Q. I am worried about the Greek life stereotypes I have heard about.
Unfortunately, individuals without complete information often define the image of Greek life. Since only 2% of the U.S. population is Greek, most people don't have first-hand experience and stereotypes are the norm. Greek organizations do hold social events, but most of these do not include alcohol. These "social" events include educational programs/workshops, community service events, intramural sports, Parent's Days, Homecoming and Greek Week.
Q. What is hazing and does Alpha Xi Delta haze?
Hazing is when any person or group inflicts or intends to inflict physical or mental harm to another individual. Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, as well as most universities, has zero tolerance for hazing. Chapters found guilty of hazing may lose University recognition and their members may face possible legal ramifications.
Q. How much time does my daughter have to commit to Alpha Xi Delta?
The time commitment varies chapter to chapter as well as where a student is in their membership. For example, a New Member goes through an intensive educational program to learn the ins and outs of the chapter before they are initiated. However, an initiated Sister may attend chapter meetings once a week and participate in all other activities at will.
Q. If my daughter joins a sorority, will her grades suffer?
Alpha Xi Delta has resources available to help your daughter academically. Greek membership offers scholarship programs that may include study partners, mandatory study hours, and time management and study skill workshops. Students can also access the network of chapter members who already know how to use campus resources like the library, study skills center, computer labs and academic advisors. Nothing, however, can take the place of a disciplined and academically focused student to ensure success in college.
Q. Are there sorority events that I as a Parent can attend?
Yes! Our chapter hosts a family weekend each semester where we invite parents, grandparents, siblings and close family to come visit our chapter! In past years we have hosted dinners, mom's brunches and tailgates! This Fall our parents weekend will align with UAB's parent's weekend and will be September 28-29. Something unique to Alpha Xi Delta is that we also are able to host a "Mother Initiation" for our Member's Mother's who did not get the opportunity to go greek during their college years. By becoming an initiated sister of Alpha Xi Delta Mother's would then be able to attend our private ceremonies and Alumnae events.