Alpha Delta Pi is proud to be the first secret society exclusively for women. Founded on May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, our sorority is rich with tradition and sisterhood. Alpha Delta Pi sisters strive for excellence in philanthropy, academic performance, and campus leadership. In keeping with our motto, We Live for Each Other, our members have found a place for support, shared values, and personal development. Opportunities abound for the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Alpha Delta Pi is proud to be the first secret society exclusively for women. Founded on May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, our sorority is rich with tradition and sisterhood. ADPi, was not always called Alpha Delta Pi, originally it was named the The Adelphean Society.
Within ADPi, we have the:
Four Point Diamond – The four points of our diamond symbolize strengthening character and personality, watching attitudes toward fellow beings, recognizing the value of high educational standards, and developing faith and loyalty.
Colors – Azure blue and white are the official colors of Alpha Delta Pi. Blue is symbolic of friendship, the basic spirit upon which Alpha Delta Pi is founded. White symbolizes sincerity and truth.
Flower – The Woodland Violet, which grows wild, is the official flower of ADPi. Because it is unavailable for purchase, African Violets are often used to symbolize the Woodland Violet.
Coat of Arms – Symbolism from our ritual and our Alpha pin were combined in the coat of arms, and design originally had a background of violets.
Alpha Delta Pi was the first sorority on Oakland University’s campus when founded on November 1st, 1980. 44 years later, Alpha Delta Pi is now one of five sororities on campus and has their cottage located at 437 South Adams Road across the street from Oakland University’s campus!