A Message from the President
Within the Theta Nu chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Elon University, we pride ourselves on living up to our motto "Realize Your Potential." Our sisters are involved in many of the organizations on campus and AXiD has given many of us the opportunity to lead in ways that we never would have imagined. Through opportunities to be leaders and to serve others, AXiD has done amazing things over the past years.
Finding a home at college can be tough, but my sisters and I have found our home in Alpha Xi Delta. The support we've all received is unmatched and the friendships we have formed will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about Alpha Xi Delta or our sisterhood, please do not hesitate to contact me at
Alpha Xi Delta Bid Day
After the final day of recruitment, Alpha Xi’s returned home to their beds but found themselves unable to fall asleep. Although recruitment is an exhausting process for potential new members and sisters alike, Bid Day is like Christmas morning.
The entire chapter waited anxiously in front of the sorority house, listening for the yells of joy of 56 new women running down the hill to their new home. Theta Nu’s theme this year was Mardi gras. We made masks for every new woman and held handfuls of beads to put on our new pledge class. We also created a photo station, where new girls and their rose families could capture the exciting moment.
After what felt like an eternity of waiting and listening for the sound of running footsteps, Theta Nu’s new pledge class ran to the house. The moment was full of cheering, hugs and tears of joy. These girls were finally united with their soon-to-be sisters, right where they belong.
This being my first Bid Day on the sister side of recruitment, I remembered my hands shaking as I tried to open my Bid envelope and an overwhelming feeling of excitement when the card inside read, “the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta cordially invite you to become a member of the Theta Nu Chapter of Elon University.”
Shortly after that, I recall a brief feeling of panic as I sprinted from the Moseley center and I had no idea where our house even was. Luckily, I made it, as all-56 new members this year did. Watching them run down the hill this year was one of the most touching and inspiring moments I have experienced so far in my Elon career
Article written by Lizzie Guillaume
Alpha Xi Delta Hosts Home Baseball Game for Autism Speaks
This past Sunday, on a gorgeous spring day, the Theta Nu chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Elon University sponsored a home baseball game against the College of Charleston. The sea of blue from the Alpha Xi’s was incredible as they cheered on the celebrity pitcher, Derrick Williams, a fourth grade student at Elon Elementary. Our organization works closely with Derrick and his fellow classmates, who have all been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, with our weekly volunteering trips to the school. Derrick is one of Mrs. Pinkston’s strongest students. Among other activities, he enjoys playing with transformers. He was overjoyed to be throwing the first pitch, and did an incredible job getting the ball across the pitcher’s mound to the batter! The crowd could not have been more supportive of his accomplishment.
Community members and students alongside of the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta wore blue in support of Autism Speaks in the hopes of spreading awareness about this Spectrum Disorder. We would like to recognize Allie Wheeler, Theta Nu’s program director, for all her hard work in organizing this successful philanthropy event. Additional thanks go out to the new women who worked shifts at the bake sale and raised $200 for Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta would like to thank the players and Mrs. Pinkston’s class from Elon Elementary for helping make the game such a success!
Article written by Katie Johnson