The Quill is a constant companion to Alpha Xi Delta members everywhere. From the first issue that shared the achievements of existing chapters-Alpha, Beta and Gamma-to today's Quill that shares the accomplishments and activities of chapters and alumnae associations, the magazine continues to be the voice of our Fraternity.
Alpha Xi Delta's first magazine, The Alpha Xi Delta of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, debuted in February 1904. In October 1964, the name of Alpha Xi Delta's journal was changed to The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta to reflect our outward motto, "The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword," inspired by the words of British novelist Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton. These same words inspired Founder Lewie Strong Taylor to design our badge in the shape of a quill pen.
During the past 100 years, The Alpha Xi Delta and The Quill have given members a look at our Fraternity, our nation and our world. To many members who live abroad or in an area without a college chapter or alumnae association, The Quill is often the only connection they have with the Fraternity. Thanks to the Editors and Managing Editors who have brought our Fraternity into the homes of so many sisters. And thanks to the Sisters who have submitted and continue to submit information for publication.