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We Welcome Our Pearls Back Home


We are a legacy of sisterhood and service and welcome you back with open arms.  If you need additional assistance, please contact our chapter president, or the Mid-Western Regional Director, or contact the Alpha Kappa Alpha corporate office.

Below are a few frequently asked reactivation questions.  


What do I need to do to reactivate my membership if I've been inactive for one or more years?

Please complete the an appropriate form below. Include your current name, address, chapter affiliation, date, and 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 upcoming events. 

Graduate Chapter Reactivation Form - complete and submit to the chapter with which you wish to affiliate plus money order/certified check for reactivation/reinstatement fees, chapter dues fees and assessments (if applicable).  T

General Member Reactivation Form- complete and submit to Corporate Office plus money order/certified check for reactivation/reinstatement fees, per capita, fees and assessments (if applicable).  This form can be obtained from  the members only section of the Alpha Kappa Alpha international website

The aforementioned forms are only to be used if you have been inactive one or more years.


What is a Transfer Verification Form?

The transfer verification form is an official Sorority form which documents that an inactive member has met all financial obligations to her former chapter and the Boule. Before transferring members from one chapter to another, you must obtain clearance from the former chapter.  Before transferring your status as a General member to a chapter member, you must obtain clearance from Corporate Office. No chapter can accept an inactive member into active membership before receiving the completed Transfer Verification Form. 


What is an Online Transfer Verification Form?

If you were inactive since before last year and do NOT owe a debt to a former chapter, AKA has implemented an Online Transfer Verification Process (OTVP) that chapters are now using.  If the chapter reported that there is not a debt or discrepancy with your record via the OTVP, you will be able to reactivate your membership without a physical transfer form. Please use one the other reactivation forms above.


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 are reactivating with a chapter, you will also need to pay dues and assessments (which vary by chapter).


What is the Corporate Office Improvement Project (COIP) assessment?

COIP is a fee that supports and endowment fund, ratified during the 1992 Boule, which pays for building maintenance of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Corporate Office.  The Building and Properties Committee developed a fundraising plan which included a building assessment fee to pay for the additional floor and storage space. Since January 1, 1994, the one-time COIP assessment must be paid by all financially active members. 


Is anyone exempt from the COIP assessment?

Members initiated July 31, 1943 and earlier, do not have to pay the COIP assessment. 


How do I know or find out if I already 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 member 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.

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