Sororities at SU

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated®

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated®

Established in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated® was the first sorority created for African-American women. The Sorority is a Multicultural Sorority dedicated to creating a college experience that is meaningful and productive. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated® participates in programs both on campus and off, including major fundraisers, such as “One Million Backpacks” and “Change for Change.” The organization is also known for cross-cultural collaboration with other campus organizations and for promoting diversity and community service at Southwestern University.


To cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards; promote unity and friendship among college women; alleviate problems concerning girls and women; maintain a progressive interest in college life; and to provide service to all mankind.


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated® - Upsilon Alpha Chapter
National Founding Date: 1908
National Incorporating Date: 1913
Southwestern University Charter Date: 2015
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
Programs: Launching New Dimensions of Service
GPA Requirement: 2.5
National Website:
Membership requirements:

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Spring 2024 Formal Rush


New member - Determined each membership intake cycle
Active member - Voted on by active members


Philanthropic initiatives are established every four years. The 2022-2026 Initiatives include Empowering Families, Building Economic Wealth, Enhance the Environment, Advocating for Social Justice, and Uplift Our Local Communities. These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those served.