Standing (left to right): Paula Martin, Karen Francois, Delores Jones; Seated: Zoe Shaw, Avie Winston, Sandra Johnson, Linda Banks; Back: Gwen Cunningham, Maggie Lewis
"Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek letter sorority in America to be established by black women. It was organized at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 1908. Presently, it has more than 600,000 members, with graduate chapters in 36 of the 50 states, Liberia, West Africa, and the Bahamas.
"Alpha Kappa Alpha is a social-service organization seeking to help all mankind. Its basic activities are centered in the areas of Health, Scholarships, Guidance and Social Action. The colors signifying an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman are Salmon Pink, and Apple Green; their flower, Tea Rose.
"The sisters of Theta Phi were chartered on Virginia Tech's campus on May 4, 1974. They have found a rewarding way to express individualism, have fun and help others at the same time.
"Theta Phi's motto is Love, Strength, and Blackness which reflects their feelings for their sisterhood. Alpha Kappa Alpha women greet you!"
1975 Bugle, page 334
Linda Banks, Rita Cochran, Pearline Cooke, Gwen Cunningham, Joyce Delane, Karen Francois, Sharon Hunter, Daphyne Saunders, Zoe Shaw, Avis Winston
Sheryl Hardy, Peggy Hopkins, Sharon Hunter, Benita Moreland, Debbie Payton, Emily Roberts, Toni Savage, Zoe Shaw, Gail White, Joy Wilson
Front Row: H. Baynham, S. Brickhouse, F. Jackson, V. Turner, P. Poindexter, S. Terrell, A. James. Back Row: H. Ford, J. Yongue, M. Felder, T. Walker, V. Tisdale, A. Haskins, L. Foxx.
"Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority cultivates and encourages scholastic and ethical standards, promotes unity and friendship among college women, alleviates problems concerning girls and women, maintains a progressive interest in college life, and serves all mankind. The sorority's commitments to service is implemented through the chapter programs. The Theta Phi Chapter of V.P.I. & S.U. continues this tradition by dedicating itself to the standards and to productivity."
1981 Bugle, page 294