Philanthropy: Autism Speaks

Philanthropy: Autism Speaks

In 2009, Alpha Xi Delta adopted Autism Speaks as its national philanthropy.  Since 2009, Alpha Xi Delta has raised more than $1,000,000 for Autism Speaks. Each Alpha Xi Delta chapter observes World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Autism Awareness Month throughout the … Continue reading

XI Basics

Name: Alpha Xi Delta

Pronounced: Alpha Zee Delta

Greek Letters: ΑΞΔ

Nicknames: Alpha Xi, AXiD

Founded: April 17, 1893 at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois

Colors: Light blue, Dark blue, Gold

Symbol: Quill

Philanthropy: Autism Speaks

Flower: Pink Rose

Mascot: BetXi Bear (a teddy bear)

Motto: “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Vision Statement: Inspiring women realize their potential.


Interesting Facts:

  • Alpha Xi Delta is the only National Panhellenic Conference sorority to use Xi in its name. 
  • Alpha Xi Delta is one of the oldest women’s fraternities.
  • Alpha Xi Delta is one of the founding sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference.
  • Alpha Xi Delta’s brother fraternity is Sigma Nu.

Notable Alumni: 

  • Laurie Lea Schaefer – Actress and Miss America 1972
  • Carol Lawrence – Actress, singer, dancer
  • Amanda Pennekamp – Miss South Carolina USA 2004, Miss Earth USA 2006
  • Alyssa Murray – Miss Delaware 2012
  • Megan Blake – Actress and Miss Georgia 1983
  • Jane Henson – Co-founder of The Muppets with her husband, Jim Henson
  • Kelley Earnhardt Miller – Vice President and General Manager of JR Motorsports
  • Verna Kay Gibson – First female CEO of a Fortune 500 company (The Limited stores)
  • Betsey Johnson – Fashion designer