National History

Founding Sisters “Diamantes”

DELTA XI PHI sorority was founded April 20th, 1994 on the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign campus, by fifteen young women. These women recognized a need for an organization that appreciated the different cultures present on their college campus. Multicultural awareness, as well as community service, the empowerment of women in higher education, friendship and sisterhood were also important aspects of DELTA XI PHI.

In the spring of 1992, two different groups of women who were seeking to establish a new sorority at UIUC learned of each other’s intentions. The two groups organized a meeting where they discussed their goals and aspirations. They surprisingly overlapped and so these women unanimously decided to work together toward their common goal and the two groups merged. They decided to temporarily call themselves “Women for the Advancement of a Multicultural Society (WAMS). Several sororities on other college campuses were contacted with the intention of establishing a chapter at the UIUC campus . However, none of those had everything that was wanted by the “WAMS”.

Finally, on April 20th, 1993, after almost a year of searching for a sorority and much frustration, the women of WAMS made a decision to stop looking for other sororities and to commence their quest of founding their own. Three women from WAMS were designated pledge educators and helped the other twelve women’s dream of founding a sorority become a reality. They went through a year-long process during which they developed a strong bond of sisterhood.

The foundation of their sorority began with meetings where they discussed and voted upon its letters, colors, mascot, flower, and stone. On April 20, 1994 the members of WAMS were no longer just the women of WAMS, they were to be forever known as the founding mothers of DELTA XI PHI Sorority. (History recorded by Founding Mother Elia Morales)

On February 6th, 1998, Delta Xi Phi Sorority became an incorporated entity and changed its name to be read: Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. In this way all may know that for which we stand.

Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. is also a proud founding member of the National Multicultural Greek Council.


Untouchables (Founding Gamma Sisters)

Chapter History:                  GAMMA Associate Chapter @ MSU, Starkville

On October 7, 1998, a group of ten strong and determined young women formally came together to put into action their desire to begin a chapter of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. at Mississippi State University. These women realized the need for a diverse organization that would promote multiculturalism and unity at Mississippi State University. They did not want to focus merely on social events, but these ladies wanted to serve the community, promote higher education for women, increase multicultural awareness/tolerance, and to bring women of differing backgrounds together in sisterhood and friendship. As a new Greek organization on campus, there were numerous trials and tribulations that were endured from outside influences, but these women pursued their goal with determination. After successfully creating the path to a diverse sisterhood at Mississippi State University, the Gamma Colony officially extended the family of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority by becoming the Glamorous Gamma Associate Chapter on December 4, 1998