According to its history, Phi Beta Sigma received an invitation to merge with Kappa Alpha Psi. Described in the Sigma's history as an "rather unusual bid, " the invitation came from Elder Watson Diggs, founder of Kappa. The letter was dated December 11, 1915, and was typed on official stationery with Diggs listed as Polemarch. After careful consideration, Sigma's General Board turned down the offer. President A. Langston Taylor of Phi Beta Sigma made that point clear in a "graceful" reply to the Diggs on December 18, 1915.(RSM)
However, none of this in mention in Kappa's history book...
You have posted some good question I will attempt to answer your question about the APhi AKA Connection
Here is an article you might want to read
The Ties that Bind:
George Lyle and Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Frat and Soror, Husband and Wife
by Skip Mason
What is the true relationship between Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority other than the fact that they were the first? Is it mere coincidence or divine intervention. Journey back to the campus of Howard University in the fall of 1907, when Cornell University student and Alpha initiate Eugene Kinckle Jones arrived on the campus of Howard University to establish the second chapter of the very young fraternity known as Alpha Phi Alpha at the request of the mother chapter Alpha. Contacts had been made and preliminary work had already been done through the assistance of the school's dean, Kelly Miller, who assisted Jones in selecting the nineteen young men who subsequently became charter members of the chapter known as Beta. Included in that sixteen was George A. Lyle, a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a junior. Lyle's girlfriend Ethel Hedgeman was also a native of St. Louis. They both had graduated from Sumner High School in 1904, where they were sweethearts even then. Upon arrival at Howard in the fall of 1905, both Lyle and Hedgeman were very active on the campus and was one of the more popular couples.
George and these eighteen other men were initiated into the fraternity in Dec. 20 1907 certainly much to the delight of Ethel. This solidified her move to forge ahead with the sorority idea. The obvious fact is that Hedgeman was keenly aware of George's participation in the new fraternity. AKA Founder Margaret Flagg said" Because of Lyle and his connection with Alpha Phi Alpha, Ethel conceived the idea of the sorority." Not only was she aware of this new movement in brotherhood and sisterhood, she was inspired. According to the Marjorie Parker in the book "In the Eye of the Beholder," Hedgeman had returned to Howard inspired to organize a sorority. With her insight and vision Hedgeman approached her friend Lucy Slowe with the idea of establishing a similar group for women. Hedgeman and her nine friends engaged in research of the sorority idea, ascertained interest from other female students in the Liberal Arts College and submitted a proposal and constitution the Howard University Board of Trustees for the privilege to establish a sorority, the first in the school's history. They met on January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was born. The establishment had also come with tremendous support from two teachers at Howard, namely Ethel Robinson and Elizabeth Cook. In the meantime, George and his new brothers experienced the growing pains of laying the foundation for the chapter and fostering the fraternity's idea. Ironically, the fall of the 1908 found both Ethel and George as presidents of the chapters during their Senior year. George hosted Alpha's first convention on the campus of Howard in December of 1908 and a social was held with the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Both Lyle and Hedgeman graduated in the Class of 1909. George went to New York and then Philadelphia for additional studies after his graduation. Ethel traveled to Eufala, Oklahoma where she taught music. She also taught in Centralia, Illinois in 1911. On June 21, 1911, they were married and later gave birth to one son, George, Jr. The Lyle's were very active in Philadelphia society and were members of the Mount Pisgah A. M. E.Church. Ethel chartered the Mu Chapter in 1911 and Omega Omega Chapter in 1926 in Philadelphia and George Lyle was very active Rho Chapter, also in Philadelphia. Their son GeorgeJr., the father of two daughters. Ethel Hedgeman Lyle died in 1950 and George's exact date death is not known but his wife preceded him.
I hope that was good
yea ALL orgs haze
ALL of them
the boys are a lot more rough than the girls
if you are a male
expect to have to pull your pants down and be paddled hard a lot of times
the omegas REALLY get a kick outta spanking each other on the raw bare buttock
if you are a female be ready to be humiliated and do things that go directly against what u stand for
it will have to do with sex too
You "ACT" like you know what you're talking about but you just make your self look like a GREEK GROUPIE...
You know how to REACH ME ENOUGH SAID
^lmao change...dont hate greeks...become one...oops i forgot thats just not feisable for a person as your self.
when u become greek then and only then will I consider conversing on why the Alphas ARE my Phrat! till then all you get is this... :lol:
What a beautifulll dayyy it is!
I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE MY SORORS
When a boy left for college, his dad gave him some advice: "You can date every sorority but make an AKA your wife. You can party with the Delta's and you can kiss a Zeta too, but when it's time to marry find a AKA for you. We know that you'll enjoy your years and give them all a spin, but never buy a ring unless Alpha Kappa Alpha is her pin. During your years at college you'll go from one suite to another, but take advice from your wise ol' dad and bring a AKA home to your mother!"