Flower: Woodland Violet
Colors: Azure Blue & White
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House
Open Motto: “We Live for Each Other”
In 1851, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority began as The Adelphean Society at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. Wesleyan Female College was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Alpha Delta Pi also became the first secret society for college women. Its six founding women include Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, Ella Pierce Turner, Octavia Andrew Rush, Elizabeth Williams Mitchell, Sophronia Woodruff Dews, and Mary Evans Glass. These women founded a sorority that has become more than a ritual or a symbol; for its members, it is a way of life. Alpha Delta Pi Sorority continues to uphold the principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood, and service established by our founders in 1851 through over 235,000 members in more than 155 active collegiate chapters and over 150 Alumnae Associations internationally.