Xi Beta’s annual Christmas donation program works in conjunction with the Stanford Bookstore and the Family Giving Tree, one of the largest Christmas donation organizations in California. By donating a gift from a child’s wish list or buying certain gifts from the Bookstore, Stanford affiliates have the opportunity to fulfill the wishes and needs of those who would otherwise go without during the holiday season.
Xi Beta began the 2009, 2010, and 2012 school years with a candid discussion among Stanford women to help freshmen become accustomed to social life on and off campus. Pillow Talk focused specifically on women’s sexual and emotional health and safety while dating and in relationships. Each year, the event consisted of a panel of students with ranging experiences as college women and two guest speakers presenting information on healthy relationships and how to maintain them.
AKA Dating Game
Over the years, Xi Beta has hosted AKA Dating Game, modeled after the popular television show The Dating Game. As college men and women compete to win all-expense-paid dates with our mystery contestants, we attempt to dispel the myth that dating at Stanford does not exist.
Reaching out to the community through service has always been a priority to ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. As members of Xi Beta, we implement fun and creative community service events for Stanford affiliates to have the opportunity to give back to their surrounding community. As the years pass and the focus of Alpha Kappa Alpha continuously evolves, Xi Beta’s community service efforts continue to grow as well.
Emerging Young Leaders
We have joined forces with our graduate chapter, Rho Delta Omega (RDO), and implemented an Emerging Young Leaders program for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at César Chávez Elementary School in East Palo Alto, California. One Tuesday of each month, we meet with the young ladies not only to focus on components of the program, such as civic engagement, but also to make the components relevant and possible for them to achieve. We are constantly providing our middle school girls with opportunities to give back to their very community, such as through designing and ultimately distributing care packages. Our goal is that through the Emerging Young Leaders program we are able to increase the middle schoolers’ awareness of the opportunities available to them. As residents of a historically disadvantaged and underserved community, it is important that the Xi Beta-RDO Emerging Young Leaders program makes a difference by assisting these girls in becoming leaders of their community and globally in order to make their own difference.
Tutoring with BUILD
During the 2009-2010 school year, members of Xi Beta volunteered at the BUILD (Business United n Investing, Lending, and Development) homework center in East Palo Alto . BUILD is a non-profit organization designed to equip high school students with entrepreneurial experience. Xi Beta’s energy included assisting these students in various academic subjects and serving as positive role models for the students.