Alpha Xi Delta

Delta Alpha at University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

Letter From Membership Vice President

Dear Potential New Sister: 

My name is Haley Fournier and I am the Membership Vice President of Alpha Xi Delta at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. On behalf of the entire Delta Alpha chapter, I am so excited to welcome you into sorority life at UWL! No matter which chapter you choose, sorority life is full of outstanding women who share the same values as you. Each chapter is full of incredible women who will surround you with a sense of family. When you open up your bid on Bid Day, you will not only be accepting an invitation into an incredible sisterhood, but you will become a member of the entire Panhellenic community. 

Recruitment is one of the most exhilarating parts of joining a sorority. Recruitment will bring you many different emotions, ranging from excitement to nervousness. The whole process is a lot of fun! You will meet so many amazing women during Recruitment week. The best part about recruitment is getting to know the women in the chapters. The more you get to know these spectacular women, the more you will realize that you have found where you belong. Your nerves will begin to calm because you will find your home. You will begin to see yourself as a part of the chapter, and we will see the same thing in you! You will be making lifelong friends from the very start of the week, whether it is fellow women going through recruitment or Sisters from each chapter. During my recruitment experience, I never imagined I would find the home that I found within Alpha Xi Delta. I found women who surrounded me with support, and who were so different but so similar. The individuals that I found in Alpha Xi Delta were so unique and so different from each other. No sister was one specific type of woman. There is no typical Alpha Xi Delta woman, because every woman in Alpha Xi Delta is an individual. It is each of these individuals that adds to the uniqueness of the Delta Alpha chapter. I could tell that each sister was valued as an individual. Each sister brought something different to the table, and each sister was loved for these differences. This aspect of the chapter was one huge way that I personally felt a connection with Alpha Xi Delta. I never imagined I would be here today, writing this letter. Alpha Xi Delta has changed my life so much, and I am so incredibly grateful that it did. 

Alpha Xi Delta is an organization based on four core values: Sisterhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. These values drive each sister in our daily lives. These values are displayed in everything we do from holding philanthropy events to support Autism Speaks, such as our AmaXing Challenge: Step It Up 5k, to holding retreats and sisterhood events for our sisters to bond and grow closer with one another. Alpha Xi Delta also offers a multitude of officer positions in addition to many academic resources and study dates. Alpha Xi Delta sisters are students first, and each sister will feel supported to be the best student that she can be. 

Through Alpha Xi Delta, I have found a family. This family has made me a better sister, friend, daughter, granddaughter, student, leader, and community member. I hope that by joining a sorority, you will find all of these things and more. 

If you have any questions regarding Alpha Xi Delta, please feel free to contact me at fournier.haley@uwlax.edu. If you would like to know more about the Panhellenic recruitment process, please contact sororities@uwlax.edu. 

I cannot wait to meet you! 

Xi Love, 

Haley Fournier