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About Us



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind".

Zeta Iota Omega Chapter

Zeta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on May 1, 1954 in Brunswick, Georgia. Soror A. Catherine Johnson, South Atlantic Regional Director declared the following Sorors as charter members: Creola Belton, Minnie Butts, Countess Cox, Mary Jaudon, Charlie M. Kelly Knight, Delores Livingston, Paula McNeely, Edna Rayford, Rosa Waye, and Josephine F. Wilkes.


History seldom, if ever, reveals all. It is impossible to include all the love, respect, devotion, gratitude, joy, and challenging frustration that striving for Alpha Kappa Alpha by affiliation with Zeta Iota Omega Chapter has evoked during the past 70 years. However, “through it all” the chapter has survived, grown stronger and continues to be cherished by the members who savor the precious moments of our sisterhood. A closer look at ZIO’s history is chronicled in the spiral bound book A Legacy of Sisterhood and Timeless Service in the Golden Isles.

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