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Alpha Kappa Alpha First Sorority at MIT

In the “Highlights of FILG History” printed in Friday’s Tech, you list Alpha Phi Sorority as being the “first sorority established” at MIT in 1984. This information is incorrect.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Upsilon chapter was and is the first sorority chartered at MIT. We were chartered at MIT on October 8, 1977. In fact, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year.

This is a common mistake that many people at MIT make. Alpha Phi Sorority, was however, the first National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority at MIT. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is not a part of the NPC, but the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). We are currently working with the David Rogers, the Assistant Dean of FSILGs to establish an MIT NPHC Chapter.

S. Elizabeth Burr ’03