Don’t forget tomorrow is International Badge Day! Tomorrow all sororities nation wide will show off their pride and wear their badge to celebrate their Panhellenic sisterhood. In honor of International Badge Day here are some facts about the Alpha Xi Delta badge!
• Alpha Xi Delta’s badge, The Quill, represents the Fraternity’s motto, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
• Lewie Strong Taylor designed the first Quill in May 1893. Originally, Lewie designed Alpha Xi Delta’s badge to have a rose above the Quill, but the jeweler who fashioned the first pins feared the rose would fall off with normal wear. The original badge was approximately seven-eighths of an inch long and set on a stickpin.
• Cora Bollinger Block had the first jeweled Quill with a sapphire surrounded by turquoise jewels.