Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy is Autism Speaks. The 2017 Autism Speaks' mission statement is the following:
"Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."
"Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow."
The AmaXIng Challenge is Alpha Xi Delta’s signature fundraising event designed to raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks. Our chapter at the University of South Carolina will host one of the following AmaXIng Challenge events annually:
Step It Up
Step It Up is a campus or community fun run/walk event that attracts members of the Greek community, student organizations, family, friends, faculty, local businesses, community organizations and the local Autism Speaks community.
Xi Man is a talent competition where men, generally representing fraternities, athletic teams and student organizations, compete for the title of Xi Man. Activities can include penny wars, an autism trivia competition, a community-wide children’s carnival and a pageant, just to name a few.
Football FrenXi is a bracketed flag football tournament. Organizations are encouraged to register an entire team, and most events will include t-shirt contests, spirit competitions and other interactive games.
Puzzlepalooza is a bracket-style puzzle competition that fits the theme of “piecing together the autism puzzle.” Teams compete to finish the same puzzle in the shortest amount of time to advance to the next round until a team has been crowned the winner.
Karaoke for a Cure
Karaoke for a Cure is a student karaoke competition. Some chapters will broaden the scope and include talents, dancing, etc.
Xi Marks the Spot
Xi Marks the Spot is a campus or community scavenger hunt that takes teams from one clue to another. At each stop, teams participate in various activities to earn a piece of the puzzle. The team that finishes each activity and completes the puzzle first wins the competition.