Updated January 2011

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AKA Motto "By Culture and By Merit"

The AKA Colors:     Salmon Pink and Apple Green (such a great combination!)

Symbol:       Ivy leaf

Flower:   Pink Tea Rose

Unofficial?  Mascot: Frog

Alpha Kappa Alpha paraphernalia

Alpha Kappa Alpha Graphics

that represent the FIRST & the FINEST  -  July 24, 2008

One of the graphics in the above video displayed the following list:

Top 10 Reasons Why I Pledged AKA

1. My GPA was so high.
2. Only a lady can pledge AKA
3. I look pretty in pink and gorgeous in green.
4. I have class.
5. Life is too short to settle for less.
6. AKA is every man's dream.
7. Pretty grils wear 20 pearls.
8. Friends don't let friends pledge anything else.
9. Second place is the first loser (Delta, Zeta, SGRHO).
10. I don't look good riding an elephant, walking a silly poodle or chasing wild birds.

AKA Quotes

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors

Caring, Sharing, Daring.

Alpha Kappa Alpha friendships

Lasting, true, loyal.

Alpha Kappa Alpha  sisterhood

Always and forever.

(above written for  sororitysisters.net.)

To my beautiful, strong, and wise Sorors

Alpha Kappa Alpha is known by beauty, strength, and service

Beauty in relationships...

Strength in character...

Service for others.

May our friendship always exemplify these virtues.

(above written for  sororitysisters.net.)

We AKA sisters are bound together in sisterhood with a mission.
We give of ourselves unselfishly.
The spirit of our founders gives us light and strength.
We are fulfilling dreams.
We are following the path that AKA sisters before us have opened.
Our path is a great calling and worthy of great effort.
Our efforts are full of reward.

(above written for  sororitysisters.net.)

(The above quotes above are originals written for sororitysisters.net. They may be copied to other sites if a link is given for credit to sororitysisters.net. You are welcome to use these quotes for your own personal use for cardmaking and giftmaking.)

AKA Poems

(credit to Alpha Sigma Chapter of AKA) for the following poems : )


Conceited we're called Because we stand tall,
Uppity we're deemed
Due to our self-esteem
"Our noses are always in the air"
For looking downward we don't dare
And sophistication and class is a plus
Although others don't view it as much
Their thoughts are so remote
But when we were founded, Women couldn't vote
Civil rights were a luxury
In the early 20th century AKA was very political
Although they laugh and act very cynical
So remember the next time they jeer,
You were the FIRST to be here
Deleting all that was not good
And replacing it with SISTERHOOD
Setting a trend for all the rest
Proving that they could be the very best.
As ladies we must learn, Nothing is given, all is earned
With this in mind, You'll ultimately find
That it's a flair, It's a mood,
We call it AKATUDE

By: Soror Michelle Robinson

See our  post about a creative soror that loves to make scrapbooks like this. Click on the picture:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scrapbook

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scrapbook

What is an Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman?

Alpha Kappa Alpha Mystique
Beauty unparalleled, grace undefined,
An Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman is one of a kind.
She walks in a room with her head held high,
Acknowledgement of her presences is an awe-filled gaze, or admiring sigh.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman is regal and profound.
She is the essence of feminism and these qualities abound.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman is honorable and oh so unique.
All of these qualities culminated,
Created the Alpha Kappa Alpha Mystique.

By: Soror April Draine
Zeta Delta Chapter

The Struggle

In the beginning an ordinary piece of sand.
In the end, a priceless pearl.

We start at the beginning of the hill.
Getting to the top, is a matter of strength and will.

The surface is rocky, the slope is steep.
Sometimes we crawl; Once in a while we leap.
Over the invisible hurdles, strong enough to make us weep.

The mind is challenged, the body is worn.
The days are long, and the pride is torn.
But in the end, a new creature is born.

An Alpha Kappa Alpha woman standing sleek and tall.
Ready to challenge the world, unable to fall.

Alpha Kappa Alpha what does that mean?
Certainly more than wearing pink and green.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is deep down in my soul.
I AM an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman.
I am whole.

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

After the organization's establishment over a hundred years ago, AKA has worked to improve economic as well as social conditions through many community programs. Alpha Kappa Alpha members have improved education through their own initiatives, helped with community-building by creating programs, such as the Mississippi Health Clinic, and influenced federal legislation by Congressional lobbying.

AKA has such a rich history! There is so much to be said, I can hardly scratch the surface. Read more about AKA at  the wikipedia page.

The following poems are from: Alpha Sigma Chapter of AKA

History of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha women all over the world
proudly wearing their precious 20 pearls.

AKA, they founded January 15, 1908
at Howard University on that historic date.

Women called together by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle
chose pink and green their colors, a lot of class, a lot of style.

Women providing service to an outstanding ideal
through friendship, sisterhood and love so real.

Women blessed by God above, in friendship and love
in a sorority as precious and peaceful as the white dove.

Women, by culture and by merit too, who strive to do their best
through high standards, moral character, a lot of zeal

Women with strength and endurance like the Green Ivy Leaf
promote the goals of service and sisterhood in our great sorority.

Women like the rose unfolding in shadows of pink and green
demonstrate fine characteristics of womanhood serene.

Women in the Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Germany,
Korea, Bermuda, England, and the USA
are working together in service and sisterhood the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Way.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Women all over the world
proudly wearing their precious 20 pearls.


I am Alpha Kappa Alpha
I was born in 1908 in Washington, D.C.
I was incorporated January 29, 1913.
I was nine young founders of old,
University women-courageous and bold.
Ethel Hedgemen Lyle - Young and gay,
Was the moving spirit to lead my way.
My history reveals that this founding few
Were determined that my experience would be meaningful, too

I am Alpha Kappa Alpha - A Sisterhood
With love and concern for each neighborhood.
I am open to women of high ideals.
Who serve mankind in all fields.

I am Alpha Kappa Alpha - A Greek letter organization,
The first for college women in our nation.
Concerned with my "image", I strive for the best,
I lead the way and challenge all the rest.

I am Alpha Kappa Alpha - Great things have I done,
My program projects have startled some;
Things that few would have dared to do,
I ventured out and succeeded, too.

"Supreme in Service" is my main goal.
Sisterliness in another one, I am told.
My motto "By Culture and By Merit" I've learned
Apple green and salmon pink - my colors I yearn.
My symbol "The Ivy" means strength and endurance.
These symbols we dedicate with true assurance.

I am Alpha Kappa Alpha - Continuing to strive
With committed women - my projects still thrive
I will always keep my torch burning bright,
Leading the way with my guiding light.

Soror Ruth C. Solomon
Gamma Rho Omega Chapter


A good SOROR is proud of herself. She respects herself and others. She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, nor does she expect them to read her mind. She is quite capable of articulating her needs.

A good SOROR is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true. She knows love, therefore she gives love. She recognizes that her love has great value and must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for granted, it soon disappears.

A good SOROR has a dash of inspiration, and a dabble of endurance. She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them. A good SOROR knows her past, understands her present, and moves toward the future.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Keepsake

A good SOROR knows God. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played. A good SOROR does not live in fear of the future because of her past. Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons, meant to bring her closer to self knowledge and unconditional self love. SOROR Smile...YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT GOING ON! So Keep ON Keeping On.


Shown at left-more information AKA Box

AKA - custom paddle orders at Greek Gear: click on picture below:

See post on how to make frog AKA  ornaments for your sorors. You need to drop by a craft store and see if they carry these cute frog cut outs. You'll need some pink ribbon and some woodsies to paint pink and add the AKA letters. To find out more.... Click on the picture:

Please send us pictures of any handmade AKA sorority gifts that you would like us to consider publishing on this AKA sorority idea page. We would love to hear from you!

For AKA paraphernalia below and more...CLICK to Greekgear.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Greek Letter Merchandise-at Greek Gear
Alpha Kappa Alpha Greek Letter Merchandise-at Greek Gear


AKA Greeks  Stomp The Yard Premire -May 25, 2009 - See Video below:

Thanks to:

Top AKA sites:

AKA Sorority,Inc - Home Site: A legacy of service and sisterhood

Alpha Sigma Chapter of AKA
for many of these AKA poems and quotes.

AKA Sorority North Atlantic Region
- Dear Sorors, As we welcome this new and exciting year 2010, I want to again thank you for your commitment and service to the greatest sisterhood on earth.  I hope that this New Year brings you abundant blessings with family, friends and sorors alike...More

AKA Iota Lambda-As our beloved Sorority celebrates 102 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service, it is Iota Lambda’s goal and sole responsibility to uphold the legacy set before us. Our chapter prides itself on campus leadership, innovative programming and maintaining an integral contribution in the surrounding Gainesville community. ....More

Xi Beta AKA Chapter-Throughout the years, members of Xi Beta continue to hold themselves to high standards, and continue to fulfill the legacy set before them by their predecessors. Not only have their values stood the test of times, but many programs have as well such their annual Softball Classic, AKAraoke, and Comdey Show. The members of Xi Beta pass down traditions sisterhood, service and scholarship, and remain a unique presence in the Far Western Region. "The POWER of Alpha Kappa Alpha increases steadily by continuing in one direction."...More


OTHER Sorority Pages:

Alpha Chi Omega - New!!!

Alpha Kappa Alpha - History, Poems, Ideas- You'll find some original quotes from sororitysisters.net as well as poems written by AKA sorors. Also, find a little bit of the great history of AKA with link to learn more. This page has some AKA crafts to share. Remember, make your own sorority gifts!

Alpha Epsilon Phi-ideas -You'll find some original quotes for Big Sis or Little Sis gift purposes. Also, find some basic information about Alpha Epsilon Phi.

Alpha Sigma Tau -you might like the original poems written by the Alpha Sigma Tau family Zeta Tau. These are really heartfelt, special poems. Take a look.

Zeta Tau Alpha -Songs, Poems, Prayers - with links to audio. (some great ZTA singing!)