Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee
President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Eta Psi Omega Chapter
Nassau, The Bahamas
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. It has a membership of 300,000 members worldwide. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, its mission 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 their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind".
The local chapter, Eta Psi Omega, was Chartered in 1963. It was the first Greek-lettered Organization in The Bahamas. It has provided thousands of “woman-hours” of service partnering with other organizations such as the Bahamas Red Cross and the Stapledon School.
Its signature scholarship program “Honours Day” has presented female high school students with over $400,000 in scholarships toward tertiary education. The chapter’s mentorship program Girls Emerging & Maturing into Society (GEMS) has positivity impacted the lives of over 200 teen girls with college readiness initiatives, classroom to work preparations, and personal growth and life enrichment skills. It is led by President Ida Poitier-Turnquest.
National Signature Program
College Admission Process
Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue its focus on education with an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Chapters will promote and market Historically Black Colleges and Universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure. Activities will include researching and publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs.
Recognizing that HBCU funding is one of the primary obstacles that threaten the long-term growth and survival of HBCUs, members will be encouraged to financially support HBCUs. Alpha Kappa Alpha will implement an AKA HBCU Endowment Initiative in partnership with EAF, in which an endowed scholarship will be established at each accredited four-year HBCU. The goal is to stamp the Alpha Kappa Alpha brand of financial support on each HBCU campus to help students remain in school, complete their course of study, and receive their college degrees.
Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAP.
#CAP is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results. Through #CAP, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive, and fulfilling lives.