Alpha Kappa Alpha
was founded January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington,
DC. Led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, sixteen college students established the first
Sorority by African-American women.
Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha has over 100,000 members worldwide, who continue to
serve their communities through Education, Health, the Black Family, Economic
Empowerment, and the Arts.
Rho Theta Omega Chapter
History The Rho Theta Omega Chapter was founded on May 22, 1988 in Philadelphia, PA.
The 100th chapter established in the Notable North Atlantic Region, Rho Theta
Omega serves the Greater Philadelphia & community through direct volunteer
service, and financial contributions.
A graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the 300-plus members of Rho Theta Omega
Chapter donate thousands of volunteer hours each year to the community they
The Ivy Legacy Foundation, Rho Theta Omega chapter's charitable arm, hosts
Philly's Men Are Cookin' (PMAC). In its 18th year, this premier celebration of
taste draws more than 1,000 Philadelphia area residents each year to taste
delectable treats, while helping support the contributions The Ivy Legacy
Foundation makes to youth scholars and other worthy causes. To learn more about
The Ivy Legacy Foundation, or Philly's Men Are Cookin', visit