June 3, 1933
On June 3rd, 1933 at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, five beautiful and exquisite women had a vision to charter a chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Ruth Birch, Viola Goin, Mable James, Adele Jones, and Olive Manly desired to become a part of the utmost supreme and sincere sisterhood for African American college women and choose this institution because it was home of the leaders and best. Per the reason of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s founding, these five women wanted their college experience “as meaningful and as valuable as possible”
Beta Eta Chapter continues to provide service to all mankind as the 28th undergraduate chapter and the 8th chapter in the Great Lakes Region. She strives to set the high scholastic and ethical standard for young women on the campus of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor by demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and compassion.