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History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by Black college women.  The record of its origin, growth and development, activities, evolving goals, and accomplishments is more than an interesting chronicle of a colorful bit of college-based Americana.  It is, rather, a significant and inspiring reflection of the emergence of a dynamic group in a changing culture.

The efforts of Alpha Kappa Women in the promotion of high scholarship, vocational and career guidance, health services, the advancement of human and civil rights, and in so many other areas, constitute a priceless part of the American experience in the twenty-first century.

Nine Howard University students were led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle into a sisterhood in 1908.  Four years later, Nellie Quander and her gallant and visionary associates contributed the added dimension of national organization and perpetual membership.  These women and those who have come after them, the never-ending stream of eternally young, hopeful, enthusiastic women, need to be remembered.


 

History of Phi Beta Omega

On June 6, 1998, Phi Beta Omega was officially chartered.  With Dr. Betty J. Robinson serving as the first President, the chapter immediately began to provide service to  communities in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

 

Today, with 100-plus active members, Phi Beta Omega continues to "serve mankind" by volunteering services and making financial contributions to the suburban Philadelphia communities in which they serve.