The History of Our Chapter
Founder Julia Maude Foster was a special guest at the April 13, 1946 installation of Beta Pi chapter. With the outstanding support of area alumnae, the chapter was able to acquire a chapter house immediately on Third Street (the former Pi Kappa Alpha house between Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi) and occupied it for more than 20 years. Beta Pi was closed in 1969, during a period of campus unrest, but was re-established in 1987 and formally installed in 1992 at it's current location on North Jordan.
The History of Our Organization
In 1893, ten young women at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois, shared a vision and a dream of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Their dream became Alpha Xi Delta, one of the oldest women’s fraternities in the United States. The timeless ideals envisioned by Alpha Xi Delta’s Founders remain constant throughout the years, inspiring pride in each member to pursue individual excellence. Now a national fraternity with more than 150,000 initiated members, their Fraternity is a progressive organization with college chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States.
Alpha Xi Delta is proud of its rich history and lasting impact on its members and the Panhellenic community. In fact, Alpha Xi Delta’s first National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Chairman wrote the Panhellenic Creed, which all members of NPC still recite on college campuses today.
The Coat of Arms of Alpha Xi Delta consists of a shield supported by two griffins. In the goldenband across the center of the shield is the Quill. Three conventional roses are at the top of the shield and a broken sword is in the lower portion. Above the shield on the knight's helmet is a twist of ribbon in alternating blue and gold and a blossomed rose.
Academic scholarships are awarded annually to Alpha Xi Delta members in good standing and attending school full-time according to an institutional transcript. Most scholarships are available to all applicants. Some do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors. General scholarships are available for: collegiate members regardless of chapter or field of study and alumnae members in a graduate program, regardless of chapter or field of study.