"Founder Lewie Strong Taylor, who designed our Quill badge, received part of her design inspiration from the quote 'The pen is mightier than the sword,' which acknowledges Alpha Xi Delta’s commitment to academic excellence." (The Quill, Spring 2008)
Alpha Xi Delta continues to recognize that college students' primary focus should be academics. In accordance with our motto, our chapter provides a strong academic program to ensure that each member realizes her potential as a student.
There are also scholarships available on the local and national levels via the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation. The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation provides scholarships, grants and awards to support Alpha Xi Deltas members, educational programs, and other non-profit organizations.
Throughout its existence, the Foundation has advanced Alpha Xi Delta's commitment to women's higher education. Today, the Foundation administers 40 scholarship funds available to Alpha Xi Delta’s collegiate and alumnae members.