Alpha Xi Delta was founded on Aprl 17, 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illnois. Alpha Xi Delta is one of the older women's fraternities and it was one of ten founding sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference. Currently, there are over 150,000 initiated members and over 120 chapters across the United States. Because of Alpha Xi Delta's constitution, they are one of few sororities that can accept graduate as well as undergraduate students. Notable alumnae inlcude: Verna Kay Gibson (1st female CEO of Fortune 500 Co), Betsey Johnson (fashion designer) and Jan Davis (astronaut).