Alpha Xi Delta was founded on April 17, 1893 at Lombard College in Illinois. It is one of the select few sororities that accepts graduate students, and undergraduates!
Ten women founded Alpha Xi Delta over 125 years ago, and each member had a large part of the fraternity. (It is referred to as a fraternity since it was founded before the term "sorority" was used.) One member became the first Grand President, another designed the quill symbol, and many other ladies of this new fraternity even had daughters who joined the sorority as a legacy!
Alpha Xi Delta partnered with Autism Speaks back in 2009. Since then, well over 7 million dollars has been raised for this organization! Sisters also participate in various events to raise awareness for this great cause.
Make sure to plan ahead and get your JennaBenna Alpha Xi Delta Founder’s Day sorority shirt before April 17 so that you can join in the celebration of the fraternity's spring founding.
Flower: The official flower of Alpha Xi Delta is a pink rose.
Colors: The official colors of Alpha Xi Delta are light blue, navy blue and gold.
Jewel: The official jewels of Alpha Xi Delta are the pearl and diamond.
Symbol: The official symbol of Alpha Xi Delta is a quill.
Motto: The official motto of Alpha Xi Delta is “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword".
Membership: Alpha Xi Delta has an estimated 185,000 members and 130 active chapters across the United States.