In 1893, ten young women at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois shared the vision of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women and a responsibility to the community. Their dream became Alpha Xi Delta, one of the oldest women’s fraternities in the United States. Alpha Xi Delta is proud of its rich history and lasting impact on both its members and the National Panhellenic Conference. In fact, Alpha Xi Delta’s first NPC Chairman wrote the Panhellenic Creed, which all members of NPC recite on college campuses today. Through their membership in Alpha Xi Delta, our bold and talented sisters are inspired to realize their potential. These women are genuine, life-long friends who are involved on their campuses and in their communities, and are dedicated to inspiring the lives of others. The Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was founded at Cornell in 1918.