Alpha Xi Delta Reinstalls Zeta Chapter at Wittenberg University

Sunday, May 1, 2016 9:00 am

Springfield, OH – Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity proudly reinstalled its Zeta Chapter at Wittenberg University this weekend in Springfield, Ohio.

Alpha Xi Delta Sisters, family and friends gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Downtown on Sunday, May 1 for the Installation Ceremony. A luncheon was held following the Installation where nearly 120 Sisters, family and friends celebrated the new chapter. At the luncheon, the chapter was presented with its official charter.

“Installing a chapter is always an exciting event, but welcoming back our Zeta Chapter is especially significant for Alpha Xi Delta,” said Alpha Xi Delta National President Michele Evink. “We have a long history at Wittenberg University that has produced many outstanding Sisters.”

In 1904, Alpha Xi Delta’s Zeta Chapter was the first national Greek organization to be installed on Wittenberg’s campus. Among its initiates, Zeta Chapter proudly claims two Alpha Xi Delta National Presidents — Anna Miller Knote (1920-1922) and Maxine Evans Blackburn (1982-1986) — as well as three National Fraternity Headquarters (FHQ) executives. Anna Miller Knote was FHQ’s first Executive Secretary; Betty Robinson Wert, National Administrative Director (1968-1982); and Diane Curtis Gregory, National Executive Director (1982-1995). In addition, Jennifer Bauer Henson, Wittenberg 73, is a past Alpha Xi Delta National Housing Corporation President.

The chapter had been dormant since 1992. In November of 2015, Alpha Xi Delta accepted the invitation from the Wittenberg Panhellenic Council to recolonize.

Founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service. The national women’s fraternity has more than 150,000 initiated members and chapters on 128 college campuses. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, visit