Q: How do you pick your members?
A: We have a Mutual Selection Process, meaning when you come out to scheduled recruitment events and get to know the sisters, the sisters get to know you too. At the end of the recruitment process, the chapter will extend bids to the potential new members that they wish to invite into the chapter. It is then the decision of the potential new member if she chooses to accept the offer of invitation into the sorority.
Q: How much are the annual fees to be a member of Alpha Xi Delta?
A: Dues vary based on your type of membership. Members that are newly initiated/pledging the chapter pay slightly more than initiated members to accommodate for initiation and new member fees. Alpha Xi Delta also offers flexible payment plans to all their members to help make payments more convenient. These fees and dues go to property upkeep, international dues, initiation fees, social fees, etc. Alpha Xi Delta is also the only national sorority on campus that does not fine members for missing events.
Q: What type of time commitment is required to be in Alpha Xi Delta?
A: Sorority membership is a great opportunity for a well-rounded college experience. Members are required to attend certain functions such as weekly chapter meetings, annual recruitment events, new member initiations, some scholastic events and some community service events. Beyond these obligations, the time commitment one chooses to invest in their sorority is at their discretion. Typically, Alpha Xi’s find themselves wanting to participate in more than the minimal obligations. Many choose to get involved with our chapter's leadership by becoming an officer, joining committees, and planning chapter events. Though not mandatory, attending social events, tutoring other members, joining Order of Omega, as well as attending extra philanthropy or community service projects are other ways of staying involved in our chapter. Either way, it is up to the member to balance her membership and other commitments. With so many opportunities to participate in various events and programs throughout each semester, Alpha Xi’s find that they can attend some of these events and sit out on others, while still having the best experience in our chapter.
Alpha Xi Delta also prides itself on having members who are involved in other aspects of campus life. Whether a member of a sports team, involved in the Sonoma State Student Government, or active in other Sonoma State student groups, we at Alpha Xi acknowledge and support our members needs to get involved in activities outside of the Greek community. Many Alpha Xi’s also hold part-time jobs while staying involved in our chapter. In most cases, these are great ways to learn time management skills.
Q: Does Alpha Xi Delta haze?
A: Absolutely not. We at Alpha Xi Delta are proud to say we do not haze. According to National Panhellenic Council, hazing is defined as "any action or situation with or without consent which recklessly, intentionally or unintentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or creates risk of injury, or causes discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a chapter or colony of an NPC member fraternity." We will NEVER make you do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or separate you from the group for any unconstructive purpose.
Q: Am I only in the sorority while at Sonoma State?
A: No. Once you join Alpha Xi Delta you are an Alpha Xi for life. After collegian years you are able to enjoy becoming an Alumna and all that it has to offer. To learn more about this please check out our Alumnae Relations page.
Q: Why should I choose a national sorority over a local sorority at Sonoma State University?
A: A national sorority can offer you many opportunites while at Sonoma and also after you graduate. Unlike a local sorority, where you only have your chapter at that particular school, a national sorority can offer numerous chapters all over the United States. What does this mean? It means that when you join a national greek letter organization, you are joining a network of women who share the values and secrets of your sorority. You will be able to visit other chapters and always have a place to stay. A national sorority can offer job opportunities, vacation spots, thousands of sisters, alumnae associations, and networking that just would not be applicable in a local sorority. Alpha Xi Delta alone has over 113 chapters!