SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 43
(By Senators Unger, Foster, Edgell, Plymale, Klempa, Stollings and Kessler (Acting President))
Recognizing the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for its dedicated public service.
Whereas, The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek–letter organization established in America by African American college-educated women; and
Whereas, The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, founded in 1908 by nine students of Howard University in Washington, D.C., has escalated its membership to over 200,000 on the campus of over 400 institutions of higher learning in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa; and
Whereas, As the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has grown, it has kept in balance two very important themes: the importance of the individual and strength of an organization of women of courage and ability; and
Whereas, Since its founding over a century ago, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s mission has been 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; and
Whereas, The 2010-2014 Administration of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has built meaningful relationships with the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Kidney Fund, the National Institute of Health, Heifer International and the American Cancer Society, to help achieve the national program initiatives; and
Whereas, The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s national initiatives include emerging young leaders, encouraging healthy life-styles, fighting global poverty, promoting economic security, emphasizing social justice and human rights and providing advanced leadership training to all of its members; and
Whereas, The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is shining example of what can be accomplished through teamwork, dedication and spirit, and its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for its dedicated public service; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.