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 McDonald House. Their annual “Teeter Totter Barbecue” is just one way that they raise funds. This unique activity provides a wonderful opportunity for collegians and alumnae to help children throughout the United States and Canada. Since ADPi’s national support of the Ronald McDonald House began, sorority members across the country contribute over $100,000 annually to this philanthropy.
Members of ADPi are very active on the University of Georgia campus. While maintaining a high chapter grade point average, they are involved in Relay for Life, Arch Society, ugaMIRACLE,UGA HEROs, Clarke County Mentoring Program, UGA Athletics, Hoop Girls, Diamond Darlings, Order of Omega and with 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
153 Tate Student Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Elizabeth H. Pittard
Assistant Director for Greek Life
Advisor to the Panhellenic Council