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Founded - January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington, DC
Chartered at Lander University April 30, 1977

 

Charter members: Delphine Brunson, Deborah Carroll, Mary Carroll, Rose Covington, Loretta Crosby, Theresa Giles, Doris Gray, Cheryl Kemp, Cathy Lagroon, Diane Pruitt, Ernestine Simpkins* and Carrie Stevens. *deceased

 

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc – Lambda Lambda, Lander University:

The purpose of the Lambda Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is 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 social stature. To maintain a progressive interests in college life and to be of service to all mankind.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha can be found throughout the year volunteering for Lander University and the greater Greenwood community. Recently, AKA has hosted a school supply drive for Matthews Elementary School and a cleanup project at Emma Gaskin Magnolia Park with the Greenwood Recreation Department and Carnation Garden Club. They have also collaborated with the Burton Center, Abbeville Recreation Department, Woodfields Elementary School, and the 2018 Miss Lander University in support of their events and initiatives. This year, Lambda Lambda hosted many on campus activities including AKArobics Fitness Program (health awareness) and Pillow Talk. They also hosted multiple on and off campus fundraisers.

Members of Lambda Lambda strive to provide Lander and the surrounding communities programming and education through the following community impact days: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January), Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February), 1908 Playground Mobilization Day (May), The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June), Mental Health Awareness (July), Childhood Hunger Awareness Day (October), Breast Cancer Awareness (October).

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope. As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.

 

Club President:

Erica Jones

erica.jones@lander.edu

 

Club Advisor:

Anne Gunby

a.gunby@yahoo.com

 

Email:
lambda.lambda.aka@gmail.com

 

Documents:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Constitution

 

Social Media:

Instagram: ll_akas