The Theta Phi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is excited to bring Autism Speaks to UAB. We engage the entire university through tabling all across campus. The surrounding community is encouraged to participate through percentage nights at local restaurants as well as Light It Up Blue throughout April. Here at UAB, Alpha Xi has a strong connection to Mitchell’s Place, a school designed for children affected by autism to thrive. Our philanthropy reaches far beyond the borders of campus. Below is a brief summary of some of our staple events throughout the year.
"Xi Man Sweetheart Competition"
Our major philanthropy event in the spring bring our chapter closer to our campus and Greek community. One man representing each on campus fraternity and one man representing the non-Greek community compete in a lip-sync battle to be our "Xi Man". The week leading up to the lip-sync battle, contestants partake in tabling events on the UAB campus green to sell t-shirts and tickets to raise money for Autism Speaks. Sisters have so much fun helping these men come up with their lip-sync routines and the audience can always count on an entertaining performance! This event brings UAB and the surrounding community together to help raise money and promote understanding and acceptance for Autism Speaks. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect day!
"Xiti with Xi's"
Every year, we host "Xiti with Xi's" on the UAB campus green. Sisters get together before the event and bake the delicious ziti from scratch. Money is raised through the tickets we sell for a full meal with desert and a drink! We invite families from Mitchell's Place, students, faculty, as well as people from all around the community to enjoy a great meal. This event helps raise funds for Autism Speaks as well as promote understanding and acceptance of autism!