Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 20, 1994, on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus by 15 strong and determined young women. Longing for diversity at UIUC, these women wanted to establish a sisterhood that embraced all ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual preferences and financial backgrounds. In the spring of 1992, two different groups of women who were seeking to establish a sorority at UIUC learned of each other's intentions. The two groups merged and were known as Women for the Advancement of a Multicultural Society (WAMS). WAMS contacted several sororities on other college campus about establishing a chapter at UIUC. However, none of the sororities possessed what WAMS desired. On April 20, 1993, WAMS decided to stop looking at other sororities and start one of their own. The women of WAMS went though a year-long pledge process during which a strong bond of sisterhood and friendship was formed. One year later, WAMS became the founding mothers of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority.
In March of 2002, former UA Dean of Students Tom Strong sent a mass e-mail to undergraduate women who were interested in joining a sorority that embraced all colors, creeds, backgrounds and cultures. From this meeting, a group of roughly 25 women came together to bring a diverse sisterhood to The University of Alabama.
They decided to name themselves Uniting Capstone Women (UCW). After much research on national multicultural sororities, the women of UCW voted to bring a chapter of Delta Xi Phi to campus. In January of 2003, a split occurred in UCW due to differing points of view.
Seven women continued to pursue the pillars and values of Delta Xi Phi while another group decided to start a Greek organization of their own. On February 22, 2003, the seven women formed the Kappa Colony of Delta Xi Phi with a vision for change. After weeks of hard work and dedication, the women were revealed as the Kappa Chapter of Delta Xi Phi at 9:10 p.m. on May 3, 2003.
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