The Founders’ Academy

The Founders' Academy 2024

The Founders' Academy (TFA), Alpha Xi Delta’s award-winning summer educational opportunity, is offering an in-person session this summer on Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Founders’ Academy is focused on the development and application of CliftonStrengths principles with the intention to have participants recognize their innate strengths that allow them to flourish..

Please contact Morgan Petersen, Associate Director of Education and Leadership with any questions about TFA 2024. Below is information about registration, travel and more!


Registration for The Founders’ Academy will be available on Exclusively Xi, under Events, from February 15 until March 31, 2024. Registration will be first come, first served and will be capped at 150 participants. Late registration will be available until April 15, 2024 for an additional fee of $35 per participant. A change fee of $35 will be applied to any participant changes made after the registration deadline of March 31 until May 15. Starting May 15, any registration changes will result in a $85 change fee.

Registration cost is $375 per person to attend The Founders’ Academy. In addition to tailored programming, the registration fee will include your lodging accommodations and meals, beginning with dinner on Friday evening and ending with breakfast on Sunday. Participants will also receive a workbook and exclusive Alpha Xi Delta merchandise.

Travel arrangements are not included in the cost of registration. Please work with your Finance & Operations Vice President and Chapter Advisor to determine if chapter funds can cover your registration and/or travel expenses to The Founders’ Academy. 


The Founders’ Academy is an optional experience for Chapter Presidents (or any Executive Committee member) and emerging leaders. If you need assistance in identifying an emerging leader to send, view the TFA Emerging Leader Information resource.

If you are the Chapter President, or Executive Committee member attending in place of the Chapter President, then you should register for the Chapter President’s track. Any other member attending should register for the Emerging Leaders track.


Participants attending The Founders’ Academy at North Carolina State University will be staying on campus in a residence hall. Each member will share a bedroom with another member and shared communal bathrooms on each floor. FHQ will book your accommodation. Chapter members will be roommates as much as possible! Meals will also take place on campus in dining facilities. 


All participants should provide their own transportation to and from The Founders’ Academy. All participants within driving distance should arrive at NC State no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, June 7 and will depart after 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, June 9.

All participants flying should arrive at Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) no later than 1:00p.m. Eastern on Friday, June 7 to allow for travel time to campus from the airport, and flights should depart after 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, June 9.

Participants will be responsible for ground transportation to and from the airport, and specific options will be provided in your confirmation packet. On-site registration will open at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and the opening general session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, June 7.

Please fill out the travel form once your travel plans are finalized. All travel forms for The Founders’ Academy are due May 15. All participants are required to submit their travel information prior to attending The Founders’ Academy regardless of your mode of transportation. It is imperative that we have your travel plans and emergency contact information on file for everyone.

Please make travel arrangements accordingly based on the program start date and times. No overnight accommodations can be secured at NC State for early arrivals or late departures. If you arrive early or depart late, your overnight accommodations are your responsibility. Additionally, late arrivals and early departures are not permitted.  

Fill out the travel form


Participants will receive further information including travel logistics, attire, and other specifics after registration closes for The Founders’ Academy in your confirmation packet. 


Contact Morgan Petersen, Associate Director of Education and Leadership, with any questions about The Founders’ Academy 2024.