National History

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated became America’s first Greek-letter organization established by African-American women. Alpha Kappa Alpha originated at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where Ethel Hedgeman Lyle held the vision for the sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha is engrained in helping others and professes to be of “Service to all Mankind”. The sorority mission is to inspire deep-rooted sisterhood, and an international agenda focused on promoting awareness and assistance.

Please visit the national website at to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 

Omicron Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is located in Central Region. Kathy Walker Steele is the current Central Regional Director. The Central Region includes chapters located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, the southeastern part of Missouri. 

Please visit the regional website at for more information.