ALPHA XI DELTA – A WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY TRADITION
On a rainy and windy day in April of 1991, Alpha Xi Delta’s Theta Eta Chapter at Western Michigan University was founded. The chapter started as a local sorority called Kappa Gamma and because of their successes, were reached by our National Headquarters to join the ranks as Alpha Xi. With staff from national headquarters present, 71 women were initiated that day. Alpha Xi Delta sisters from the Phi chapter at Albion College, Gamma Zeta at Eastern Michigan University, Gamma Sigma at Hillsdale College and Alpha Epsilon at the University of Michigan were in attendance. The women went on to win a chapter total award the following year, a chapter quota award in their first formal recruitment, and an award for academic achievement.
Many sisters have been through our chapter. We have definitely had a rich history, and believe we are the best we have ever been. We are a successful organization of women, but a kind and loving sisterhood as well. We have tons of fun formals, but set the bar high with participation and philanthropy dollars. We hope to look back one day and remember our days here and how much they changed our lives.