First Sorority Established at Georgia Gwinnett College
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), an international service organization, has established a chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908, AKA is the first intercollegiate, historically African American sorority.
GGC’s chapter, Upsilon Xi, recently inducted 14 charter members from a variety of degree programs across the college.
"Joining Alpha Kappa Alpha gives me an opportunity to enrich myself through an empowering sisterhood committed to academic excellence, service and community," said inductee Ona Garrett, '24, business, who also serves as vice president of GGC’s Student Government Association. "It's presence at GGC will help foster unity and promote social responsibility while enriching the educational experience and cultivating future leaders."
"Fraternity and sorority life is a great way to enrich the student experience," said Dr. Roslyn Brown, AKA advisor and director of Career Services at GGC. "Students who are aware of Greek life and aspire to be a member of an organization often select their college based on the presence of Greek life on campus. Fraternities and sororities provide academic support and help young college students develop social and leadership skills."
Alpha Kappa Alpha follows the Phi Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, GGC’s first fraternity, which was chartered in 2022.