Pomona, California – Alpha Xi Delta proudly installed its Kappa Delta Chapter at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona on April 8, 2017. The Initiation Ceremony and celebration was held at the Double Tree in Claremont, California. More than 130 guests attended the celebratory luncheon that was held for the new initiates and alumnae, and the chapter was presented with their official charter.
“It’s incredibly exciting to welcome the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta into our Sisterhood,” said Michele Evink, Alpha Xi Delta’s National President. “We look forward to building a legacy at Cal Poly Pomona. The chapter has already contributed so much to this campus and our Sisterhood. The women are talented leaders with bold career and life aspirations. They have already impressed their campus with their dedication, particularly with their support for Autism Speaks. We anticipate our Kappa Delta Chapter will flourish alongside our strong network of existing California chapters.”
Alpha Xi Delta accepted the invitation to begin a new chapter at Cal Poly Pomona in the fall of 2016, becoming the fifth National Panhellenic Conference sorority on the school’s campus. Alpha Xi Delta staff and volunteers worked together with the Cal Poly Pomona faculty and students to coordinate marketing and recruitment efforts. Alpha Xi Delta Educational Leadership Consultants Michelle Davis and Natalie Leighton, and Deborah Norton, Colony Development Specialist, helped the new members of Kappa Delta Chapter prepare for Installation throughout the new member period.
"With any new chapter, Alpha Xi Delta looks to establish a solid foundation of campus leaders because many of these new members will take on leadership roles and officer positions within their chapter," said Elysia Gallivan, Alpha Xi Delta’s National Executive Director.
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 160,000 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 www.alphaxidelta.org.