Delta Xi Phi sisters strive to uphold the following five pillars:
Advancement of Women through Higher Education
The women of Delta Xi Phi
realize that scholarship is important. We are at the University of Illinois to
succeed academically and receive a degree. As a result, we participate in study
hours and also award sisters with high or improved grade point averages.
Collectively we strive to achieve academic success as we realize that when we
access our true potential we get the most out of the collegiate experience. We
also make it a priority to attend/host scholarship and educational events
hosted by different sites on campus including the Career Center and Leadership Center. Individually, many of our sisters have participated in mentor programs, acted as tutors, and are members of honor societies.
Increasing Multicultural Awareness
As a multicultural sisterhood, we embrace the diversity of each of our members, as well as those in the world as a whole. Many people mistake the term "multicultural" to mean "Many races", however it means many ideas, many beliefs, many ways of life, etc. We encourage others to embrace culture by hosting, co-sponsoring, and attending many multicultural events for the UIUC community such as chai tea nights, henna socials, cultural film screenings, book discussions, multicultural awareness workshops, and other fun events to increase a diverse cultural understanding.
What is culture?
Culture is the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also : the characteristic features of everyday existence shared by people in a place or time (i.e. popular culture; social culture). It is also the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. ( Merriam Webster Dictionary)
All Delta Xi Phi sisters are required to complete 10 hours of community service per semester, however all of our sisters are happy to go beyond the requirement! Many of our sisters are members of service organizations on campus. Our national philanthropy is the American Cancer Society while our chapter philanthropy is the March of Dimes. During the year we host various fundraisers to both raise awareness of these charities, as well as raise support. The biggest fundraiser we've participated in as a chapter is Relay for Life, an event hosted by the American Cancer Society and Colleges Against Cancer. Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. We've also participated in a number of other service opportunities including Walk MS (raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis), Kids' Day at the Champaign Library, AsiaFest at the Japan House, Valentines for SWANN Center, and many more!
Our sisterhood begins once
you become an associate member and continues for life. In our sisterhood, you'll find lifelong friends and relationships that last beyond the four years
of college. Our close-knit sisterhood is formed from our passion for our pillars and desire to spread it. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a friend to share a
laugh with, you'll know that you can call on any of your sisters!
Just as we are friends
within our sisterhood, we also extend our friendship beyond our own circle. Throughout the year we do our best to co-sponsor and
host events with different organizations on campus. One of
our biggest events that we hold each Spring is our Greek Unity Dinner. For this
event we co-sponsor with at least 3 organizations-- representing each of the
Greek Councils (Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Black Greek
Council, and United Greek Council). We cook dinner for each attending
organization, free of cost, in extending a hand of friendship.