As a national organization, Alpha Xi Delta, is founded upon scholarship. As a Chapter, we are committed to supporting and inspiring our sisters to realize their full potential academically. While our sisters study vastly different subjects planning to become noble professions such as teachers and professors, to our science oriented sisters planning to serve as doctors, P.A.’s, nurses, or researchers, all have one thing in commo; a commitment to excellence.
From the beginning of our founding sisters as new collegians knew how important education was and so we continue to emphasize the importance of this as we ask all sisters to have a high GPA in order to become a member. We ask all sisters to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5, with most of our members having above the all women’s college average of a 3.0. All of our Executive Board members must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA in order to serve in a leadership position.
Our chapter strives to foster this atmosphere of academic excellence by providing a mentorship program through Big Sisters and Little Sisters, study hours, group study sessions, we also offer celebratory prizes for sisters who receive A’s on exams and papers through a raffle for gift cards. We also help sisters connect to on campus resources if they are struggling academically, as FAU offers many free tutoring resources. If we have a sister who falls below the expected GPA, we place her on academic probation. This probation asks her to step away from our fundraising and social activities, to give her the opportunity to bring her GPA back up. We treat this period very seriously and do everything we can to see our sisters are reinstated to full membership after their probationary period.
While the education we receive in the classroom is very important, we also believe in the professional development education our chapter offers to sisters outside of the classroom. We are dedicated to this and have a leadership position dedicated to it, our Membership Development Director. We plan for each sister to realize her potential both in and outside of the classroom while she is an active member and to graduate ready to successfully impact her community, the industry she enters, and ultimately the world.