Delta Chi Xi

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity (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]

Delta Chi Xi
ΔΧΞ
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FoundedApril 20, 2010; 10 years ago (2010-04-20)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
TypeProfessional, Scholarship, Service
EmphasisDance
ScopeNational
MottoLive,
Love,
Dance
Colors  royal purple
  teal
SymbolSun & Spiral
Chapters United States 7 active collegiate, 1 active alumni
Colonies United States 1
NicknamesDCX, Chi Xis
Dance, Academics
and Service
Headquarters3218 Hiddenwood Lane
Burlington, North Carolina 27215
USA
Websitewww.deltachixi.org

HistoryEdit

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. On November 12, 2013 Delta Chi Xi was officially accepted into the Professional Fraternity Association, making it the first and only fraternity for collegiate dance students in the association.

FoundersEdit

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.

SymbolsEdit

Delta Chi Xi's colors are royal purple and teal. Purple is symbolic of royalty, 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 depicted by a silhouette of a dancer in a 'C jump' pose with 14 spirals as sun rays to represent the 14 original charter members.

MissionEdit

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:

  • Personal Health Awareness
  • Outreach & Service through Dance and Humanities
  • International Studies and Programs
  • Networking & Career Exploration
  • Technique & Professional Training
  • Education of the Arts

OrganizationEdit

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

ChaptersEdit

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc. is divided into six 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]
Zeta Morgan State University Maryland November 7, 2015[9]
Eta Northern Kentucky University Kentucky December 9, 2018[10]

National boardEdit

  • Kara J. Wade, Founder & National Advisor
  • Tarayjah Hoey-Gordon, National President
  • Brianna Forbes, National Vice President and Secretary
  • Adrienne de Prima, National House Representative and Treasurer
  • Zack Fryman, National Public Relations Officer

National conferenceEdit

Delta Chi Xi hosts a national conference, DanCe fluX, every year at the University of Maryland.[11][12] The conference includes master classes taught by guest artists, activities for fellowship among brothers of different chapters, and a dance concert.[13]

  • 2015 College Park, MD
  • 2016 College Park, MD

Notable alumniEdit

  • Jeffrey Page, choreographer and dancer - awarded honorary membership in 2015[14]
  • Asiel Hardison, commercial dancer - awarded honorary membership in 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Our Mission & Purpose". Delta Chi Xi. Retrieved 1 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Our History & Foundation". Delta Chi Xi. Retrieved 1 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Dance | Majors | UNCG Admissions". Uncg.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Student Organizations at Morehead State University" (PDF). Moreheadstate.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "MRP-DEMTC_AGR_2014.02-20140331111519". umd.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "DCX Dance Fraternity".
  7. ^ "Events Listings: FREE Line Dance Class". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Elon Student Organizations: Spring 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-04-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Delta Chi Xi Community Presentation". Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  10. ^ "Delta Chi Xi Facebook page".
  11. ^ "Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Conference - UMD School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies".
  12. ^ "Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Conference - The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center".
  13. ^ "DCX Dance Fraternity".
  14. ^ "DCX Dance Fraternity".

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