The Mu Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting their AKA week March 20-25 on the University of West Alabama’s campus.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is the first national black sorority. The Mu Eta chapter was chartered in 1978. AKA believes in cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards. AKA is also the only sorority that has operated in programs such as Cleveland Jobs Corps Center, one of its most important programs. In addition, they also donate to organizations like the NAACP and UNCF. The most unique thing about AKA Sorority, is they give and never expect to receive, and many members have achieved excellence by having this mindset.

Each sorority has its own week in which they host different events on campus. AKA week is about implementing their programs about community service around campus. Every spring AKA sets aside a week in which each day focuses on something such as recycling, collecting items for those in need, mentoring, cleaning up, or replenishing a community or particular area.

This year’s goal for AKA week is to present a seminar on financial obligations and their importance, to encourage other students to recycle reusable materials, show the importance of women empowerment, and to adopt a playground and replenish it. Their overall goal is to give back to the community and to be leaders in the community.

The weeks dedicated to sororities and fraternities can be filled with fun, but they can also mean a great deal to those involved with those fraternities and sororities. Adriana Stanton, President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, enjoys AKA Week because of the positive things it enforces. “I strive to always promote service. I grew up around women of AKA, and I’ve always understood its purpose. My mom taught me the value of service, and I deeply enjoy giving back to the community. It always makes me happy and excited. AKA week is always my favorite because we are constantly giving to others and that means so much to me.”

Events for AKA Week are as follows:

Monday March 20
Pink Reality (Reality Check)
SUB Conference Center 7:08 PM

Tuesday March 21
Pink Tube Stroll-Off
Admission: Canned Goods
Wallace Hall Auditorium 6:30 PM | Cash Prize

Wednesday March 22
Recykle Haul (Recycling Project)
Wallace Hall Auditorium 7:08 PM

Thursday March 23
Talk Pink
Girls Night: Wear PJ’s
Gilbert Seminar B 7:08 PM

Friday March 24
Paint the Kommunity Pink
(Community Service) Closed Event

For more information, one can contact the chapter’s president, Adriana Stanton at stantona8249@uwa.edu.

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