Alpha Xi Delta proudly supports Autism Speaks. The world's largest autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Alpha Xi Delta college chapters and alumnae associations across the country are committed to raising autism awareness in their communities and fundraising in support of Autism Speaks. In particular, our chapters and associations work to support Autism Speaks’ signature fundraising and awareness event, Walk Now for Autism. With one in 150 children diagnosed with autism and no known cure, Alpha Xi Deltas are committed to improving the lives of children and families affected by autism.
Chill by the Grill
Chill by the Grill is our annual spring barbecue to benefit our national philanthropy. Sisters, their friends, and many members of the Cornell community come out for good food and socializing. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales, and other contributions go to Autism Speaks. We're proud to host such an incredible event that allows our sisters and guests to enjoy the spring weather while supporting a great cause!
Light it Up Blue
April is Autism Awareness Month. On April 2nd we wear blue with Alpha Xi Deltas around the world to honor National Autism Awareness Day. Also throughout the month, we light our house up blue to spread awareness of autism.