What do I need to do to reactivate my membership if I’ve been inactive for one or more years?
Complete the 2010 Graduate Chapter Reactivation Form & the Transfer Verification Form. Include your current name, address, chapter of initiation and date, last chapter with which you were active, all previous names used and financial card number (if available). Once your membership is reactivated, you will receive a financial card, Ivy Leaf magazine and announcements about the Boule, Leadership Seminar and other events.

Graduate Chapter Reactivation Form– complete and submit to the chapter with which you wish to affiliate plus a money order/certified check for reactivation/reinstatement fees, chapter dues, fees and assessments, as applicable.

How much will it cost to reinstate/reactivate my membership?
You will need to pay: reinstatement fees and the Corporate Office Improvement Project (COIP) assessment, if applicable. Corporate assessments include Education Advancement Foundation (EAF) dues and the cost of the current Constitution and Bylaws and Manual of Standard Procedure. If you’re reactivating with a chapter, you will also need to pay dues and assessments (which vary by chapter).

What is a Transfer Verification Form?
It’s an official Sorority form which documents that a Soror has met all financial obligations to her former chapter and the Boule. Before transferring membership from one chapter to another, you must obtain clearance from the former chapter. Before transferring your status as a General Member to chapter member, you must obtain clearance from the Corporate Office. No chapter can accept a Soror into active membership before receiving the Transfer Verification Form. Transfer Verification Form

1. What is the Corporate Office Improvement Project (COIP) assessment?
It is a fee that goes into an endowment fund which pays for building maintenance of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Corporate Office. Delegates to the 1990 Boule (Richmond, VA) voted in favor of adding an additional floor and storage space to the Corporate Office building. The Building and Properties Committee developed a fund-raising plan, which included a building assessment fee to pay for this addition. Delegates to the 1992 Boule (New Orleans, LA) ratified the establishment of an endowment fund to pay for building maintenance. Effective January 1, 1994, the one-time COIP assessment must be paid in order for you to be financially active.

2. Is anyone exempt from the COIP assessment?
Golden Sorors initiated prior to July 31, 1943, do not have to pay this assessment.

3. How do I know or find out if I paid the COIP assessment?
If you were initiated after July 1992, the COIP assessment was included in your initiation fees. If you were initiated before July 1992 or were a Golden Soror as of July 31, 1993 and active after July 1, 1994, contact the Corporate Office (Attention: Membership) if you need to verify payment was made.


By uniting individual efforts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has built a strong, cohesive organization that positively impacts the lives of families and communities. The Sorority’s success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members.

Alpha Kappa Alpha seeks women who will promote and extend its policies and programs. In return, the Sorority is a conduit through which individuals can grow and develop, personally and professionally, while simultaneously providing “Service to All Mankind.”

Membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is generally classified as undergraduate or graduate. In both classifications:
• Prospective members must have high ethical and moral standards;
• Membership can only be obtained by completing the Sorority’s official Membership Intake Process (MIP);
• Interested candidates should not participate in demeaning, degrading or unkind acts. Should members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ask you to perform tasks or participate in activities other than those outlined in our MIP, they are in violation of the Sorority’s policies and practices and do not represent the values of the organization. This behavior will not be tolerated.

Membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will not be extended to:
• An individual who knowingly participates in activities outside of the official Membership Intake Process;
• An individual who knowingly participates in activities which are demeaning, degrading or demoralizing;
• An individual who knowingly submits falsified documents or credentials.


• Completion of at least a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative average of at least C+ or a graduate degree from an accredited senior college/university;
• Motivation and ability to promote and extend the policies and programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Process

The Sorority’s official graduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) is by invitation only through one of our local graduate chapters and may not be solicited. Chapters host public events, such as forums, cultural presentations and social activities, which you may wish to attend in order to become acquainted with Sorority members and their community service activities in your area. The Chapter Locator section of this site provides chapter names and contacts in your community.

The MIP begins with an Official Letter of Invitation, on chapter stationery, signed by the local graduate chapter president AND membership chair. THERE WILL BE NO MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION. Participation in MIP activities in the name of the Sorority prior to receipt of this official letter is prohibited. There is neither pledging nor a Rush.

Candidacy is also contingent upon approval of the required materials submitted by the prospective candidate.

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