I believe that innovative scholarship is best fostered in a department in which members practice collegiality and devote themselves to departmental service. I have served as the faculty advisor for a new organization on campus, Delta Xi Phi. This is an intercultural sorority with 22 chapters at universities across the country, and Samford University is its latest chapter. I have assisted the members of this organization in its placement in a council within Samford’s Greek community as well as recruitment and organizational growth. I have become heavily involved in supporting the women of DXP and in that process we have become close and the organization has doubled in size.