Xi Lambda, University of San Francisco

About Xi Lambda Chapter

Xi Lambda was founded on April 23, 1983 at University of San Francisco in Emeryville, CA. We've been around 36 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 10. We currently have a total of 113 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.33! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 235 service hours and $0.00!

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Xi Lambda Chapter members participate in Tiburon Half Marathon for The Painted Turtle

Four members of the Xi Lambda Chapter from the University of San Francisco, Cassidy Davis, Vice President of Philanthropy (10k), Lauren Shields (half marathon), Raina Roche (half marathon), and Victoria Higareda (5k) participated in the Tiburon Half Marathon, 10k and 5k to support The Painted Turtle camp on October 1, 2017.

"We also had nine sisters volunteer at the race as well!" said Cassidy. "The race happens every year and money from registration goes to The Painted Turtle camp."

Kelsey Duff, President, Xi Lambda-Univ. of San Francisco, says Delta Zeta gave her life-changing experience

Kelsey Duff, President of the Xi Lambda Chapter at the University of San Francisco, attests that her life has been changed by her experiences in Delta Zeta Sorority.

"The organization I was blessed to volunteer for, through Delta Zeta, was the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The Executive Board of the Xi Lambda Chapter attended the Super Bowl Hearing Mission at San Francisco State University where we were saw the hands-on work that is done through the money that members of Delta Zeta raise for this organization.

"It was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life," Kelsey confirms. "I felt blessed to call myself a Delta Zeta because, in that moment, I realized once again why I had chosen to be a part of Greek life in the first place, to make a difference.

"Seeing these children's smiling faces and watching their faces light up when they got to hear for the first time, is the most emotional, beautiful and priceless moment I have ever participated in.

"This was also one of the very first activities my Executive Board had done together as we were starting our first term. I think this experience with Starkey has helped us stay so connected and so strong. We will share that special memory together forever."

Kelsey was asked to speak about her experience at the Sorority's Presidents Academy in February 2016. "I couldn't have been more honored," she said. "I think what made realize that service, philanthropy, and using my voice could impact others and inspire others to want to do the same was when I saw my advisor start to tear up when she saw me speak. It has and always will be the single most honorable experience I have ever had. Without Delta Zeta,I don't know if I would have ever had this opportunity. It is thanks to this organization, and to my advisors like Kiara Kempski, for motivating me to not only continue to do service for our national philanthropy and national service project, but also within my community here in San Francisco."

Xi Lambda Wins Chapter of the Year and Greek Week

The Xi Lambda Chapter received the Univeristy of San Francisco's Chapter of the Year award, as well as winning Greek Week.

"This was largely due, in part," said Kelsey Duff, President, "to our Vice President of Membership, Bri Foster, who helped organize our Greek Week activities and the Executive Board along with Ambrosia Lobo, Academics Chairman and Dani Swisher, Activities Chairman, whose presentation to the Greek Council helped the chapter demonstrated why Xi Lambda was deserving of the Chapter of the Year Award."

Xi Lambda Chapter concludes 2015-2016 school year on the best note at University of San Francisco

The Xi Lambda Chapter received the Chapter of the Year award at the closing ceremony of the University of San Francisco's Greek Council's annual event, Greek Week, for the 2015-2016 school year. This award recognizes the chapter's positive influence on Greek life.

Xi Lambda Chapter was also named the Greek Week Champions. Raissa Reis won Greek Sister of the Year for her dedication and involvement in improving USF Greek life as a whole. Sushmita Sujit was officially announced as the USF Greek Council President for the 2016-2017 school year.

"We are so proud of our sisters, proud to be Delta Zetas and truly blessed to be Xi Lambdas," said Mackenzie Carlson, LAMP Editor.

Christy Hack, senior Xi Lambda member at University of San Francisco, achieves academically and professionally as a lifelong learner
May 6, 2016

Christina "Christy" Hack is a senior in the Xi Lambda Chapter at the University of San Francisco who will be graduating shortly. During her time at the university, she has accomplished much academically.

Christy was a finalist for valedictorian for the School of Management, has maintained a 3.9 GPA, and she won the Dean's Medal of Excellence (an award "given to a student who best exemplified, through their academic accomplishments, extracurricular work, and personal life, the values of the University of San Francisco and its missions and goals. This award is given to one graduating senior from the School of Management.").

Christy has held four internships while at USF (one with a property management company, one at a nonprofit that helped foster youth, one in sales, and one in the cosmetics industry). Additionally, she has worked at the School of Nursing for the past four years, won the School of Management's sales pitch competition last semester, and has a job after graduation with TEKsystems (one of Fortune's best 20 places to work after graduation).

"Christy has worked hard as an undergraduate and is very thankful for her Delta Zeta sisters as a source of support," said Mackenzie Carlson, LAMP Editor and Historian.
Natalie Oschsner, Xi Lambda Chapter collegian, is dedicated to furthering her education and experiences as a lifelong learner
May 6, 2016


Natalie Oschsner is a second-year student and member of the Xi Lambda Chapter at the University of San Francisco who attends extra classes each semester and summer with the plan to graduate a year early. She belongs to a pre-law fraternity, holds an editorial internship for a magazine in her hometown of Santa Barbara (which has even published some of her writing), and is also a public relations and marketing intern at City Lights. She has maintained a high GPA each semester and strives to be the best student she can be.
Xi Lambda Chapter (University of San Francisco) raises more than $7,100 for speech and hearing
January 6, 2016

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The Xi Lambda Chapter (University of San Francisco) held its fall philanthropy event, Dancing Through the Decades, to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The chapter proudly raised $7,100 for the cause of speech and hearing.