Number of Active Chapters: 112
National Founding Date: May 30, 1904
National Founding Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
IWU Founding Date: August 15, 1914
Organization Colors: Red, Buff and Green
Organization Flower: Red & Buff Roses with Green asparagus ferns
Local Chapter Website: iwu.alphagammadelta.org
International Headquarters Website: www.alphagammadelta.org
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Alpha Gamma Delta does not require/offer study hall hours unless members have a cumulative GPA below 3.140 GPA. Members with a GPA under our chapter average will be given a specialized study plan designed to improve their academic standing. We have publish each member's major and minor, and ensure that each member knows who can help them if they are struggling in classes. We encourage studying together in and out of the chapter house, and are always there to help a sister in need.
If a member falls below the required GPA, she is placed on academic probation and is no longer considered in Good Standing. The Vice President Scholarship will meet with her on a weekly basis, discuss her academic progress with professors, and serve as a support system until the member's GPA improves.
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Above prices include all required dues and fees for that indicated members. Apparel and merchandise are not included. Tee shirt prices range from $8.00 - $15.00 each. A total annual estimate of additional purchases is less than $100.00.
Chapter Capacity: 50
Residency Type: Dormers
Our sophomores and juniors are required to live in the chapter house each year. Depending on recruitment numbers each year, we sometimes fill to capacity and need to house some of our members in room blocks in IWU residence halls. The order of living in the house is determined by pledge class order in combination with our academic requirements. All members of our Executive Council must live in the house. Beyond our executive council, the priority for living in house is Chapter Coordinators, Seniors, Remaining members by Initiation Order. New members may live in the chapter housing in order of grade point average when there is space available. Most of our seniors choose to live off-campus, which frees up spots in the house for our sophomores. Housing requirement exceptions have been made in the past for those serving as Resident Assistants.
Members must have a meal plan if they live in house.Our meal plans include 21 meals per week. As part of the meal plan, our residents have access to the kitchen, their food and house leftovers at all times. Our chef is able to accommodate Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Shellfish Allergies, and Peanut and Other Nut Allergies. If there are additional food requirements, our chefs work as best they can to accommodate our members' needs.
Our chapter house has several amenities which include a Study Room with a wireless printer/copier, a Laundry Room with 2 washers and 3 dryers that are free of charge, a Recreation Room with a big screen TV, a Front Parlor Room with a Grand Piano, 12 "bed"rooms with closet space, desk, chair, and shelves, 2 large dormers (sleeping rooms) which are kept dark and cool at all times, an expansive wrap-around porch with porch swing and parking for each resident.
National Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes
National Service Project: The Walk 2010 Challenge, Defeat Diabetes, One Step at a Time
Each January, Alpha Gamma Delta hosts our Casino Night event. All proceeds go to support Juvenile Diabetes research. Throughout the year, our members are given many opportunities to participate in several other service events. Each member is required to either donate $10 for Casino Night or to solicit donations in the community up to that value.
Length: 4 months
Hours Per Week: 4 hours per week
During our new member education program, they receive a New Member handbook and are introduced to the ideals of Alpha Gamma Delta. New members are paired with an initiated member who befriends them and helps them to learn more about the organization. New members attend weekly meetings with our New Member Educator who helps them to learn about AGD and become comfortable with the chapter. Sisterhood events are planned so that the new members may become acquainted with the older members. New members are encouraged to visit the chapter house frequently and spend time with the members for meals, etc. By the end of the new member period, the new members typically have made a strong connection to AGD.
Our International anti-hazing policy can be found by clicking HERE. By following the link you will find our more information about our new member experience and anti-hazing policy. Our Fraternity is also a major proponent of GreekLifeEdu, a nationwide alcohol, hazing and sexual assault awareness program, which all Alpha Gamma Delta new members are required to complete prior to initiation.
Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women that exists to provide opportunities for personal development through the spirit of sisterhood.
We support lifelong learning as a means to gain understanding and wisdom.
We promote the value of fraternal membership and commitment to higher education.
We help prepare members to contribute to the world's work.
We advocate lifetime involvement in Alpha Gamma Delta.
The Alpha Gamma Delta Xi Chapter was founded on Illinois Wesleyan University's campus in 1914 when a local sorority (Pi Delta Theta) joined with Alpha Gamma Delta. It was not until 1927 that sororities at Wesleyan were able to rent chapter houses; previous to this time each group was allocated a room in a campus building for its meetings. With the help of many sorority alumnae, sororities were eventually allowed to purchase chapter houses in 1929. On June 26, 1930, their dream became a reality when the ladies of Xi Chapter became the first sorority on Illinois Wesleyan's campus to buy a house.
The women of Alpha Gamma Delta, Xi Chapter have lived at 1409 N Main since that day, and could not be happier to be there.
In 2010, our chapter was give The Annulet. This is the highest award that an international chapter can get, and ours was one of only 3 chapters in the nation to receive it. This award stands for all around excellence in all areas of chapter operations.