At Alpha Delta Pi, we are a sisterhood of friends, a family of individuals, and a home away from home. We embrace every woman's uniqueness, we encourage and support each other's goals and dreams, and we value character above all else. Founded in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women.
I remember walking through University Centre one afternoon in my first semester during the annual Club Fair. I came across the Panhellenic table, and I was pleasantly surprised. I did not know that there were sororities on campus. My curiosity got the best of me, and I went on to ask questions about Greek life on campus for what seemed like ages. I attended recruitment parties later that week. That is where I met the women of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. I felt right at home talking with them and finding out that I had similar interests with many women in the room. That day I learnt about the sorority's history as the first-ever secret society for college women in the world and the philanthropy efforts supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities-a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families whose children are in the hospital. That day I knew I wanted to be a part of this sorority. These cool women who strive to achieve academic success, who are leaders on campus and give back to the community, and at the same time foster meaningful relationships amongst each other.
Fast forward a few years later, I am now chapter president. From when I joined to where I am now, I have learnt so much about myself. I have gained a lot of leadership experience through the different leadership positions I have held in the chapter and on campus. I have made a lot of beautiful memories with my sisters. With COVID-19, I learnt even more about our sisterhood's resilient bond and how we were able to lean on each other through such a challenging time. As classes are online and we're unable to meet in-person, my sisters and I have different ways to keep in touch and make our friendships stronger. Sometimes I wonder how different my university experience would have been if I had not joined this sorority.
As you learn more about our sorority and sisterhood, you'll see that this sorority is not just for four years. It is for life, which makes it different from any regular student club, and I am grateful for the meaningful connections I have made so far.