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Our History

National History

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a nucleus of 300,00 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.



Chartered on June 25, 1944 by a group of young women returning home from college, the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter has been providing programs of service to the WNY community for 80 years.  The purpose of this chapter shall be to retain and reactivate all Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members in the Buffalo area; to initiate those who are recommended and meet the requirements of membership; to promote unity and friendship among the members; to implement programs that benefit the community on a theme suitable to our national body in the areas of scholarship, heritage, and social interaction. 

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