The history of the Alpha Xi Delta, Iota Eta chapter is like no other. On April 2003 National Headquarters established the chapter at the University of Texas at El Paso. By this time the ideals and vision of the ten founders of Alpha Xi Delta had been developing and growing for 110 years. The group of young ladies that colonized the chapter was brave. These women had previously worked hard to not only found their own local chapter, Delta Epsilon Beta (DEB), but also make it a thriving part of the Greek community on campus. National headquarters noticed similar characteristics between the DEB girls and the 10 original Alpha Xi Delta founders. These girls not only showed determination and perseverance in creating a chapter, but also continued to work to spread their vision with other women through a true sisterhood.
Despite their humble beginning, Iota Eta has met success through its years at the UTEP campus. The chapter constantly exhibits a strong sisterhood and teamwork by participating in Homecoming and Greek Week. The chapter won Homecoming in 2011, 2012 and their division in the 2014 Registered Student Organization Olympics Homecoming festivities. They also placed 2nd in the 2013 Greek Week competition and first during the 2014 Greek Week. Faculty on the UTEP campus has even noticed the dedication that Alpha Xi Delta’s have for everything they involve themselves in. In 2011 as well as 2012 the chapter received the RSO Advisor of the Year and in 2013 Volunteer RSO of the Year. In 2014 the chapter was awarded the Fraternity Sorority Life Sorority of the Year. The ladies of the Iota Eta chapter continue to strive for being a top-notch sister and to overall realize their potential.