As Alpha Xi Deltas at the University of Northern Iowa, we are made up of a diverse group of women. Despite our differences we all share a common goal of prioritizing academics and striving for success in our future careers! Along with our love for sisterhood and service is our dedication to academics. We push each other to work hard in school through group study dates and study night sisterhoods, sharing notes and knowledge, having study buddies within the same major and ultimately motivating each other to be the best version of ourselves. To motivate our sisters to go that extra mile in their classes we have a few incentives for them to be successful. Every week at our chapter meeting a Brilliant Bear is given to the sister that has shown the most dedication and hard work towards their academics. Along with receiving the Brilliant Bear is our points systems, sisters can earn study points on assignments, tests, and quizzes that they have done well on. These points go towards prizes earned at the annual study auction during the spring semester. These incentives ultimately help our sisters to strive for academic success! Our sisters exceed academically with thanks to these opportunities within Alpha Xi Delta. Our chapter average GPA is 3.53 which is one of the highest within the community! We strive for excellence within academics and that is reflected within our members.