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Chapter History


Alpha Xi Delta - A South Dakota Tradition

Alpha Xi Delta's Epsilon Chapter was installed at the University of South Dakota on June 15, 1903. As the fifth chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, we are one of the oldest continuously open chapters of Alpha Xi Delta nationwide. Alpha Xi Delta was also the first Greek letter organization in the state of South Dakota and was the first women's Greek-letter fraternity at the University of South Dakota.



Home is where our story begins...

214.N Plum Street has been the home away from home for thousands of young women in the Epsilon chapter. It acts as a foundation for our sisterhood and exemplifies our goals and values. We want our current and future sisters of Epsilon to be successful during their time here at the University of South Dakota. 

Home of Epsilon 1935-2017

Home of Epsilon August 2018


Alpha Xi Delta has a rich and strong history and tradition in South Dakota.  Our membership spans nearly 114 years and 11 decades of sisterhood.  Today, there are 4 generations and thousands of initiated sisters living all over the nation that started their Alpha Xi Delta journey right here at the University of South Dakota. Are you ready to leave your legacy?

Here are a few throwbacks!