Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
The first sorority for African-American women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA), was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University. Over the years, membership has prospered from the original 20 founders to more than 320,000. Service, scholarship, and sisterhood are the pillars that AKA was built upon. They continue to be the fundamental structures that inspire its members to give of themselves to help others to thrive.
Diversity is also a strong asset of the organization. The sorority is composed of more than 320,000 initiated members in graduate and undergraduate chapters located in 12 countries, including the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Nigeria, South Korea, South Africa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The International President & CEO is Danette Anthony Reed of Dallas, Texas.
Although members hail from a wide variety of races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds, they proudly and passionately relish in the bond of the AKA Sisterhood.
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Far Western Region
The Fantastic Far Western Region is a conglomerate of nine states in the western U.S.:
Together, they are home to almost 100 graduate and undergraduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, under the leadership of Shelby D. Boagni, the 26th Far Western Regional Director.
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Tau Beta Omega Chapter
Our success as a chapter can be attributed to countless qualities. Our members are extremely diverse in backgrounds, talents, and professions. This is especially useful in the varied cultures and needs of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our "boutique" size allows us to fortify the bonds of sisterhood because members consistently build connections through community outreach activities and personal events. Tau Beta Omega is a dynamic, fun, and formidable group of women committed to service and each other. For more than 31 years, our chapter has worked to leave communities better than we found them.