Friday, August 19, 2016

Best Aspects of Recruitment

Recruitment at UAB is right around the corner. The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are getting pumped to meet everyone! As recruitment gets closer, the ladies of Alpha Xi have been reflecting on the best parts of recruitment.

Getting to learn more about the sororities and getting to know the ladies in your Pi Chi group. You never know which ones become your sisters!”
“Recruitment was so exciting because I was meeting all these girls that were going to be my potential new family. Talking to the sisters at Alpha Xi, I was most excited when I realized these girls had the same values and ambitions that I did and that being a part of their sisterhood would help me through my college career and life.”
“The best part was getting to know the girls in my Pi Chi group, who I'm all still friends with!"
"There is no better feeling than the feeling of belonging when you figure out your way during the recruitment process. It can be very stressful and emotional, but the best part is knowing that when it ends, you'll be where you belong.”
“The best part about recruitment is connecting with the many diverse women from different chapters.”

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Founders' Day!

April 17, 1893 was the day that Alpha Xi Delta was nationally founded. It is a day where we honor our ten founding members: Cora Bollinger Block, Alice Bartlett Bruner, Bertha Cook Evans, Harriett Luella McCollum, Lucy W. Gilmer, Lewie Strong Taylor, Almira Lowry Cheney, Frances Elizabeth Cheney, Eliza Drake Curtis Everton, and Julia Maude Foster. These ladies made Alpha Xi Delta what it is today, the sorority we call home.

The Theta Phi chapter at UAB is celebrating with alumnae. This is a day to remember where our chapter has come from as well as recognizing the founders hard work to establish Alpha Xi Delta. Our Founders' Day ceremony honors each of our ten founders. We also highlight their accomplishments throughout their college career and beyond. We close with a rededication ceremony to keep us grounded in our values.

"Founders' Day is the day commemorating the ten amazing women that came together to form the organization that today gives me the most amazing and incredible support group that I could ever ask for. April 17th reminds me that ever since 1893 there have been Alpha Xi Delta women who had the same support and love that I experience every day. Being able to call myself an Alpha Xi Delta is something that I take such pride in. In the last 3 years, it has impacted my life and taught me so much about how to be a gracious, strong, smart, and courageous woman. I love Alpha Xi Delta and am so thankful for the ten women who made it all happen over 100 years ago." ~ Bailey Stein

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sister Spotlight

Andria Diamond

Hometown: Spanish Fort
Major: Nursing
                Book: Jane Eyre
                TV Series: White Collar
                Movie(s): Becoming Jane, Aladdin
                Color: Gold
                Other Favorites: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj* everythan, Sushi, Cookie dough ice cream, Red rose
Hobbies: Writing, Dancing, Shopping, Modeling, Hiking/Camping, binge reading when I have the chance, riding around and looking at pretty houses, Singing in the car
Why I love Alpha Xi Delta: My favorite aspect of Alpha Xi Delta is what lured me to the sisterhood: the opportunity to make a difference. Growing up, my dream was to make a change. Whether that was in someone's life, my community or the world, I wanted to know that my life had made an impact- that I had created a legacy. My father had ingrained the well-known words of Gandhi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." When I met the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta, I saw in them the empowerment and support which they used to be the change in our community and beyond. I saw a group of women who was committed to not only bettering themselves, but lifting up others around them by "inspiring women to realize their potential." This motto not only represents the strength within this group of women, but underscores the love and bond of this sisterhood. The greatest part of Alpha Xi Delta is knowing that no matter what, your part in this sisterhood will live in those you encounter and affect: Whether that's with sisters who you inspire and move with the stories of your triumphs in dark times, the community with your leadership and service to others, or with the world, raising money for the fastest growing developmental disorder, Autism, and being able to provide support and love to millions of families everywhere. Alpha Xi Delta not only will help you realize and achieve your full potential; it will be a fundamental part of creating your own legacy.
My favorite memory in Alpha Xi Delta... could never possibly be singled to one moment. It's the combination of all of the small, irreplaceable moments I share with these women. It's the nights we stayed up with a marathon of Disney princess movies while seeing how marshmallows we can eat before getting a sugar overload; it’s the ugly snapchat selfies and spontaneous ice-cream runs to the local gas station at 11pm because you aced your test; it's the embarrassing birthday collage, but the surprise party when the confetti cannon's pop scared you so badly you screamed; and it's the tears I shed as I hugged the graduating seniors at our senior ceremony, realizing the impact they have made on my life forever, and realizing that soon, I will be standing in their spot, and I can only hope that someone will feel the same of me. My favorite memories are things I look back on and can smile, laugh, and even cry at. But the memories I know are to come: that's one of the many reasons I stay and fall more in love with this sisterhood of women every day.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sister Spotlight

Katy Surrett

Hometown: Oxford, Alabama
Major: Psychology with a Pre PA track
                Book: I read??
                TV Series: Greys Anatomy
                Movie(s): The notebook, Train wreck
                Color: Yellow
Hobbies: Netflix, Tennis, hanging with my friends and family.
Why I love Alpha Xi Delta: I love Alpha Xi Delta because it is a chapter filled with amazing women who care so much about each other. No matter what you have going on in your life your sisters are always there for you. It really does feel like you are a part of a huge family! Everyone is so welcoming and kind and really make you feel at home!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sister Spotlight

Aimee Hill
Hometown: Huntsville
Major: Nursing
                Book: Harry Potter series, Nicholas Sparks novels.
                TV Series: Grey's anatomy
                Movie(s): Harry Potter
                Color: purple
                Other Favorites: I love cats, organizing, love playing intramural soccer each year with sisters
Hobbies: hikes, shopping,
Why I love Alpha Xi Delta: It's hard to put it in words because it's a feeling. Alpha Xi Delta is where I found my home at UAB. It's a bond that unlike anything else. Alpha Xi has truly helped me realize my potential during college and helped me grow into a woman.
Alpha Xi has given me multiple leadership opportunities which helped me grow as a leader and as a team player.
It can be intimidating being surrounded by women who are so involved on campus and so academically successful but it's also empowering and inspiring. My little and my grandlittle continue to surprise and amaze me with all they accomplish. Being impressed by someone who normally looks up to you is different but I find myself bragging about them as if they were my children because I'm so proud of them.
 I have made life-long friends, and my sisters have been there to support me during my highs and lows, picking me up when school or boys have me down. It's an amazing feeling to be surrounded by positive people who want you to succeed and surpass your goals and have them there for you every step of the way.
I love what Alpha Xi stands for and promotes: leadership, diversity, sisterhood, academic success, and service. I also love how those things have shaped me into the woman I am today.
Its sad knowing I'll be graduating in April and I won't be going to chapter on Sunday nights anymore but I know that this sisterhood isn't just for four years…It's for life.