Graduate Member Process
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 at www.aka1908.com 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.
Legacy Status A candidate who is the daughter, granddaughter, adopted daughter, stepdaughter or legal ward of an active or deceased member is considered a Legacy Candidate.
* For Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a legal ward is defined as one whose permanent care, control, and custody legally have been placed with a member of the Sorority by an appropriate court of law.
Graduate - The living family-member must have been active for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the presentation of recommendation for the Legacy Candidate. Graduate Legacy Candidates must meet all of the requirements for graduate membership.
The following is a list of documents and forms on the Corporate Office’s web site which will assist in the process. Graduate Legacy Application Guidelines, and Graduate Legacy Application (writeable PDF)