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Alpha Delta Pi

Founded in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society established for women. ADPi sisters are everywhere on Vanderbilt’s campus, holding leadership positions in a wide variety of clubs and activities such as VUcept, Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Tour Guides, Vanderbilt Dance Team, Pencil Projects, Momentum, and Alternative Spring Break. We pride ourselves on our national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), which houses families of young patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Our sisters venture to the RMH at least twice a month to cook lunch or dinner, in addition to hosting special events such as movie nights for the kids. While there, we have the widely cherished opportunity to interact with the families and children who benefit from the RMH. Our sisters also host an annual Lion’s Share Challenge Tug-of-War competition and fall benefit, ADPi Carnival, that both raise money for the RMH. On top of that, our sisters organize an annual event called ADProm Queen where we collect donated prom dresses and deliver them to girls at a local high school who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford one. Our sisters are delighted to provide the magical prom experience that every girl deserves to have. Besides being involved on campus and with our philanthropy, ADPi sisters love to have fun together! One of our favorite national ADPi traditions is Mallard Ball where our sisters and their dates dress up either in camouflage or as ducks and enjoy a night of live music and s’mores around the campfire. ADPi sisters simply love to hang out with each other whether it’s going to Sky High, grabbing ice cream at Jeni’s, or watching a movie at the house. Our sisters are committed to serving the community, having fun, and most importantly living out our open motto, “We Live For Each Other.” Our incredible sisterhood leaves no doubt as to why we were awarded Vanderbilt’s 2014 Chapter of the Year.

  • Nickname: ADPi
  • Founded: Wesleyan College, 1851
  • Local Chapter Founded: Zeta Rho, 1978
  • Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House
  • Social Media: @vandyadpi
  • National Website: