AKA Lambda Upsilon Sorors, 1985

AKA Lambda Upsilon Sorors, 1985
Courtesy MIT Museum

AKA Lambda Upsilon Sorors, 1985. Seated, left to right: Kim Brown, Renee Bovelle, Patrice Hornsby, and Traci Mundy. Second row, left to right: Michelle Harton, Chiquita White, Shaun Biggers, Tracey Keats, Jene Spears, Tara Adams, Karyn Kerr, and D'Juanna White. Third row, left to right: Linda Stephens, Natalie Lewis, Lynelle Granady, Elizabeth Johnson, Elicia Pegues, Elaine Levy, and Cheryl Finley.

AKA Lambda Upsilon Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 and is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.

The Lambda Upsilon Chapter of AKA was chartered on October 8, 1977 and was the first sorority on MIT's campus of any type. The inspiration for this Chapter was Mary Hope, then MIT Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, who felt that an effective group was needed through which Black women on predominantly White campuses could communicate and help each other. Lambda Upsilon's membership consists of students from MIT, Harvard University, and Wellesley College.

Timeline: 1980s
Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
Career: Community
Object: Photograph
Collection: Greek Life, Howard University, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Students, Technique Yearbook, Wellesley, Women