The original name of Alpha delta Pi was the "Adelphean Society." The word " Adelphean" is derived from the Greek word meaning sister. It was founded on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. We hold the distinction of being the first secret society in the world for college women. The Adelphean Society flourished through the years and in 1904 the members voted to become national and in 1905 changed their name to Alpha Delta Phi. In 1913 it was changed to Alpha Delta Pi because of continued confusion with a men's fraternity of the same name.
Alpha Delta Pi's founders were Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, Ella Pierce Turner, Octavia Andrew Rush, Mary Evans Glass, Sophronia Woodruff Dews, and Elizabeth Williams Mitchell. Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, the acknowledged leader of the Adelpheans, was chosen to be their first president. Within two weeks of the founding of the Adelphean Society by these six ladies, they were joined by 13 others to form the first chapter of the Adelphean Society. These women paved the way for all other sororities and millions of other sorority women across the world.
Offical Colors: Azure Blue and White
Mascot: Lion; nicknamed "Alphie"
Flower: Woodland Violet
Motto: "We Live for Each Other"
In the fall of 1985, a group of freshman women decided to form a new chapter of a nationally affiliated sorority. This group spent the rest of their freshman year searching for the perfect national sororities. In the fall of 1986, these women narrowed down their choice to Alpha Delta Pi. The women met with Mrs. Jane Madio, Alpha Delta Pi's Grand President, and an induction date was set for that December.
Due to the small percentage of Greek women on campus, the women had to merge with an already existing local sorority, Pi Alpha Tau. The perspective Alpha Delta Pi members merged with the local sorority on November 2, 1986 and were inducted as Alphas of Alpha Delta Pi - Eta Lambda Chapter on December 9th, 1986.
The highlight of the year was the initiation and induction banquet on May 9, 1987. Tracee Block, Eta Lambda's founding president, accepted the gavel from Mrs. Beth Gentry Mannle, Grand Council Vice President, and Eta Lambda was finally recognized as an official chapter of Alpha Delta Pi.
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority recognizes the value and potential of personal publishit of linked pages. These pages do not in any way constitute official Alpha Delta Pi content. The views and opinions expressed are strictly Alpha Delta Pi Sorority recognizes the value and potential of personal publishing on the Internet; however, Alpha Delta Pi cannot accept responsibility for the content of linked pages. These pages do not in any way constitute official Alpha Delta Pi content. The views and opinions expressed are strictly those of the page authors and comments on the contents of those pages should be directed to the page authors.those of the page authors and comments on the contentsthose pages should be directed to the page authors.