in their city, state, nation and the world. Today, that tradition has continued--internationally, nationally and locally. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind through a nucleus of more than 300,000 women in 1,024 chapters.
Since its inception on the campus of Spelman College on February 10, 1979, the Mu Pi Chapter has remained committed to the honorable purpose and ideals that serve as the foundation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. We strive for excellence by using the bonds of sisterhood to enrich the college experience and impact the community in and around the campus through programs of service. Mu Pi has initiated many programs on campus and the community, including the AKACafe, Limelight Fashion Show, AKABook Club, 1908 Playground Mobilization Day, and The Mr. AKA Scholarship Pageant.
We sincerely appreciate your visit to our chapter’s website and encourage you to support our programs and service events and explore the deep and long lasting history of our beloved sisterhood. We hope that you will come again!
Natalie Ford - Hodges
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mu Pi Chapter – President