To cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind".
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Colors: Salmon Pink & Apple Green
Flower: Tea Rose
Founded: Howard University - January 15, 1908
Founded at PSU: April 26th, 1992
Philanthropy: Alpha Kappa Alpha's Educational Advancement Foundation, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing, PSU School of Social Work, Black Student Success Summit, Tucker-Maxon School for the Deaf, Hands On Portland, American Red Cross, REAP, Inc.
Famous Alumni: Marian Anderson, Dr. Maya Angelou, Suzette Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Coretta Scott King, Toni Morrison