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Chair: Nakia Barker

Verlia Grice Davis-Hoggard

Theta Theta Omega
2020 HBCU Hidden Figure

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC – a historically black university. Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) remains a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha continues its focus on education with an emphasis on HBCUs.

HBCUs are a jewel in the cap of American higher education particularly among families of color. The contributions these schools make to the fabric of American life are indisputable.

HBCU 4 Life helps youth of color navigate the college journey. We explore self-knowledge, the HBCU experience, and college & career choice. Our student-centered workshops are in partnership with high schools across Clark County School District.

Shaping the future

HBCUs enroll upwards of 370,000 students and graduate a significant share of all African Americans receiving degrees. Black colleges and universities contribute to the continuing rise of black intellectuals, professionals, and creative artists throughout American society.


There are 107 HBCUs in the U.S.


Cheney University of Pennsylvania was the first HBCU


More than half of all African American professionals graduated from an HBCU

or Universities

Almost half of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus attended an HBCU