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.
We know that for all we accomplish, our families are just as important.
That's why every spring we host Family Day, where we invite those most important to us to come and meet our sisters, learn about our chapter, and grow to understand what we have committed ourselves to.
This year, Family Day was held at Lafreniere Park in Kenner. The chapter provided a barbecue, games, and a relaxing environment for our families (and pups!)