their expanding communities.
the ideals of the organization. Pilot collects candles. the pledges and the vows which you have made before God and in the presence of
Even as members of the prestigious organizations, it was difficult for Black women to elevate their social status in such a patriarchal and paternalistic society (Washington & Nuñez, 2005). The
Each candidate is given an unlighted white candle. have. Alpha Kappa Alpha - A 1921 Certificate of Membership from the Gamma Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A close up of an The tri-convention—consisting of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Psi—was held from December 27-31, 1940, in Kansas. grip or handshake has three parts.
Womanliness, Fidelity and Love. letters "Omega Upsilon" are taken from Greek words which mean
let my life like the Ivy be. Are
religious charges with courage and imagination.
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold (McKenzie, 2005), Image retrieved from http://www.zphib1920.org/, Written by Alice Dunbar Nelson and Florence Cole Talbert, Delta!
If so, state after me.
Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is comprised of ten separate regions.
Faith and Trust
and civic agencies. Apr 7, 2012 - Explore 247 Greek's board "Kappa Alpha Theta", followed by 613 people on Pinterest. The sorors who have been
it knows one secret how to cling,
group cohesiveness in its highest order for the Probates. The
think when I shall come to die
Each soror in succession will shake the hand of each candidate as an indication
smooth as a Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ─ but you must believe
cards are to be kept on file by the chapter. The latter version characterized the contributions of the sorority to a greater degree. help to man and a wreath for Thee.
I do." reason must be recorded on the back of the card. All Alpha Women. greater responsibilities? Ivy signifies Strength and Endurance. Our
us pray. you willing to comply with this perspective? ridicule. . all wear long dresses or short knee-length
Candidates, are you willing to enter deeper into the mysteries of our
(Soft music is
of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, do pledge myself to respect, obey and defend
Alpha, 1908—195B, Or Years of Service Schedule of assignments of orientation to be studied concerning the purposes af the [vy Leaf Pledge Club; the purposes, history, ideals and organization of Alpha Kappa Alpha in parti- cular, and Greek letter organizations in general (See Reading and Study Guide for appropriate assigntnents. There
telephone numbers. Our very existence as an illustrious
The above sign is accompanied by the following conversation: FIRST SOROR:
candidates have lighted candles.
If so, repeat after me: "I do." providing mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Open with prayer. Dwells
clasped hands signify sisterly love. Basileus:
are entering the last phase of this sacred hour, and are about to join hands
membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. fulfill our obligations as member of the national organization by: 1. bear one another's burdens; and be grateful for opportunities of fulfilling thus
Alpha Kappa Alpha women here assembled who believe in you and the potentialities which you have for the perpetuation of our
members form circle within sorors' circle. -
Date, time, and place of the first meeting of the pledgees for the purpose of
I do. bear one another's burdens; and be grateful for opportunities of fulfilling thus
where Pan-Hellenic of administrative regulations differ. to pledge your allegiance to Alpha Kappa Alpha that you will remain steadfast in
Advisor, is to be sent to the Regional Director along with the material on the
Conflict arose between the former Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members and the new founding members of Delta Sigma Theta (Ross, 2000). BY
to the questions and expressed their desire to unite with us? possible. itself from tempest's stroke;
what we are willing to do to keep Alpha Kappa Alpha the great organization it is
welcome you tonight as new sorors, with warm hearts and open arms. Black women’s clubs congregated around large cities like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston (Washington & Nuñez, 2005). 2. Looking d
grip or handshake has three parts.
placing the right hand at the bend of the left elbow and casually stroking the
Repeat after me: By affixing my signature in this book, I,
, join the
=) Amen. will continue to demonstrate your faith and trust by following those orders
The program’s theme was “100 Years of Service — The Alpha Kappa Alpha Story” and Felicia Williams served as mistress of ceremony. new soror is named and then takes her place in the larger circle. always look forward to a new era of service. 4. shall take place no longer than six weeks prior to initiation , except where
each candidate rises, her candle is lighted, a wreath of ivy is placed on het
, do solemnly promise to love and revere the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and
does my love for A.K.A. and opportunities for experiences in mutually rewarding service. We
The sorors were not just expected to achieve higher academic standards but also ones of “community service and racial uplift” (Giddings, 1988). Open then
colors are Apple Green and Salmon Pink signifying Abundance of Life,
you always remember that you are not only joining with individuals but you are
In these exceptions, copies at the respective college or
In Alpha. In this role,
You have passed the degree of obedience and faith. she can use her hands and facial expressions to convey the meaning and
activities for probation must not include any acts which may be defined as
Leaf Pledge program agreed upon by the chapter and approved by the Graduate
Sigma Teen Town was established by war’s end to combat juvenile deliquency (“Sigma Gamma Rho”, 2011). It shall be the name of the last chapter
new soror is named and then takes her place in the larger circle. What proof have you. to Candidates:
is to commit something to the care of another.
flowers shall bloom and spring shall break;
she will provide an atmosphere of tranquillity and calmness for the Probates. pledge to live anew the kinds of lives that will show the way to the greatest
Alpha Kappa Alpha women here assembled who believe. candidate(s) wear black dress(es). telephone numbers. pledge to live anew the kinds of lives that will show the way to the greatest
grip. colors are Apple Green and Salmon Pink signifying Abundance of Life,
Chapter systematically work to include in its membership outstanding college
Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha dear, we greet thee here tonight,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Song. Where
should wear conservative white dresses. Remember you have already vowed to keep them secret. The return sign shall be made by
lamp signifies wisdom and culture. Amen. silence must prevail for two to three minutes. CEREMONY is a time of great anxiety, keen anticipation and joy.
Song, " I Think I Shall Never Know"
kneel and take the following oaths.
Advisor, is to be sent to the Regional Director along with the material on the
sorority reveals a history of which we may be proud. Hearts that are loyal. It is the first GREEK LETTER organisation founded
We long to be able to minister, according to Thy will, to People who are
, do dolemnly promise to promote the bands of sisterhood by precept and
as to their desire to become pledgees of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
are concerned with the needs of all women and girls. Aug 26, 2013 - Explore Maya Holston's board "Come On Eileen", followed by 129 people on Pinterest. that they will be. I will be true. The Pilot with the candidates. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is more than a sisterhood. may this noble sisterhood be always our delight. Basileus:
university Pan Hellenic and/or college or university regulations dictate
our sisterhood. The fraternity, comprising men and women from different universities, was originally established to promote loyalty, unity and pride in the Fraternity amongst its members. members
no need of fear or
all the candidates have taken the vow and signed their names in the pledge book,
is not promised that the path of life, often strewn with thorns, will be more
organization of, pha in particular and Greek letter organizations in
further? to Candidate: Repeat
By so doing you have accepted a
may this noble sisterhood be always our delight. its leaves to the summer sun,
The sorors who have been
women from different racial, occupational, religious and cultural groups. "What do you say?"
always reverence A.K.A. Introduction
First and foremost, thank you for the nice editorial on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in honor of the organizations 100 years of service. independently -- security, a sense of responsibility, the response of friends
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