In April 2018, the Alpha Beta chapter of Fort Valley State University was thrust into the spotlight over allegations of a prostitution ring led by a member of the chapter. Participants included prominent men near the central Georgia where the campus stands. Among them were a principal, attorney, and even a local pastor.
Rumors circulated that the ringleader was a graduate advisor of the Alpha Beta undergraduate chapter. However, the AKA organization is adamant this can’t be further from the truth. The woman is described as someone who hasn’t had a supervisory role in the chapter since 2014.
Recently, the Macon Judicial District Attorney’s Office indicted the woman in question along with several men on prostitution and other charges.
Alpha Beta’s status within Alpha Kappa Alpha was restored in 2018 following the sorority’s internal investigation. Based on the results of an in-depth review of the facts, they found no wrongdoing and Alpha Beta was fully exonerated. The indictments line up with that conclusion as well. Furthermore, the chapter continues to remain in good standing with Fort Valley State University.
Now that the indictments have been issued, the hope is that unsubstantiated innuendos and misinformation related to Alpha Beta will end. AKA commends the chapter members who were subjected to degradation and humiliation as a result of the false claims, for their ongoing decorum over the past year.
Now in it’s 111th year, the organization plans to continue its committment to cultivating unity, health, education and human rights among women and confronting issues concerning more than 300,000 members in 1,021 chapters around the globe.