Alpha Xi Delta

Alpha Xi Delta

Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential

Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ or A-“Zee”-D) was founded in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois and is one of the oldest women’s fraternal organizations in the United States. Since its founding, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta have been dedicated to inspiring women to realize their potential through personal growth. Our national colors are the beautiful double blue and gold, our mascot is BetXi Bear, and our flower is the pink rose. The Alpha Xi Delta badge is the quill to symbolize our open motto of “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Having healthy and open communication with one another as well as listening to one another is a very important piece of our values. Our philanthropy for the past 10 years has been Autism Speaks.

Welcome to Alpha Xi Delta at Alma College!

Sister of Alpha Xi Delta throwing leaves into the air


The Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Alma College 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, Autism Speaks. We are the only Alpha Xi Delta chapter in the nation that participates in play days with local children affected by autism. Every month we plan activities for our play day kids, such as bowling, swimming, Easter egg hunts, and other holiday parties. This is a fun way to directly work with these children in the Gratiot County Community. In addition, our chapter hosts annual 5Ks called The Plaid Dash, where all proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks. We also plan and host several other philanthropy events throughout the year, such as bake sales, car washes, and the Light It Up Blue game with Alma College’s basketball team.

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Sisters of Alpha Xi Delta at walkout 2016