Alpha Xi Delta Installs Chapter at the University of South Carolina

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Columbia, SC – Alpha Xi Delta proudly installed its Kappa Gamma Chapter on Sunday, February 12, at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, South Carolina. Alpha Xi Delta is the 13th active National Panhellenic Conference organization on the University’s campus.

Alpha Xi Delta hosted alumnae and new members on Saturday evening for a pre-Initiation ceremony, and officially installed the chapter Sunday morning. A celebratory luncheon was held afterwards where around 300 family and friends toasted to new beginnings for the Kappa Gamma Chapter at the University of South Carolina.

 “Installing a chapter is always a historic and moving event, and we are incredibly grateful to the University of South Carolina for the opportunity to join its community,” Michele Herbst Evink, Alpha Xi Delta’s National President, said.

Alpha Xi Delta accepted the invitation to begin a new chapter at the University of South Carolina in the spring of 2015. Throughout 2016, Alpha Xi Delta staff and volunteers worked together with USC faculty and students to coordinate marketing and recruitment efforts. Alpha Xi Delta Educational Leadership Consultants Renee Shields and Rachel Weatherford were stationed at USC throughout the recruitment process and have helped the new members of Kappa Gamma Chapter prepare for Installation throughout the new member period.

 “The Kappa Gamma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is off to an incredible start,” Renee said.  “The women should be extremely proud of themselves. They are a wonderful representation of Alpha Xi Delta Sisterhood, as well as an asset to the South Carolina community.  I look forward to seeing the chapter prosper over the years.”

Founded in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta is one of the oldest women's fraternal organizations in the United States. With more than 150,000 initiated members, Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, visit