Alpha Xi Delta initiates new sisters; Announces Founders’ Day event: Sets events for Autism Awareness

April 4, 2012

On April 17 Alpha Xi Delta’s Iota Mu chapter will celebrate its seventh anniversary.

The sisters will observe the date with a special ceremony, a game night and ice cream.

The event will be held in Alpha Xi Delta’s lounge.

The women’s fraternity was added to the four other sororities at Lycoming College.

The original founders on campus were in a group known as SIG (Sorority Interest Group). This group of students found Alpha Xi Delta and knew that it was perfect for the campus and for them.

The founders of the Iota Mu chapter understood what Alpha Xi Delta stands for and knew that they were ready to realize their potential.

Karissa Brown Tumbush was Iota Mu’s first president and now is assistant adviser of the chapter.

April also is Autism Awareness month and the sorority is planning Light It Up Blue in recognition of its
philanthropy, Autism Speaks.

Plans are to ask other Greek organizations as well as clubs on campus to participate in a contest to help with making the college blue.

According to Samara Santos, philanthropy chairwoman, teams will be asked to donate $5 to enter the contest. The winning team will be determined April 13 and will receive a prize.

The sorority also is selling Autism ribbons and donation cards.

The AmaXing Challenge will be held on April 14.

On April 21, sisters plan to participate in a walk to benefit Autism Speaks.

The chapter is planning a senior ceremony and senior willing on April 15.