Information for Parents
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are the benefits of joining Alpha Delta Pi?
Collegians are provided with numerous life skills. This includes leadership development through holding chapter offices, encouragement and assistance to foster scholastic achievement and stressing the importance of higher education. We also encourage opportunities to serve our communities through philanthropic events, and gaining lifelong friendships. Membership in Alpha Delta Pi is not just for four years; it's for a lifetime.
2. Does Alpha Delta Pi haze?
Hazing is absolutely prohibited by every chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. It is defined as any situation which creates mental or physical abuse, discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule, or harassment, whether on or away from sorority property.
3. What is your policy regarding membership selection?
Alpha Delta Pi actively encourages a membership which represents a diverse population, and does not discriminate in membership selection procedures on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation or disability. Alpha Delta Pi selects and maintains membership based on scholarship, leadership, service, and commitment to the work of the sorority, the college/university, and the local community.
4. Do you have pledges?
No. Our new members are called Alphas. They have the same rights and privileges that initiated members, or Deltas, have.
5. After I accept a bid, what can I expect as a new member?
After accepting a bid, a woman becomes an Alpha member and participates in a six to eight week program that culminates with initiation. This program is designed to educate each new member about the history of her local chapter, the International organization, and providing her with opportunities to spend time with her Big Diamond Sister and other members of her Alpha Class.
6. How does Alpha Delta Pi support members with their academics?
All members are expected to support and participate in chapter scholarship programs, furnish the chapter Scholarship Chair with their grades, and seek help when there is a potential problem. Chapters provide a list of members available for tutoring or other assistance to a sister who is having academic difficulty. Chapters are encouraged to plan educational programs on test-taking tips, study skills, motivation, time management, and career planning skills.
7. Does Alpha Delta Pi award scholarships?
The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, Inc. supports our sisters through the Oakland University Zeta Upsilon Chapter scholarship, as well as numerous scholarships, emergency fund grants, and leadership and educational programs.