Our Pillars

- Advancement of Women Through Higher Education
- Community Service
- Sisterhood
- Friendship
- Raising Multicultural Awareness

Our Symbols

Stone: Diamond
Mascot: White Bengal Tiger
Colors: Navy Blue & Maroon
Flower: Yellow Rose of Texas
Motto: What's possible has been done, what's impossible must be done.
Quote: "The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Our Purpose

The multicultural sorority of Delta Xi Phi was formed so women from all walks of life could join together and form a diverse sisterhood.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for collegiate women and the community by recognizing each others' unique qualities and by building upon them. Increasing multicultural awareness, sisterhood, friendship, community service, and the advancement of women through higher education are the pillars upon which we base our organization.

Heightened multicultural awareness is essential in order to decrease the obstacles between different cultures and creeds. We have dedicated ourselves to improving these conditions for the edification of all women.

About Delta Xi Phi

National Herstory

Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 20th, 1994 on the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign campus, by fifteen young women. These women recognized a need for an organization that appreciated the different cultures present on their college campuses. Multi-cultural awareness, as well as community service, the empowerment of women in higher education, friendship and sisterhood were also important aspects of DELTA XI PHI.

In the spring of 1992, two different groups of women who were seeking to establish a new sorority at "UIUC" learned of each other's intentions. The two groups organized a meeting where they discussed their goals and aspirations. They surprisingly overlapped and so these women unanimously decided to work together toward their common goal and the two groups merged. They decided to temporarily call themselves "Women for the Advancement of a Multi-cultural Society (WAMS). Several sororities on other college campuses were contacted with the intention of establishing a chapter at the U of I campus. However, none of those had everything that was wanted by the "WAMS".

Finally, on April 20th, 1993, after almost a year of searching for a sorority and much frustration, the women of WAMS made a decision to stop looking for other sororities and to commence their quest of founding their own. Three women from WAMS's were designated pledge educators and helped the other twelve women's dream of founding a sorority become a reality. They went through a year-long pledging process during which they developed a strong bond of sisterhood.

The foundation of their sorority began with meetings where they discussed and voted upon its letters, colors, mascot, flower, and stone. On April 20, 1994 the members of WAMS were no longer just the women of WAMS's, they were to be forever known as the founding mothers of DELTA XI PHI Sorority. (History recorded by Founding Mother Elia Morales) On February 6th, 1998, Delta Xi Phi Sorority became an incorporated entity and changed its name to be read: Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. In this way, all may know for that which we stand.

Chapter Herstory

The Iota Associate chapter of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc, was founded March 21st, 2002 at 12:45 A.M. The Iota Associate Chapter is the first Delta Xi Phi Chapter on the east coast of the United States and resides at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The interest process began in the fall semester of 2000, when Betty Y. Alban took the initiative to organize an interest group to bring the multicultural sisterhood of Delta Xi Phi onto the UMass campus. One of the most committed women that Betty recruited early in the process was Tanisha R. Wilson.

Together, they were devoted, for several months, to form a stable and reliable interest group. On May 12, 2001, Delta Xi Phi sister, Chela Spaagaren, credited seven ladies to be the Official Interest Group. Though, only the most dedicated to all the five pillars, for which Delta Xi Phi stands for, were honored with associate membership on November 30th, 2001.

The associate members, Betty Yessenia Alban, Yevgeniya Idit Gorlovsky, Maya Perepelitky, and Tanisha Renee Wilson were initially inducted as the Kappa Colony, but later reassigned as Iota.

Beta sister and National Delta Xi Phi President, Guillermina Sanchez-Alfaro, educated these women through their new member process. It was at California State University-Chico, that the Beta Associate Chapter sisters proudly initiated Ms. Alban, Ms. Gorlovsky, Ms. Perepelitsky, and Ms. Wilson as the founding sisters of the ninth associate chapter of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

The D-Xirable founding sisters of the Iota Associate Chapter would like to thank the following people for their support and encouraging words in founding Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority at the University of Massachusetts.

Guillermina Sanchez-Alfaro
Chela - Rene A. Spaagaren
Gisella Zuniga - Every Woman's Center
Jon Farr - Greek Advisor
Chris Carey - Pi Lambda Phi brother
Michael Wiseman - Greek Affairs
and dearest friends N. DeAngelis and A. Schepp