Founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction of being the first secret society for women and the mother of today's sorority system. Pi Chapter was chartered in 1911 at Iowa State University. Alpha Delta Pi was founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, services to others, and sisterhood. These principles still guide the policies and programs of the sorority today.
Our open motto is....
"We live for each other."
As women of Alpha Delta Pi, we support humble learning and credible scholarship, and care immensely about our women's success and intellectual growth. The women in this house strive to always remember their responsibility to do their best in whatever they undertake while always remembering that leadership requires confidence tempered with humility and courage blended with tolerance, as is written in The Creed of Alpha Delta Pi.
As a chapter we strongly encourage excellence in academics. This past semester we tied for second in grades amongst the Greek community, and have had the highest New Member GPA for two consecutive years.
Our chapter resources include study files where women can find study materials for classes, and "Prides," where women have the opportunity to connect with other members in the chapter from the same major. We also have had the opportunity to give tutoring money to our sisters because of our successful academics.
Additionally, numerous women in the chapter have executive positions in other campus organizations.
The members of Alpha Delta Pi strive for high academic achievement and engagement within our organization, as well as outside of it.
As members of Alpha Delta Pi, one thing we take pride in is giving back to the community through service. This past semester many of our women attended the Miss Amazing Pageant, which is a pageant held for physically or mentally disabled individuals. This opportunity allowed our women to express the beauty in everyone and it gave us the ability to strengthen our sisterhood bond, on this special day for these individuals.
Last semester we averaged around 26 service hours per member. This act of service in the community is something we pride ourselves on, and strive to approve upon each year.
We also have women who volunteer at the local animal shelter, the food pantry, Riverside nursing home, and several other locations near the Ames campus. Many of our members also partake in Project Jamaica, which is a alternative spring break trip!
No service opportunity is limited, and our women are willing to take anything on.
Here on Iowa State University's campus, students are given tons of opportunities to be involved and giveback. We are proud to show the ways our sisters are staying involved and impacting Iowa State.
Some campus organizations we are involved in are:
St. Jude Up 'til Dawn
Iowa State Blood Drive
Greek Community Ambassadors
Iowa State Dance Marathon
The Fashion Show