Dear Alpha Xi Delta Parents,
Welcome to Alpha Xi Delta! Your daughter has found a home in an organization that has been inspiring women to realize their potential for 119 years, and Alpha Xi Delta strongly believes that you, as parents, are a part of our extended family. Alpha Xi Delta looks forward to playing a strong and positive role in your daughter's college life and long afterward, and we hope that you will be an involved and supportive part of this experience.
Alpha Xi Delta has collegiate chapters on 116 campuses in the United States. The concepts to which our founding members dedicated themselves when Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 - a broad, purposeful education; high moral character; selfless service to others; and, most importantly, deep and abiding friendship - still hold true today and are, in fact, the cornerstone of our chapter programming. We encourage you to further explore this web site to learn more about the Alpha Xi Delta experience.
Alpha Xi Deltas are genuine, life-long friends, and the bonds of our Sisterhood extend across both geography and generations, and well beyond our collegiate years. During your daughter's college years in Alpha Xi Delta she will make friends to support and motivate her, and she will find guidance in the Alpha Xi Delta alumnae who advise her chapter and serve her house corporation board. She will be mentored by Sisters who emphasize the importance of academics and sound study habits, who model interpersonal cooperation in the face of differing viewpoints, and who believe that community service is inherent to being a good citizen. Through active chapter involvement, she will have the opportunity to develop life skills, leadership and organizational management skills, self-awareness, esteem and confidence. And she will be surrounded by other young women who support her through her challenges and celebrate with her when she meets them. In short, Alpha Xi Delta will serve as your daughter's home away from home during college, and we hope she enjoys every minute!
During this semester, your daughter will learn a great deal about Alpha Xi Delta - about our history, our programs and, most importantly, our standards and values. She will attend weekly meetings, at least one retreat, personal development programs, and social events. She will have a Big Sister or Mom to help guide her during this time, and she will develop friendships that will endure throughout her life. Our chapters understand clearly that all this is to be accomplished in an environment free of hazing, for which there is no room in our Sisterhood. At the end of her New Member period, she will be initiated into full Alpha Xi Delta membership through a ceremony that is both beautiful and meaningful.
After her college years have ended, your daughter will have the opportunity to continue her Alpha Xi Delta involvement in one of our 131 alumnae associations - found in literally every major U.S. metropolitan area and in all areas in between - and also to become a coach and mentor to other Alpha Xi Delta Sisters. These associations focus on fostering our recent graduates into life beyond college both personally and professionally, on improving the lives of children in their communities through service, and on programming designed to address women's developmental needs and interests at every stage of life.
No matter their age or level of involvement, we expect our Sisters to model Alpha Xi Delta values in their actions. We know this is not always easy. Life, and college life in particular, will present your daughter with challenges that require both good judgment and the courage to act on that judgment. Our aim is to assist her on both fronts, and to inspire her to realize her potential in all respects.
Alpha Xi Delta is proud of the 150,000 members who have worn our beloved golden quill badge, and we are proud that your daughter has been selected, and has elected, to become one of the bold and talented women who shape our organization. We urge you to play an active role in your daughter's Alpha Xi Delta experience and to encourage her to make the most of the many opportunities our sorority has to offer.
Again, welcome to our family!
Very truly yours,
Alpha Xi Delta National President