On April 20th, 1994, Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was established at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign by our 15 Founding Mothers who saw a need for change within the Greek Community. This year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this beloved sisterhood, our “Silver Jubilee”!
Silver is one of the most versatile metals in alchemy, fitting for an organization who does not fit the mold but adapts to the environment, conquering any obstacles set in our path. It is associated with the traits of inner wisdom and self-reflection. Delta Xi Phi stands steadfast to this day thanks to dedicated members who have utilized their knowledge, their passion, and their ability to rise above to push our mission forward year after year. Silver is also symbolic of attributes such as vision, clarity, and persistence. We, as an organization and sisterhood, are at a pivotal time where the need to empower each other to keep our vision, our pillars, at the focus of all we do so as not to be put down by forces that work against us.
The past 25 years have brought us over 26 chapters with thousands of sisters who stand for Multicultural Awareness, the Advancement of Women Through Higher Education, Community Service, Sisterhood, and Friendship. Sisters who have spent countless hours educating themselves, their sisters, and their communities to engage in and confront social justice issues. Sisters who have donated their time, energy, and money to worthy causes, including our national philanthropy, the American Cancer Society. Sisters who have aided in the accomplishments of those around them and received degrees in diverse areas of study throughout this country. And sisters who have been people who matter to one another- respecting, loving, cherishing, and uplifting all that is beautiful within our unique identities and qualities.
Thank you to our Founding Mothers for being change agents. Thank you to our Founding Sisters all over the country for positively impacting our members and our communities by spreading the values of Delta Xi Phi to others. Thank you to our members, our families, and our supporters for the first 25 years of our great journey as a sisterhood! Thank you to all those will come after us who will continue to shine bright for the next 25 years!
With sisterly love,
Nikita “ADANNA” DeBarros
#58 of the Rho Chapter
Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.