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!
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, Autism Speaks. Our chapter has hosted four annual 5Ks called The Plaid Dash, where all proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks. We plan and host several different philanthropy events throughout the year, like Taco Tuesday and the Light It Up Blue game with Alma College’s women’s and men’s basketball teams. In addition, we are the only Alpha Xi Delta chapter in the nation that participates in play days. Every other Sunday we plan activities for our play day kids. We’ve gone bowling, swimming, and apple picking at Uncle John’s. This is a fun way to work with children with autism in the Gratiot County Community.