Truman State University

Alpha Kappa Alpha


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first Greek-letter organization established by African-American collegiate women in America, was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. The idea was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle who 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.” As the organization developed, Alpha Kappa Alpha branched out and became a channel through which selected college women improved the social and economic conditions in their city, state, nation and the world. Today, that tradition has continued internationally. 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 200,000 women.

President of Truman State’s Mu Tau Chapter – Tavonna Johnson (
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