Requirements for Membership Consideration

  • Have a cumulative and current GPA of C+ average
  • Be a full time student during the present and prior term
  • Must have creditably completed at least one grading period as a full-time student at the institution affiliation with the chapter, immediately preceding submission of application; "creditably completed is synonymous to earned full-time hours (12+ hours) for Fall session
  • Bring an official sealed transcript, embossed with university seal or have mailed Mary Callaham, Graduate Advisor, at P.O. Box 1467, Aiken, SC 29802; must have mailed in time to arrive prior to the Rush
  • Bring an official letter from the college/university registrar that confirms your full-time status as a student
  • Bring a Letter of Interest
  • Bring two Letters of Reference
  • Bring completed Undergraduate Membership Interest Application
  • Bring one or more completed Evidence of Community/Campus Involvement Forms
  • Contact Mary Callaham, Graduate Advisor, at (803) 663-1010 or (803) 439-1591 for Undergraduate Membership Interest Application, Legacy Information, Evidence of Community/Campus Involvement Forms, Applicant's Pre-Rush Instructions Checklist and General Information for the Collegian brochure
  • Do not submit resumes or photographs
  • Attend Formal Rush
  • USC Aiken NPHC Eligibility Release Form must be completed and signed

The University of South Carolina Aiken prohibits any form of hazing. No organization, registered or otherwise, officially or in fact, may participate in the activity of hazing. Hazing is defined as any action or situation created by individuals, clubs and organizations, on or off campus, that could cause or has the potential to result in harassment, emotional or physical abuse of harm, embarrassment, anxiety, ridicule, or the violation of an University rule, no matter how good the end result or intent.

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha 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. Hazing does not represent the values of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and will not be tolerated.


Breyana Nesbitt, President
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