The “Adelphean Society” is noted as being the first secret society for college women. The founding date of 1851 gives ADPi the distinction of being the first sorority.
In 1913, the Adelphean Society changed its name to Alpha Delta Pi. The ADPi founders chose “we live for each other” as their open motto and their avowed purpose was that of bettering themselves morally, mentally and socially. From its inception, Alpha Delta Pi possessed all of the attributes of a secret order including ritual, badge, motto, grip and a password. The Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was installed on the University of Georgia campus in 1933. Alpha Delta Pi’s national tradition of excellence gives its sisterhood a sense of strength and unity.
Members of Alpha Delta Pi enjoy working actively with their national philanthropy, the Ronald Alpha Delta Pi works actively with their national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. Their annual event called “Teeter Totter” is a shopping event which brings in local vendors from Athens who donate a generous portion of their sales from the event to the Ronald McDonald House. In recent years, Beta Nu has hosted several different sporting events to raise funds as well, including “Diamond Cup”, a soccer tournament, and “ADPi Open”, a tennis tournament, and a virtual 5k called “Run for Ronald.” These activities provides an opportunity for collegians and alumnae to help these children and their families throughout the United States and Canada. Since ADPi’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House began, sorority members across the country have contributed over $800,000 annually to this philanthropy.
Members of Alpha Delta Pi are very active on the University of Georgia campus. While maintaining a high chapter grade point average, they are also involved in Relay for Life, UGA Miracle, UGA HEROs, YoungLife, UGA Athletics, Extra Special People, UGA Visitor’s Center, Order of Omega, along with various other campus honor societies. Alpha Delta Pi welcomes you to the University of Georgia. We look forward to meeting you!
Alpha Delta Pi
150 S. Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
National Founding: Wesleyan College, May 15, 1851
Colors: Azure Blue and White
Flower: Woodland Violet
Magazine: The Adelphean