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Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction of being the first secret society in the world for college women! Founded May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, our original name was the "Adelphean Society." The word "Adelphean" is derived from the Greek word meaning sister.


ADPis are bright, fun, and outgoing young women, privileged to share a strong Sisterhood bond. The qualifications for membership have remained the same throughout the years: scholarship, ambition and loyalty. Here at the University of Central Florida, we uphold these fine characteristics that make an ADPi sister so special. 


The principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring standards exemplifying the highest ideals of Christian womanhood. Our creed states that Alpha Delta Pi is more than a ritual and more than a symbol, that it is a way of life. Alpha Delta Pi is something you are, not something you become. What Alpha Delta Pi represents at the University of Central Florida, and what we have symbolized throughout North American chapters since 1851; it is what will keep us the first and finest… forever.

Fast Facts Every Sister Knows...

Nickname: A-D-Pi

Colors: Azure Blue & White

Symbol: Diamond

Flower: Woodland Violet

Jewel: Diamond

Mascot: Lion

Open Motto: “We live for each other”

National Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities

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