Our Sisterhood isn’t defined to a chapter facility, college campus or alumnae association meeting. No matter what is going on in the world, Alpha Xi Deltas continue to inspire one another to realize their potential. Below are some resources for you to continue and strengthen your bonds of Sisterhood.
Virtual Founders' Day 2020
Although we cannot gather in person to celebrate our 127th anniversary, we can still honor the legacy of our Founders and celebrate the bonds of Sisterhood virtually! For chapters and associations, we have put together a virtual Founders' Day ceremony guide here.
The two largest Alpha Xi Delta Facebook groups are linked below. Please note that these groups are not managed by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity Headquarters and monitored independently by Sisters.
Sharing Content on Social Media
With April being World Autism Month and also Founders’ Day being on April 17, here are ways to show your support on social media and share with Sisters.
- Autism Speaks Twitter frame
- Support Autism Speaks' #KindnessCounts Challenge and share their suggested social media messages.
- Use the Founders' Day Facebook frame on your Facebook profile photo.
- Check out of Instagram story highlights for Founders' Day activities to add to your own Instagram story.
- Use our Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks Facebook frame on your Facebook profile photo.
RESOURCES, ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTING READS
Continue to check back here and also see our blog for new content. We’ve divided things into categories based on the five elements of wellbeing based on the book, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter. This is a reflection of our A Clear Vision of Life: The Wellbeing Program. Click here to learn more about that program and see the current challenges.
Our Podcast Picks
With topics ranging from arts to education to society and culture, there is something for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start, choose a podcast from our list below and listen in during your morning commute (even if that has changed from driving to a quick walk from your bedroom to your dining room table), your evening run, or while folding laundry.
Five-Minute Life Hacks
When you find yourself with just a few minutes to spare, but you still want to be super productive...we bring you: five 5-minute hacks. Meditations, organization tips and more are included in this list!
Support small businesses in your community.
Many businesses are taking a hit right now and social media is a powerful word-of-mouth tool. Share with your friends and family about a good delivery menu at a family-owned restaurant, encourage people to buy gift cards to your favorite small boutique, or post about your hairstylist so they still have a pipeline of referrals even while things are on hold.
Take classes online.
Want to learn a new language? Or learn how to draw? We are all finding ourselves with a little more down time, so why not try and learn a new skill? You may even find a new network of people that you can connect with. Check out YouTube for tutorials, or here’s a link to some popular sites.
Several chefs and industry professionals have found a way to engage with social-distancing viewers via virtual classes. Click here to view a list.
Get some culture.
Four Easy Tips to Save Money While Shopping
Ever spot a pair of shoes you adore online, but don’t want to pay full price and don’t have a coupon? Here are some helpful tips to find ways to save money when shopping online.
Books to Strengthen Your Financial Wellbeing
Are you a new college graduate looking for help in handling your financial resources? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned financial guru who might need to go back to the basics? Read through our book picks and try reading one (or more!) of the recommended books. Happy reading!
Finding Ways Around Your Home to Save Money
Too often we think about the daunting, huge changes that can be a part of money saving, however try a few of the ideas to take smaller, more manageable steps towards one of your financial goals.
Host a Netflix Party.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. Learn more.
Meet virtually for coffee or start an online book club.
The following apps and programs are free and can be used to set up a video group chat to stay connected to friends and family members.
- Google Hangouts
- Facebook Messenger
Play virtual games with friends and family.
Play Jeopardy Online
Every week day there are a new set of J!6 clues to test you and keep your mind sharp. Play now.
Download the Scrabble Go app and get ready to play. Learn more here.
Calm's signature ten-minute meditation is offered Monday through Friday on their Facebook and YouTube pages. Each day they will explore an inspiring new theme and mindfulness concept.
Think about what you’re grateful for.
You can do this in a journal, writing down one gratitude a day, or doodling out people, pets, and other things you’re grateful for in a sketchbook. Quartz’s Katherine Foley has done this exercise in the form of keeping a “happiness jar,” and you can read all about how to do that here.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Here are links to some of our most interesting issues of The Quill.
Virtual Meetups with Sisters
We're looking for Sisters who want to virtually share their expertise with other Sisters. If you're interested in hosting a meetup with Sisters, submit your idea, an outline of what you want to share, days and times that work for your schedule and what platform you prefer to host your meetup. If you don't know what platform is best, we can help you!