In the book the story of kappa alpha psi by william l. We have created helpful information for pledging kappa alpha psi. The two howard students who allege that their human rights were violated when they didnt get into the alpha kappa alpha sorority have been treated pretty roughly around the web since i. Alpha kappa alpha has established itself as a dynamic group which initiates new movements and new programs. Thomas dixons dedication to his kappa alpha brothers in his book the man in gray. Club must involve this pledging ceremony and this pledging ceremony is a part of induction int full membership alpha kappa alpha sorority. After fielding many questions about the subject of this book, it was decided to make a roadmap to help you be successful on your pledging journey. We feel that these pictures honor nphc history and give you a good look into the past.
Membership is offered in undergraduate and graduate classifications and can be obtained only. White, supreme basileus of alpha kappa alpha, in a letter dated sept. It all started 4 years ago when i was a senior in high school. A brief history of the brutal and bizarre world of. Alpha kappa alpha sorority suspended at pitt after 12 claims. Mar 01, 2018 mitch albom writes new book to raise money for covid19 relief. A brief history of the brutal and bizarre world of fraternity hazing. This message exposes the truth about the rituals of the initial. Dec 05, 2010 this is an intro video which will begin a series about my experiences during my time as a member of alpha kappa alpha sorority, inc. Aka is the abbreviation used for the alpha kappa alpha sorority as you will often hear the organization referred to as aka sorority only. This book called secrets to pledge a black sorority will help you with obtaining membership into alpha kappa alpha. The complaint filed tuesday claims 20yearold jordan hankins took her own life in 2017 because of hazing that occurred while she pledged the alpha kappa alpha. Alpha kappa alpha is a part of the national panhellenic council nphc with 8 other.
To cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help. There are 983 chapters and more than 265,000 members worldwide. A dozen alpha kappa alpha pledges at the university of pittsburgh notified police this week about a possible hazing incident within the chapter, officials said. Why i denounced my membership in alpha kappa alpha sorority. The unauthorized history book of alpha kappa alpha famous sorority members. Not only is it not the idea of alpha phi alpha to have brothers think less of other fraternities, but we urge all to honor and take more pride in them. In facing this actual menace to the good fellowship which should prevail, particularly among all educated men, alpha phi alpha has only to emphasize the unselfishness for which it already stands. Cultural awareness and social advocacy marked alpha kappa alphas infancy, but within one year 1914 of acquiring corporate status, aka had also made its mark on education, establishing a scholarship award. During the 110year history of alpha kappa alpha sorority, incorporated, we have partnered with our local communities, regional, and national organizations to solve problems as well as provide programs of service at home and abroad.
It is the first greek letter organisation founded at howard university, washington, d. In preparations for all their meetings and their initiation process, the altar of kappa alpha psi, which is the sacred delphic shrine, shall be placed in the center of the room and covered with a crimson and cream coverlet p. Hazing has been prohibited in alpha kappa alpha sorority since the. Dec 07, 2016 this book is not worth the cost for any greek or non greek thats trying to learn more about kappa alpha psi fraternity inc or any other fraternity they may have a book about. I became obsessed with alpha kappa alpha and began studying up on. Brother gordon, as a 1987 initiate of the alpha phi chapter of kappa alpha psi, it is an honor to read your history and the legacy of our noble klan, our noble chapter, our noble fraternity through your words. Buy the everything to know about alpha kappa alpha pledge book here buy the secrets to pledge a black sorority book here. Upon the table are two candleholders with pink and green candles and a pledge book before a centerpiece of tea roses andor a pot of ivy. The pi kappa alpha pledge manual louis b quinto on. Tavis smiley is a member of kappa alpha psi, as is congressman john conyers jr. They couldnt look at any kappas and were required to keep their heads down.
Pitt suspends alpha kappa alpha sorority while police. Alpha kappa alpha is a greeklettered sorority, the first established by africanamerican college women. Unauthorized posting of alpha kappa alpha sorority ritual. In 1988, kappa alpha psi was suspended for one year for caning a student into unconsciousness, said art wallhausen, assistant to the universitys president, and it. You may recall we suspended the local chapter more than two years ago over minor pledging infractions, said linda m. We at have scoured the internet and found 10 rare pictures of undergrads pledging kappa alpha psi back in the day. Jul1107 michael davis died in february of 1994 after being beaten to death while pledging for kappa alpha psi fraternity at southeast missouri state university. The book shows you and help you go about doing just that. A serious matter alpha kappa alpha and the idolatry of.
Alpha kappa alpha, black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of black sororities whaley, deborah elizabeth on. For example, the kappa alpha psi chapter at kent state university was suspended in 20 for three years as the result of hazing activities that violated kent state rules and kappa alpha psis pledging ban. Pitt suspends alpha kappa alpha sorority while police probe. Buy the kappa alpha psi secrets book here buy the everything you want to know about pledging a black fraternity book here. Kappa alpha order ka, commonly known as kappa alpha or simply ka, is a social fraternity. Mar 06, 20 the two howard students who allege that their human rights were violated when they didnt get into the alpha kappa alpha sorority have been treated pretty roughly around the web since i wrote. All the women i looked up to my grandmother, my aunt, friends were akas. Buy black greek books here buy the alpha kappa alpha secrets book here buy the everything to know about alpha kappa alpha pledge book here buy the secrets to pledge a black sorority book here. Fatal beating fuels concern about hazing on campuses the. We werent supposed to get down with all this, which is why i left the line. How to pledge for the alpha kappa alpha sorority the. This book assumes that you know nothing about black sorority life. Buy the dst secrets book here buy the secrets to pledge a black sorority book here. Alpha kappa alpha initiation ritual stichting argus.
Alpha kappa alpha sorority hazing blamed for northwestern. Pitt suspends alpha kappa alpha sorority while police probe hazing allegations. The most challenging part was trying to do all that was required of a pledge. I will hold nothing back, and i will try to be as honest as i. A cornerstone of the sororitys risk management policy is the prohibition of hazing. Hazing at howard sorority alpha kappa alpha was dehumanizing. Secrets to pledge a black sorority and millions of other books are available for.
Jul 04, 2017 once i made the decision to denounce my membership in alpha kappa alpha sorority inc, not half way but completelyi mailed back their pin with a letter of decision to leave the sorority. Inside the house, the dean of pledges, a 6foot tall, 245pound man the. Introduction into membership of the ivy leaf pledge club must involve this pledging ceremony and this pledging ceremony is a part of induction into full membership in alpha kappa alpha sorority. Introduction into membership of the ivy leaf pledge. About this little book and why it will help you a respectable quick reference. Alpha kappa alpha sorority is more than a sisterhood. Alpha kappa alpha idolatry and deception renouncing aka greetings, i want to start out by saying that i love each of you, however i am renouncing my membership and any activities affiliated with aka. Jan 09, 2012 people wonder why you have laws against hazing. Alpha kappa alpha membership qualifications should be universal as their national headquarters establish guidelines and acceptance rules for the organization in order to prevent alpha kappa alpha hazing but you will find out with the little collectible secret alpha kappa alpha book that membership really depends on the sorority members of that.
The programming was a prelude to the thousands of pioneering and enduring initiatives that eventually defined the alpha kappa alpha brand. Epsilon nu omega chapter of alpha kappa alpha, sorority inc. In 1908, alpha kappa alpha sorority became americas first greekletter organization established by black college. A dozen pledges spoke with investigators about possible hazing at a university of pittsburgh sorority. This is a little compact size book created for easy use and quick put away so you can keep your discretion.
Page 39 of the ritual book to thee o alpha kappa alpha. Before you speak to any member or let anyone know your true intentions you must own this little book. I became obsessed with alpha kappa alpha and began studying up on it. A continuation of the moment of truth from the out from among them ministry. I saw them doing volunteer work and staying pretty at the same time and i admired that. Please note, we recently enforced our rights against a major u. The pledge ceremony follows voting on candidates, signing of affirmation cards, approval of regional director, and acceptance by the candidate of an official written invitation to affiliate with the pledge club. The pledge ceremony follows voting on candidates, signing of affirmation cards, approval of regional director, and acceptance by the candidate of an official written invitation to affiliate with the pledge. Jan 24, 2014 from 1965 to 1995, alpha kappa alpha oversaw the operation of the cleveland job corps. She is a new member of chi omega, but as a freshman she began the intake process for alpha kappa alpha, one of the oncampus chapters of the african. All candidates are then conducted by the sentinel soft music is p the candidates stand in a semicircle around the table facing the basileus. Alpha kappa alpha, here are some of the songspledges of this sorority. Despite such rules, there is a chance that hazing may still occur. This book assumes that you know nothing about black sorority life and alpha kappa alpha.1510 1103 136 1256 403 835 194 732 1435 652 881 904 924 1507 166 667 1239 709 921 258 130 450 1112 1166 983 2 677 883 448 266 107 300 249 1271