Update About Fraternity Headquarters Building

Published: September 12, 2022

After months of thoughtful discussion, consideration and input from volunteers and staff, National Council has moved forward with an opportunity to sell the Fraternity Headquarters building at 8702 Founders Road in Indianapolis. The physical office location will tentatively close in October 2022.

The decision to sell the Fraternity Headquarters’ office was not made lightly. A majority of our staff has been working remotely for over a decade, and Alpha Xi Delta has continually evaluated its physical office needs over the years. The COVID-19 pandemic forced FHQ to transition its Indianapolis-based staff to remote status and was poised to do seamlessly in part due to the remote structure already in place. As always with everything decision we make, we remain committed to being thoughtful stewards of the Fraternity’s finances and that Alpha Xi Delta continues to remain a strong organization that inspires women to realize their potential.

We recognize there may be immediate questions about this transition, and we are happy to assist. Here are a few frequently asked questions.

Q: Where will staff work?
A: At this time, all staff will continue to work remotely.

Q: Will FHQ’s phone number change?
A: No, the phone number will remain 317-872-3500 even after the building closes.

Q: Where can I mail alumnae dues payments, member recommendations and other general correspondence to the Fraternity?
A: A new mailing address will be shared prior to October 2022 via email and updated on our website. It will also be updated in the winter issue of The Quill.

Q: Where can I mail donations to the Foundation?
A: Donations to the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation can always be made online. For those wishing to mail a check, we will share a mailing address for the Foundation by October 1, 2022.

Q: What will happen to the archives?
A: The archives are being safely relocated to HistoryIT’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, and will be stored appropriately. HistoryIT is an archival company that offers a comprehensive set of services and software that enables organizations to transform archival materials, from whatever state they are in, into a 21st Century digital collection. Alpha Xi Delta has previously worked with HistoryIT during our 125th anniversary celebration to digitally archive several pieces from our archives. You can view that collection here. We also have an ongoing partnership with HistoryIT to continually digitize every issue of The Quill. You can view The Quill digital archives here. Alpha Xi Delta plans to gradually convert a majority of our archives collection into a digital museum so that Alpha Xi Delta’s history can be accessible to all members.

Q: Will Alpha Xi Delta move into a new building?
A: The need for a physical office space will continually be re-evaluated, and we will update the membership should Fraternity Headquarters move into a new, physical location. For now, all staff and the business of the Fraternity, Foundation and National Housing Corporation will be conducted remotely.

Q: Where will Educational Leadership Consultants, Leadership Coaches and new staff be trained?
A: Training for the travel team and new staff members has been conducted remotely since 2020. In 2022, in-person training opportunities were held for the travel team, but not at Fraternity Headquarters. This hybrid of remote and in-person training will continue moving forward.  

Q: What will the Fraternity do with the proceeds of the sale of the building?
A: Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) organization. Due to this, the proceeds have to be used for specific purposes within a set timeframe. National Council will evaluate how to best use the funds once the sale of the building is final.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing fhq@alphaxidelta.org or fill out the Contact Us form on our website. Your submission will be directed to the appropriate person and/or department.