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Sorority Alpha Xi Delta returns to NMSU

After a year of planning to revitalize their chapter on the New Mexico State University campus, national sorority Alpha Xi Delta will conduct recruitment efforts later this month and accept new members to their Theta Omega Chapter.

Announcing a year ago the organization would be returning to the NMSU campus, Alpha Xi Delta representatives reached out to campus organizations, administrators and other Greeks to share Alpha Xi Delta's vision and plans for the Theta Omega Chapter. In Fall of 2008, the Panhellenic council began to develop plans and promotions to bring the sorority back to NMSU.

"This is a great opportunity for women to become part of the Greek community and having a sixth sorority on campus really shows the strength and vitality of Greek life on campus," said Jason Frampton, NMSU greek life coordinator.

Sisters from other Alpha Xi Delta chapters acted as ambassadors helping Alpha Xi Delta navigate the campus and share information with others on the sorority. Since the sorority will begin from scratch, other Greek organizations will lend a hand as Alpha Xi Delta begins its first semester back.

"In the spirit of Greek sisterhood, other sororities will help assist Alpha Xi Delta with their recruitment," Frampton said.

Alpha Xi Delta will begin recruitment with a kick-off event on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Corbett Center Aggie Underground and a Picture Yourself in Alpha Xi Delta event on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Corbett Center Aggie Underground. Alpha Xi Delta will participate in informal recruitment Feb. 3 and 4 and formal recruitment in fall 2009.

Alpha Xi Delta's vision is to inspire women to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service. The national sorority has nearly 150,000 initiated members and has chapters on 112 college campuses.

Any female undergraduates not affiliated with another sorority and who are interested in joining Alpha Xi Delta can contact Sam Solis at ssolis@alphaxidelta.org or (317) 679-7301 or visit www.nmsu.alphaxidelta.org for more information. For more general information on recruitment for this and other sororities, contact Justine Stringer at jstring@nmsu.edu.