Cheyney University Alpha Kappa Alpha

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Youtube Channel, Jamilah Phillips, posts the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc FA’19 line at Cheyney University. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc also known as (AKA) is the first historically African American Greek-lettered sorority. It was founded in 1908 at HBCU, Howard University, by a group of sixteen students. The sorority was officially incorporated in 1913. The sisterhood broke various barriers for African-American women during a time when they were rarely offered opportunities and were constantly looked upon as inferior.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a historically black college located in Cheyney, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1837 and is the nation’s oldest HBCU. It wasn’t until 1914, when the university was allowed to award degrees. The Cheyney Wolves, wearing royal blue and white, were former members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in NCAA Division II until just two years ago. In order to maintain financial sustainability and strengthen academics, the university decided to withdraw from the conference and become independent. However, the men and women basketball programs are still remembered today from their past historical wins. In 1978, the men’s basketball team won the NCAA Division II Championship. Back in 2009, the university became the first to hire a brother and sister for the men and women basketball coaches.

Cheyney’s Greek-letter organizations consist of various programs to promote cultural and social growth through Inter-Greek fellowship. The campus currently has active chapters for all Divine Nine organizations and is open to male and female students after their first year of attendance.

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