Alpha Xi Delta

Iota Phi at American University

New Member Program

We strive to bring women into our Sisterhood who are going to be leaders, contributors and a Sister in every sense of the word. Real Merit and Worth: The New Member Program was designed with this in mind – enhancing leadership skills, setting goals, understanding who Alpha Xi Delta is at her core and providing opportunities for our newest members to create deep, meaningful relationships with each other, the chapter and our national organization. When you join Alpha Xi Delta you will discover who you really are, all with the help of your Sisters.


My name is Erica, and I am the Member Development Vice President of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta! I oversee a lot of super important parts of the sorority such as academics, ritual, diversity and inclusion, and retreat. However, I would say the most rewarding part of my position is overseeing our wonderful new member process. Last year we welcomed 37 driven, inspiring, hard-working women into our chapter during Formal Recruitment! Since they opened their bids, they have been fully embraced by our sisters through rose dates with older sisters, all-chapter retreat, and sisterhood dinners, just to name a few. It has been an honor to watch them all grow into Alpha Xi and realize their potential as a sorority women. 

My favorite part of the new member process when I was a freshman was getting my Big, Jo. She has been a mentor, friend, roommate, and most of all a true sister. Not once during my time in Alpha Xi have I felt the need to be someone I wasn’t. I have only grown as a leader, woman, and student. I encourage each of you to go through formal recruitment and find a sorority that will provide you with the same experience my Sisters and I have had in Alpha Xi Delta


Meghan Murphy 

Member Development Vice President