Membership Processes



We have a strong legacy of sisterhood.  Therefore, we welcome all Sorors back into our fold.  You are welcome to attend a chapter meeting as a visiting Soror. We meet on the second Monday of each month with the exception of the months July and August.  Please bring anything that identifies you as a member of the Sorority to include an expired financial card, IVY LEAF with your name and address, accompanied with valid state or federal issued identification.  Our membership chairman will gladly assist you with this process.

For additional information, please visit our international website                 

Graduate Membership

Graduate membership is by invitation only and is not solicited through our graduate chapters. Graduate chapters host public events, such as forums, cultural presentations and social activities, so that prospective candidates can become acquainted with chapter members and learn about service activities they offer to local communities.
The Graduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) begins with a Letter of Invitation, signed by the graduate chapter president AND membership chairman on chapter stationery. There are no membership activities prior to receipt of an official invitation letter, and the Sorority prohibits partaking in MIP activities prior to receiving an official letter.

  • Pledging is not a part of the membership process, and anyone who knowingly and willingly participates in pledging activities may be forbidden membership with the Sorority. Additionally, suspension and/or expulsion may result if it is later discovered that an individual participated in pledging activities once a member.

For additional information, please visit our international website

Legacy Requirements

Legacy Candidate Status

A legacy candidate is the daughter, granddaughter, adopted daughter, stepdaughter or legal ward* of an active or deceased member and submits a legacy application.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority defines a legal ward as one in which an appropriate court of law legally places permanent care, control, and custody with a member of the Sorority; court documentation will be requested.

Legacy Provision
The living family-member must have been active for at least two years immediately preceding the submission of an Undergraduate or Graduate Legacy Application. Two years is defined as twenty-four (24) consecutive months. Undergraduates and graduates that apply via legacy provision still must fulfill all other membership requirements.

For additional information, please visit our international website

To Top