For those of you who may not be very well versed in the language of sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first all-Black sorority to be established at Bridgewater State University. The sorority was founded in 1908 at Howard University, a historically Black institution in Washington, D.C.
I came across the sorority at an event that was dedicated to introducing each sorority chapter that can be found here on campus. One thing that I recall really standing out to me was their style; green and pink hues touched everything that their name graced.
The sisters were extremely lovely and helpful when explaining to us the importance of having a sisterhood. They made an impact so huge that my friends and I started to attend their other events, one of them being a study hall. Education is extremely important to A.K.A., among many other topics, so the study hall really illustrated what this sorority is all about and how committed they are to making sure that it shows in their actions.
What has this sorority been up to recently, you may be wondering? Well, on November 3rd, A.K.A. had an event specifically to introduce three of their new sisters. Sisters from other sororities on campus and A.K.A. brothers from other universities rose to the occasion and helped to introduce the new members. While on stage, the three new sisters started to sing and dance about A.K.A., which was a treat for us all. After they gave the audience a show and provided them with information regarding their sisterhood, the three ladies started to shine a spotlight on their fellow sisters by singing about each one of them. In the end, they finally got to formally meet with and be welcomed into their new family; which was, of course, with open arms.
In retrospect, the event was incredibly entertaining and educational on what it means to be apart of the A.K.A. sisterhood. Once all was said and done, I found myself thinking, “Hey, I think I want to join.”