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Why Do Akas Use Frogs?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 21, 2022

Within the organization of Alpha Kappa Alpha it’s not traditional that members collect animals of any kind. The organization is represented by the ivy leaf and pearls only. Now some members do collect “frogs” which symbolize that the organization was growing in leaps and reaching new bounds.

Why do Aka’s skee wee?

Oh, and if you don’t know, “Skee-Wee” is the sound that other AKA’s make to greet each other or just let other people know that we are in the house. It’s really high-pitched and has been known to break glass.

What is the skee wee sound?

+ Follow. Scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning, I learned that the “skee wee” sound, a high pitched squeal used by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to promote its organization and as a greeting among its members, became a registered trademark this week.

What sorority was Beyonce in?

Beyonce Delta Kappa Sorority,inc.

What does Ivy symbolize to AKA?

This is the official symbol/plant of AKA. A three-leafed plant, the Ivy represents strength, endurance, and vitality for members. Safeguarding the brand is something that members of AKA are taught upon their entrance into the organization.

Why did Delta split from AKA?

In 1912, they voted to change the Alpha Kappa Alpha name to Delta Sigma Theta. This new name was to reflect the group’s desire to change the direction of the group towards social activism and greater public service; rather than continue to focus on social activities.

What does the AKA mirror mean?

The Mirror

We look into a mirror not to look upon our vanity, but because when we look to a mirror in our reflection we seek to see all the virtues that represent a lady of AKA. The Pearl Necklace represent our foundation, our founders and incorporates because without them, we would not exist.

Why are AKA colors pink and green?

The planning team of nine worked diligently to select a name and colors, draft a constitution, develop a motto, and identify an official symbol. Beulah Burke, who had studied Greek and classic symbolism, suggested the name Alpha Kappa Alpha and recommended that the colors be salmon pink and apple green.

How does a Kappa greet an AKA?

At a Chapter Meeting, the main greeting would be the following: “To Madam Basileus, to our Former Basilei, and all others who serve Alpha Kappa Alpha — Good Morning Sorors…” This greeting, or other appropriate wording, is stated only by the first speaker of the event.

What does Lyle love mean?

& Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. have developed a tradition for their members to reference their association to each other as Lyle Love. This identification is a derivative from a romantic, high-school sweetheart relationship developed in the early 1900’s between George Lyle & Ethel Hedgeman.

What sorority is Oprah Winfrey in?

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

What sorority was Kourtney Kardashian in?

After two years, she then transferred to the University of Arizona, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts along with a minor in Spanish. Nicole Richie and Luke Walton were among her classmates in Arizona. While attending U of A, Kourtney joined the sorority Alpha Phi.

What GPA do I need to be an AKA?

Undergraduates wishing to join Alpha Kappa Alpha must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the semester in which application is made. The student also must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

How much does it cost to become a life member of AKA?

This form is to be accompanied by $750.00, $550.00 or $100.00 in the form of a chapter check, certified cashier’s check, or money order. Make check payable to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Further Life Membership information can be found in the Constitution and Bylaws, Article IV, Section 9.

What is the animal for AKA sorority?

While, it has been stated that AKA officially recognizes the ivy as an official emblem, did you know that some AKAs collect frogs, mice, and rabbits? Supposedly the frogs are to represent that their organization grows in leaps and bounds.

What is the official flower of AKA?

While, it has been stated that AKA officially recognizes the ivy as an official emblem, did you know that some AKAs collect frogs, mice, and rabbits? Supposedly the frogs are to represent that their organization grows in leaps and bounds.

References:

  1. https://iamsherrelle.com/skee-wee-my-sorors/
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/akas-skee-wee-sound-now-registered-trademark-shontavia-johnson-esq-
  3. https://mobile.twitter.com/bdknationalsinc
  4. https://humanities.wustl.edu/news/not-be-one-accord-ivy-leaf-footwear-and-mobility-alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-incorporated
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  12. https://www.theclassroom.com/how-to-pledge-for-the-alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-12502046.html
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  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Kappa_Alpha

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