Xi Beta, Eastern Kentucky University

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About Xi Beta Chapter

Xi Beta was founded on September 11, 1982 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. We've been around 35 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 13. We currently have a total of 77 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.23! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 6001 service hours and $5206.77!

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Xi Beta Chapter (Eastern Kentucky University) honors veterans, raising $3,000 for Honor Flight

On Friday, September 15, 2017, the Xi Beta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University hosted its first annual Honor Run 5K.

The chapter raised $3,000 to donate to Honor Flight, which covers the cost to send seven war veterans to Washington D.C. to view the historic war monuments housed in the nation's capital in tribute to those who have fought for our freedom.

"On Saturday morning," said Hailey Shelman, LAMP Editor and Historian, "we had the pleasure of getting to meet and talk to veterans that fought for our freedom, along with presenting them with the money donated to them. We have been going to Honor Flight each semester, for the past four years, and each year continues to get better. This is such a heartwarming experience and we are so glad Delta Zeta has given us the opportunity to be a part of something so amazing!"

Hannah Eagle, Xi Beta Chapter, receives Eastern Kentucky's Panhellenic New Member of the Year Award

Hannah Eagle, now the Secretary of the Xi Beta Chapter at   Eastern Kentucky University, received the Panhellenic New Member of the Year distinction as a member of the Fall 2016 new member class.

"We are all so proud of Hannah," said Hailey Shelman, LAMP Editor and Historian. "She represents Delta Zeta and Greek Life so well!"

Alumna Lora Perkins Snider, Eastern Kentucky - Xi Beta, gives back graciously to her chapter

Lora enjoys a day at Keeneland in Kentucky with her Delta Zeta sisters.

Lora Perkins Snider is an alumna of the Xi Beta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University. She is a former financial adviser who has given more than 25 years of service to Delta Zeta.

In college, Lora never considered herself to be a sorority girl but decided to give it a try after talking to a friend. She became a founding member of the Xi Beta Chapter in 1981, and the chapter was officially installed in 1982.

“We fit in well with the university and recruited top members,” said Lora. Her favorite part of being a collegiate member was the sisterhood events. “Living together was fun and that experience pulled everyone together as a group.”

Lora graduated with a business degree in 1984. She then moved to New York and worked for four years in retail management. She moved back to Kentucky and became the Executive Director of University Business Services at EKU in 1989.

She became the financial advisor for Xi Beta starting in the mid-1990s. It was a perfect fit for her because it flowed through EKU accounting, which is a department she worked with. She went on to serve as College Chapter Director for four years starting in 2006. She eventually went back to serving as financial advisor.

Lora keeps in touch with her pledge class. They have had several reunions and she also located her little sister, who was residing in Canada. The charter members try to get together at least once a year, typically at Keeneland in Kentucky for horse racing.

For many years, Lora has hosted the bid day cookout for Xi Beta Chapter. “Those are always fun," she said. "The first time we held the picnic, all of the women sat in a circle and stated their pledge year. They laughed when we got to mine!”

Lora said alumnae involvement is very rewarding, and she loves getting to know the collegiate members. She is married and has two daughters, one of which is an alumna member of Delta Zeta at EKU.

The Xi Beta Chapter is thankful to Lora Snider for graciously giving her time to Delta Zeta over the years!

Brittany Ellis, Philanthropy Chairman for the Xi Beta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University, receives Kentucky Press Association Award
June 10, 2016

Brittany Ellis, Philanthropy Chairman for the Xi Beta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University, received the first place Kentucky Press Association Award for a newspaper story she wrote."Receiving a KPA award as an intern meant so much to me because it showed that I am a true writer and journalist. It was a big accomplishment for me."
Xi Beta Chapter (Eastern Kentucky University) welcomes alumnae for special event
April 25, 2016

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The Xi Beta Chapter hosted a Keeneland alumnae event on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Alumnae and collegiate members gathered for a day of food and fun.