AKK is a residential community located just 1 mile from the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine. We provide both long & short-term housing for up to 24 medical/health professional students. Every year, we welcome new residents who share in our vision of respect, community, and fun.
ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA
With 23 housemates, busy schedules, late nights, and early mornings, it is imperative to respect people's need for quiet and privacy.
We live in a big house with people hailing from a multitude of cultures and religions. Our house dynamic is shaped by mutual respect and it helps us come together and function as one happy family.
Residents frequently get together in the house for board game nights, pregames, and dinners. We also love going out and exploring Iowa City.
We enjoy playing volleyball, starting Nerf wars, hosting, picnics, potlucks
At the heart of our community is, well, our stomach. We celebrate every resident's birthday with cake and host many informal potlucks and dinners throughout the semester.
Additionally, we host biannual parties for our classmates, usually followed by an epic house cleaning day.
Alpha Kappa Kappa in Iowa City was part of a national fraternity organization. Our chapter dates back to the 1920s when the new hospital complex on the west side of the river was being constructed. Prior to 1925, AKK occupied other rented houses before purchasing this lot on Teeters Court. Two additional lots were later purchased to provide the house with a yard and parking lot. The national AKK fraternity became defunct in the 1960s and AKK at the University of Iowa has been an independent fraternity since.
In the 1990s the house welcomed their first female residents. Today, there is a good mix of both male and female residents, medical and other health students, both traditional and non-traditional. We are now considered an inactive fraternity, in that we do not carry out classic fraternity traditions, but we still maintain the values of professionalism and community.
For International Students, Interviewees, or Medical Students on rotation.
For Health Professional Students residing both Fall & Spring semester.
For Health Professional
Students residing May-July.