Since DXP's pillars are open to interpretation and shaped by our own personal experiences, we had current and former sisters write examples of what our values mean to them.
On April 20, 1994, 15 women at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign founded Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. These women chose five pillars upon which to build and guide the sorority: increasing multicultural awareness, advancement of women through higher education, community service, sisterhood, and friendship. Throughout the years, these pillars have attracted smart, ambitious, and passionate women to come together to promote the values and ideals of the sisterhood. Today our national sorority consists of 17 chapters nationwide, including chapters in Illinois, California, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Alabama, Maryland, and Michigan. It is one of the largest, fasted growing Multicultural sororities in USA.
Colors: Navy Blue and Maroon
Flower: Yellow Rose of Texas
Mascot: White Bengal Tiger
Stone: White Diamond
Motto: What's possible has been done. What's impossible must be done.
Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams." –Eleanor Roosevelt
National Philanthropy: American Cancer Society
Increasing Multicultural Awareness: Multiculturalism constitutes several cultural groups within a society, literally. However, these cultural groups go beyond grouping ethnic groups. Multiculturalism is multifaceted, multi-dimensional, which allows for the integration of cultures whether ethnic, social, religious, etc. Our sisterhood aims to educate and bring awareness to multiculturalism by emphasizing a positive attitude towards cultural differences in effort to promote cultural tolerance and competency within our community.
Advancement of Women through Higher Education: Delta Xi Phi promotes the advancement of women through higher education and actively supports its members in all of their academic pursuits. At a rigorous school like Hopkins, it is such a joy to bump into a sister at the library, to share a class, or to study together. We hold study hours to ensure our academic success, and pass along textbooks and notes. Our sisters have thrived at Hopkins, where we have won the Highest Greek GPA Award in past years.
Community Service: Each year we hold a fundraiser to benefit our philanthropy, the American Cancer Society. We have attended Relay for Life, hosted Penny Wars, held bake sales, organized an ovarian cancer awareness event, and participated in Breastival, a local breast cancer awareness fundraiser by the Asian-interest sorority aKDPhi.
Sisterhood: According to the Merriam-Webster English Dictionary, sisterhood (n.) is defined as "the close relationship among women based on shared experiences, concerns, etc." However, a dictionary definition cannot fully encompass the scope of sisterhood. Instead, each sister has a different definition of sisterhood, defined by the amalgamation of events she has witnessed and experienced and what she has learned from them.
Sisterhood is dashing over to a sister's apartment at 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day to help her with her computer project… and having one of the best Valentine’s Days ever!
Sisterhood is staying in the library until 3 a.m. with a fellow sister and not leaving until you’ve both finished the assignment.
Sisterhood is finding your ultimate life role model in an alumna who graduated from your chapter ten years ago but still stays involved with the sorority.
Sisterhood is giving each other constructive criticism on our actions so we can all improve ourselves… even if the words may sting a little.
Sisterhood is knowing that whatever happens to you, there will always be sisters there for you who have your back and love you unconditionally.
Sisterhood is life. Sisterhood is love. Sisterhood is all of the experiences above… and more.
Friendship: Without friendship, a sorority would not be fun. One of the reasons that friendships exists is for you to enjoy it. It is the desire for more of the laughter and silliness that you see when sisters chat with each other, which fuels you through the challenges of becoming a sister. Without friendship, DXP would not encourage you to embrace what makes you unique. A sister from another chapter once said, “We accept you as you are; we don’t want you to change.” When friendship combines with sisterhood, your love comes out more as an enthusiastic desire than as a duty. Our sisters also extend their friendship towards others on campus. We have organized brunches with other small sororities on campus, such as Asian-interest sororities aKDPhi and SOPi. Our friendship with other groups allows us to collaborate with them for more programs and fundraisers. DXP without friendship would be like baking a cake without sugar. It is what makes staying in a sorority worthwhile.