Delta Chi Xi

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Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc.
ΔΧΞ
DeltaChiXiSunAndScroll.jpeg
Founded April 20, 2010; 5 years ago (2010-04-20)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Type Professional, Scholarship, Service
Motto Live,
Love,
Dance
Colors ‹See Tfm›     royal purple, ‹See Tfm›     teal
Symbol Sun & Spiral
Chapters  United States 5 Active
Headquarters 3218 Hiddenwood Lane
Burlington, North Carolina, USA
Homepage www.deltachixi.org

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Incorporated (ΔΧΞ), more commonly referred to as Delta Chi Xi, is a co-ed honorary professional fraternity and member of the Professional Fraternity Association organized to acknowledge academic excellence, serve the community, and share the art of dance among fellow students.[1]


History[edit]

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc. was founded in the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on April 20, 2010. The organization was established as an Honorary Dance Society by Kara J. Wade, Jennifer R. Cheek, and Kristina M. Rogers and was officially founded by Kara J. Wade and Jennifer R. Cheek under the advising of UNCG Dance Department Faculty member Robin Gee. Later it was transformed from an Honors Society into an Honors Fraternity and then a Professional Fraternity.[2] Delta Chi Xi was officially incorporated on October 20, 2011 by the North Carolina Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall.

Founders[edit]

Delta Chi Xi was officially founded by Kara J. Wade, Jennifer R. Cheek, and Kristina M. Rogers under the guidance of Robin Gee. The fourteen original charter members were Jennifer Cheek, Whitleigh Cook, Molly Derrickson, Lauren Drake, Rebekah Gonzalez, Joy Kelly, Andrea Lalley, Ann Brady Lewis, Margaret Moncure, Meredith Shaver, Carrie Simpson, Kristi Townsend, Kara Wade, and Ruth Ward.

Symbols[edit]

Delta Chi Xi's colors are royal purple and teal. Purple represents royalty and symbolizes power, nobility, and ambition; it is also associated with wisdom and creativity. Teal represents sophistication, uniqueness, guidance and leadership.

The official symbol of Delta Chi Xi is a combined sun and spiral to represent the unity and connection between dance, service, and academics. The sun is presented by a silhouette of a dancer in a 'C jump' pose with 14 spirals as sun rays to represent the 14 original charter members. The sun is the hopeful beam of light which will enlighten the nation about the beautiful art form of dance and how to express one's inner feelings.

The common term for the official hand symbol of Delta Chi Xi is "decks".

Mission[edit]

The official Statement of Purpose of Delta Chi Xi:

"Dance is an avenue and pathway that can be seen and appreciated, our mission is to create a social network between passionate artists and educators of the arts; to inform and educate students about the arts and challenge them to reach out to the world through the gift of dance; to create a well-rounded individual; to fully understand the concept of dance as a physical embodiment of the whole self rather than solely a technical challenge to master; to challenge students to reach out in each of the components that make up the organization; to connect an appreciation for cultural diversity."[1]

The official Mission Statement of Delta Chi Xi:

"Our purpose is to create a connection between passionate artists and educators of this art to merge talent and scholarship, and to establish a network among these individuals. We have a mission to inform and educate students about dance, and to challenge them to reach out to the world through their gift and ability to serve.

We strive to: create a well-rounded individual; to help someone fully understand the concept of dance as a physical embodiment of the whole self rather than solely a technical challenge to master; to challenge students to reach out in each of the components that make up the organization; and to connect an appreciation for cultural diversity."

Delta Chi Xi hosts workshops, programs, and free dance classes for the community, and volunteers to assist any areas of need in the community. Delta Chi Xi's goals and purpose are organized into a Six POINTE Program:

  • P ersonal Health Awareness
  • O utreach & Service through Dance and Humanities
  • I nternational Studies and Programs
  • N etworking & Career Exploration
  • T echnique & Professional Training
  • E ducation of the Arts

Organization[edit]

Delta Chi Xi is currently divided into five different chapters.[2]

Chapters[edit]

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc. is divided into five active college chapters. The official alumnae chapter, The North Carolina Alumni Chapter, was chartered on April 22, 2012. The following is a list of chapters of Delta Chi Xi:

Collegiate Chapter University State/Province Charter
Alpha University of North Carolina at Greensboro North Carolina April 20, 2010[3]
Beta Morehead State University Kentucky November 13, 2011[4]
Gamma University of Maryland Maryland May 8, 2012[5]
Delta Coppin State University Maryland November 4, 2012[6][7]
Epsilon Elon University North Carolina November 24, 2013[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Our Mission & Purpose". Delta Chi Xi. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History & Foundation". Delta Chi Xi. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dance | Majors | UNCG Admissions". Uncg.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Student Organizations at Morehead State University" (PDF). Moreheadstate.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ "MRP-DEMTC_AGR_2014.02-20140331111519". umd.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.deltachixi.org/#!history
  7. ^ "Events Listings: FREE Line Dance Class". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Elon Student Organizations: Spring 2014". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

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