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Meet OurMembership Vice President
My name is Stevie Russell and I have the honor of serving as Membership Vice President for the Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. My role is to ensure that all potential new members have the best experience possible when they meet us during recruitment and to work with my recruitment team to ensure the communication line between our chapter and Panhellenic is maintained.
I am so happy that you have chosen to become part of the Auburn Family, but even happier at the potential that you have decided to go greek! Recruitment at Auburn is a thrilling time for all those involved. Although it is easy to become overwhelmed with leaving your home and possibly your friends, recruitment allows girls to find their home away from home. This is certainly true for me and my sisters as we have felt the unconditional love and acceptance offered within the Alpha Xi Delta chapter doors. In a time of uncertainty and transition there is one thing you can be certain of, there is a home here waiting for you at Auburn and we hope to extend that to you in Alpha Xi.
During my own recruitment I was as uncertain as I'm sure many of you now are. As soon as I spoke to the sisters in Alpha Xi, this feeling subsided and I knew that I had found the place I wanted to call home. Upon entering into this chapter I was met with open arms and acceptance. All of the fear I felt during recruitment seems puerile now as I look at the experience I have had in this chapter. Alpha Xi Delta is filled with intentional, kind, and authentic women who embody what it means to be an Alpha Xi Delta woman and inspire me to be better everyday. To be able to experience this bound with a diverse group of woman who are from various backgrounds, majors, states, and interest has made this experience all the better. This diversity and fostering of friendships is what I feel makes our chapter so unique.
I cannot wait to greet each and every one of you and get to know what makes you unique while simultaneously showing you the gracious and kind hearts of our chapter.
What to expect during Recruitment...
Potential New Member Orientation
After you get settled into your new home away from home, you will meet your Pi Chi and the girls in your recruitment group. You will meet with these girls each morning before you start your day! This group is so special and you will be able to lean on them throughout the week.
Ice Water Tea Parties
Ice Water Tea parties are the first round of Recruitment where you get an introduction to every sorority. You will get to watch videos made by each sorority with your Pi Chi. This round is the perfect start to such an exciting week!
Following Ice Water Teas, Philanthropy parties take place over a three-day period. Each chapter will explain their philanthropy and tell you how they get involved throughout the year. What better way to learn more about your potential sisters?
Sisterhood day may be the most exciting and fun round of recruitment! Each chapter room is decorated to show the chapter's personality. The sisters get to show you their favorite things about their chapter! By this point in the week, you should begin to have an idea of where you will call home for the next four years!
Preference parties are the last parties before bid day. They are more serious than the other parties throughout the week. Each chapter will express how their sisterhood has changed their lives and what it means to belong to their sisterhood, so don’t be surprised if you see tears! Although emotions may be running high, everyone will be waiting with smiling faces and open arms to greet you on Bid Day!
Meet Our New Member Educator
My name is Millie Hodge and I am so excited to be serving Alpha Xi Delta and the pledge class of 2022 as New Member Educator. I cannot wait to greet all of our new members this coming fall and feel truly blessed to be given this opportunity to serve the chapter and sisters I love so dearly. The relationships and bonds formed during the new member period are truly so special and I cannot wait to play a role in the creation of these memories that will last a life time.
My role as New Member Educator is to act as a guide during the transition from new member to initiate. I ensure that during this period all new members feel loved, welcomed, and valued as sisters of our chapter. All new members can count on me as their go to person when they need someone to celebrate with, cry with, go on a drive with, walk to class with, study with, and every other moment in between. Although freshman year is filled with incredible new experiences it can also be a difficult season of transition as well. My job as mama bear is to be a friend in every regard of the word to ensure that our new members feel secure in their new home in Auburn and Alpha Xi Delta.
For all Potential New Members who are about to go through recruitment, I would advise you to be confident in yourself and your decisions. Recruitment is a hectic time and you have to make a lot of decisions in a short amount of time. In the moment it can feel overwhelming and it's easy to become emotional when the outcome might not always be what you expected. At the end of the day, everything truly works out the way it's supposed to. Grow where you are planted and the next few years will be some of the best yet.
Effective July 29, 2020, Alpha Xi Delta has eliminated all preferential treatment given to legacies during the recruitment process. The previous policy stated that legacies must be invited through the first round of invitational events. In addition, any legacy who attended the chapter's Preference event had to be placed at the top of the bid list. All chapters will now treat legacies equally to all potential new members during recruitment. Legacies are still defined as any granddaughter, daughter, sister, or niece of an Alpha Xi Delta member in good standing, as well as step- or half-relations resulting from blended or other non-traditional family structures. Potential new members who meet our legacy definition will still be considered a legacy and celebrated after a bid is extended. However, chapters will no longer be permitted to give them preferential treatment throughout the recruitment process.
Auburn Alpha Xi Delta welcomes recommendations, but they are not required.
Alumna can forward all letters of recommendation to the following email address: