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Prospective Members

Membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is generally classified as undergraduate or graduate. In both classifications:

  • Prospective members must have high ethical and moral standards;

  • Membership can only be obtained by completing the Sorority's official Membership Intake Process (MIP);

  • Interested candidates should not participate in demeaning, degrading or unkind acts. Should members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ask you to perform tasks or participate in activities other than those outlined in our MIP, they are in violation of the Sorority's policies and practices and do not represent the values of the organization. This behavior will not be tolerated.

Membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will not be extended to:

  • An individual who knowingly participates in activities outside of the official Membership Intake Process;

  • An individual who knowingly participates in activities which are demeaning, degrading or demoralizing;

  • An individual who knowingly submits falsified documents or credentials.

Undergraduate Membership

Requirements:

  • Matriculation as a full-time undergraduate student where the campus chapter is located; or matriculation as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited school affiliated with an undergraduate city chapter in the community;

  • Must have creditably completed* at least one grading period (or as defined by the college or university) as a full-time student at the institution affiliated with the chapter, immediately preceding submission of application;

    • *creditably completed is synonymous to earned full-time hours (12+ hours) for Spring or Fall session, whichever is applicable

  • A cumulative and semester average of C+, immediately preceding submission of application. (In those universities using pass-fail, required competency or good standing systems of grading, either shall be acceptable.)

    • C+ is equivalent to a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale if the school does not have a plus or minus on the grading scale,

    • Some chapters and/or schools may require a higher semester and/or cumulative average for undergraduate membership eligibility;

  • Attendance at the official Rush.

Process

An official Rush begins the undergraduate membership process for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Rush information such as location, date and time of the activity is posted a minimum of two weeks in advance; however, the college or university may impose additional requirements that will impact the process. Any prospective candidate that does not attend Rush is ineligible for candidacy consideration at that time.

The Sorority’s undergraduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) begins when a candidate receives a Letter of Acceptance.

  • There are no membership activities between Rush and issuance of acceptance letter;

  • MIP activities prior to and after Rush are prohibited; however, the school can require that prospective applicants fulfill or meet certain conditions prior to seeking membership;

  • 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 discovered that an individual participated in pledging activities once a member.

The Pre-Rush Checklist and Undergraduate Membership Application will assist with preparing for a Rush. Prospective applicants need to address any inquiries about the Membership Intake Process with the Graduate Advisor for that chapter.

 

Forms:

Pre-Rush Checklist 

Undergraduate Membership Application Forms - 2016

Undergraduate Legacy Application Forms 2016

General Information

By uniting individual efforts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has built a strong, cohesive organization that positively impacts the lives of families and communities. The Sorority's success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members.

Alpha Kappa Alpha seeks women who will promote, uphold, and extend its policies and programs. In return, the Sorority is a conduit through which individuals can grow and develop, personally and professionally, while simultaneously providing "Service to All Mankind."