On January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. became the FIRST Greek-lettered organization established in the United States by and for Black women. Staring at Howard University, Washington, DC, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle 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 her 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s sole purpose it cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards; promote unity and friendship among college women; alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature; maintain a progressive interest in college life; and to be of “Service to all Mankind”. From the core group of nine at Howard, AKA has grown into a force of more than 283,000 collegiate members and alumnae, constituting 993 chapters in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Germany, Liberia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East.
The Tau Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was charted on December 9, 2012. Its charter members were: Rashunda Armstrong, Shelby Smith, Asia Ashley, Crystal Godfey, Naomi Smith, Terrika Cook, Kyana Jenkins, Theresa Tchassama, Andreas Childs, Jessica Pierce, Kaneisha Currie, and Mareva Bone. We were the First black Greek-Lettered organization chartered on Oglethorpe’s campus. We strive and impress by demonstrating immaculate lifestyles of sisterhood and service, while helping build our campus and surrounding communities. Winning numerous awards and obtaining the highest GPAs, we exert ourselves to be nothing but the best. Wondering what Tau Pi has in store? Follow our social media platforms: @Taupi1908