Alpha Xi Delta

Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential

Alpha Xi Delta was founded nationally in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, IL. Since its founding, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta have sought to inspire women to realize their potential! Our national colors are the beautiful double blue and gold, and our mascot is BetXi Bear. The Alpha Xi Delta badge is the quill, because our open motto is “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Our philanthropy is Autism Speaks.


Welcome to Alpha Xi Delta at Alma College!

Now that you have gotten to know a little bit about us nationally, let’s get more specific to Alma College! The Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1986; before that, we were the local sorority Alpha Zeta Tau. Our women on Alma College’s campus are involved in many different areas—if you name an activity, we most likely have a sister participating in it. One of our chapter’s greatest sources of pride is the work we do for our philanthropy. Every year, we participate in the AmaXing Challenge and Light it Up Blue, two great ways to raise autism awareness that are done in chapters all over the country. Specifically to our chapter, this year we were very proud to host our second annual 5K called The Plaid Dash, where all proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks. In addition, we participate in play days, a fun way to work with children with autism in the Gratiot County Community.