Why Alpha Xi Delta?

Why Alpha Xi Delta?

Realize Your Potential. Alpha Xi Delta members across the country are called to action by our vision, and you can be too. Your Alpha Xi Delta Sisters will welcome you, support you and encourage you to be your best in every way.

During college, Alpha Xi Delta will be your home away from home and provide you with the inspiration you need to excel. Our Sisterhood will help you explore your strengths and expand your horizons while enabling you to serve your community, learn life lessons not taught in the classroom, enjoy social events and build genuine, life-long friendships.

After graduation, you can rely on your Alpha Xi Delta affiliation with bold and talented women to help you transition into the “real world” – start your career start your family, start another chapter in your life!

Alpha Xi Delta is inspiration. Find out how we will inspire you!

Letter From Elizabeth DeVries 

and Sam Pike,

Membership Vice Presidents

Welcome to the Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta! We are Alpha Xi Delta’s Membership Vice-Presidents, and we are so excited that you decided to go Greek! Joining the Greek community at Indiana University has been one of the best decisions we have made since our time here at IU began. Every sorority on our campus is unique and has something special to offer. I hope that by going Greek you will find what we found here at Alpha Xi Delta. 

Going through recruitment allowed us to make connections and establish meaningful relationships with not only our sisters, but also the entire Greek system. As we’re both out-of-state students, from Florida and Michigan, we had no idea what IU had to offer and were thrilled when we found Alpha Xi Delta, which allowed for these wonderful women to be our home away from home.

One of the most valuable lessons we have learned and experienced within our sisterhood is how to utilize your strengths, embrace your differences, and learn from others. We took on this large leadership role together and received only positive reinforcement and encouragement from our fellow sisters who strive every day to help each other grow and improve. We have joined a chapter of women who are continuously supportive in every aspect of our lives. 

Alpha Xi Delta is so excited to welcome new women to a home where we value sisterhood, leadership, and service. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to explore every opportunity that the Greek Community has to offer! Please feel free to explore the rest of our website, and if you have any questions you can contact us at axidrecruitmentiu@gmail.com. 


Elizabeth DeVries, 2017 Membership Vice President

Sam Pike, 2017 Membership Vice President


The Process

Click here to learn more about Panhellenic Formal Recruitment 2017.  

Recruitment for the Indiana University Panhellenic Association is a large event with many moving pieces. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the recruitment process!


Formal recruitment for the 2017-2018 school year takes place in January. This year, Potential New Members (PNM) will be required to be back on campus January 3rd, 2018. A more detailed schedule of recruitment can be found here.


To go through the formal recruitment process, a PNM must register to go through recruitment in the fall prior to the spring semester. A PNM must be registered for 12 or more credit hours in the spring semester to register for recruitment. As a requirement to go through recruitment, a PNM must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.80. The GPA the Panhellenic Association at Indiana University uses is the GPA report by the Registrar at Indiana University. However, if you have a special or difficult circumstance that may have contributed to a GPA less than 2.80 and you would still like to be considered for PHA recruitment, contact iupharec@gmail.com. A special evaluation board will consider your case and circumstances, and make an exception if applicable. These excuses include death in a family, personal injury or illness and any other deemed acceptable by the VP of Recruitment.

As a part of the registration process, a PNM will have to pay a $82 non-refundable fee, which covers the cost of recruitment for the Panhellenic Association.


A recommendation letter is a letter signed by an alumna/alumnus recommending an individual for membership into a specific chapter. These are not required or necessary for the recruitment process but are accepted if a PNM would like to submit them! A legacy is a PNM who has a family member, typically a mother, sister, grandmother or aunt, who is a alumni member of a chapter. Please visit each chapter's website to find out how to submit recommendations or legacy information!


A Rho Gamma, or Rho Gam, is a woman from a chapter within the Panhellenic community who is present to help the PNMs through the recruitment process. She is disaffiliated from her chapter, meaning she is not actively a part of her chapter to be unbiased in helping the PNMs. A Rho Gam is present to answer any questions PNMs have, to help in ranking, going from chapter to chapter, and to be there as a support before, during, and after the recruitment process. Below you will find some pictures of the Rho Gammas!


The Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement is a card on which you list, in order of your preference, the sororities from whom you are willing to accept an invitation to membership. National Panhellenic Conference encourages you to list two preferences; however, it is important not to list a sorority that you have no interest in joining. If a potential new member indicates a sorority preference on her card and it matches, she is considered a new member of that sorority. If she then decides that she is not interested and declines that invitation she is not eligible for membership in any other IU sorority for one calendar year from the date of the signing of the MRABA.


Continuous open bidding, commonly referred to as informal recruitment, takes place outside of the formal recruitment process. In the fall, women can go through the individual recruitment process of chapters who are having an informal recruitment in the fall semester. This is only open to women who are sophomores or older. Freshman are not allowed to go through this process. Informal recruitment also takes place after formal recruitment. This is open to all women, freshman and above. 


Below you will find the costs associated for being a new and active member of each chapter. Please be aware that these costs are subject to change in the future.

2016 - 2017 PHA Financial Obligations


Alpha Xi Delta Indiana University 2017 Recruitment Video