About Alpha Xi Delta
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 175,000 initiated members, Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Through membership in Alpha Xi Delta, Sisters are inspired to realize their potential through the ideals our Founders instilled in our Fraternity: Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service to our communities.
Our Mission Statement, Vision & The Symphony of Alpha Xi Delta are words our Sisters live by and inspire our Fraternity every day.
The mission of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity is to enrich the life of every Alpha Xi Delta. We will:
- Nurture unity and cooperation.
- Foster intellectual, professional and personal growth.
- Exemplify the highest ethical conduct.
- Instill community responsibility.
- Perpetuate fraternal growth.
"Our eager desire was to do something toward the freeing of all women the world over."
-Almira Cheney, a Founder of Alpha Xi Delta
These things do we earnestly desire:
A clear vision of life, that with gracious and kindly hearts we may share both joy and sorrow and bring into living reality the Sisterhood of women. An appreciation of real merit and worth, steadfastness of soul, that without bitterness or defeat we may encounter misfortune and with humility meet success. These things, O Lord, help us to instill within our hearts that we may grow in courage and graciousness and peace.