Alpha Xi Delta

Iota Omicron at San Jose State University

New Member Program

We strive to bring women into our Sisterhood who are going to be leaders, contributors and a Sister in every sense of the word. Real Merit and Worth: The New Member Program was designed with this in mind – enhancing leadership skills, setting goals, understanding who Alpha Xi Delta is at her core and providing opportunities for our newest members to create deep, meaningful relationships with each other, the chapter and our national organization. When you join Alpha Xi Delta you will discover who you really are, all with the help of your Sisters.

Being a part of Alpha Xi Delta, we pride ourselves in our sisterhood and relationships with one another. But of course, these bonds don’t happen over night. We know it takes time to build friendships and create lasting memories which is why each of our new members goes through a five to eight week long program, the New Member Orientation Program. During these weeks, new members are brought closer together, strengthening bonds to one another and to the entire chapter all while learning about Alpha Xi Delta’s history.

The new member program is crucial to Alpha Xi Delta’s growth because it allows new members to get to know each other on a deeper level, turning strangers to friends and friends to sisters. It is also meant to smoothly integrate new members into the chapter as joining a sorority can seem intimidating at first. The new member program is kind of like the training wheels of a bike. It is a time to explore and ask questions while a committee of active sisters cater entirely to the growth of the new member class. Forming these bonds early on through each new member class is what strengthens our sisterhood and creates the unbreakable bond that is Alpha Xi Delta. 


Zöe Dolak

New Member Orientation Chair