I have been attending some events given by the local Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in my state for some time. It’s crunch time and I was advised that the ladies really think I could be an asset to this great organization (Thank God!) The issue is that I come from a long line of ladies that are active in another sorority. During my undergrad years they constantly stressed me becoming a part of their organization. I decided to attend rush and turn in paper work. As an adult my choice never changed, will this affect my being approved for Alpha Kappa Alpha? Sometimes its easier to tell someone they should have thought long and hard about their choice, it’s sometimes hard for a teenager to think clearly with strong family influence. As an adult I was better able to put everything in place. I never took part in the other sorority’s intake process. I hope this question is not offensive. I just want some information. This situation took place seven years ago.
If you did not participate in the actual membership process of the other sorority, then you are eligible for membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha. Really, it depends on whether or not some AKAs from your school are in the chapter you are pursuing now because there could be a backlash . . . there are so many factors. Regardless, I don’t think you should give up on your desire to be an Alpha Kappa Alpha lady.
During the graduate process for Alpha Kappa Alpha, you must be invited to participate in membership intake. Please review our website for more clarification: www.aka1908.org :
* Completion of at least a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative average of at least C+ or a graduate degree from an accredited senior college/university;
* Motivation and ability to promote and extend the policies and programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
The Sorority’s official graduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) is by invitation only through one of our local graduate chapters and may not be solicited. Chapters host public events, such as forums, cultural presentations and social activities, which you may wish to attend in order to become acquainted with Sorority members and their community service activities in your area. The Chapter Locator section of this site provides chapter names and contacts in your community.
The MIP begins with an Official Letter of Invitation, on chapter stationery, signed by the local graduate chapter president AND membership chair.
THERE WILL BE NO MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION. Participation in MIP activities in the name of the Sorority prior to receipt of this official letter is prohibited. There is neither pledging nor a Rush.
Candidacy is also contingent upon approval of the required materials submitted by the prospective candidate.