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

Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, along with her dearest friends Octavia Andrews Rush, Mary Evans Glass, Ella Pierce Turner, Elizabeth Williams, and Sophronia Woodruff Dews founded the Adelphean Society. The Adelphean Society had as its object the betterment of one another and themselves "morally, mentally, and socially," and they took for their open motto "We live for each other."

Alpha Delta Pi continues to be one of the top sororities in the country and is one of only three sororities that has grown to be an international society. The Eta Epsilon Chapter at Miami University is proud of our rich heritage and strives to uphold the same principles established by our founders over 150 years ago. Our members stay busy by being involved in numerous philanthropy events, social functions and campus organizations while strive to uphold the saying of being, "First, Finest, and Forever."


Alpha Delta Pi Symbols

Badge:The first diamond-shaped badge was worn by the Adelpheans in 1852. Stars were not included on this first badge, but it did have a monogram of the Wesleyan pin attached to the badge by a link chain, thus forming a guard. The Diamond symbolizes the strength and value of friendships. The diamond represents purity, and the four points represent the symmetry of a balanced life.

Motto:"We Live for Each Other"

Mascot:As a symbol of beauty and strength, the lion serves as Alpha Delta Pi's mascot. Within each member, the lion sounds strong and strides confidently forward to pursue her goal. The lion represents the strength of mind and the strength of character of each sister in Alpha Delta Pi.

Colors:Azure blue and white are the official colors of Alpha Delta Pi. Blue is symbolic of friendship, the basic spirit upon which Alpha Delta Pi is founded. White symbolizes sincerity and truth. Alpha Delta Pi seeks these qualities in all its members.

Flower:The Woodland Violet

Coat of Arms:Elizabeth Moseley Coles, who was elected national president at the first grand convention, was responsible for having the coat of arms designed. Another sister of Alpha chapter, Agnes Chapman, is given credit for the actual design of our coat of arms. Symbolism from our ritual and our Alpha pin were combined in the coat of arms, and the design originally had a background of violets. In 1919, the convention body voted to make changes and the present design was accepted.



Famous Alpha Delta Pi's

**For an extensive list, please see the national website

................Jean Smart.............................Danica McKellar............................Kami Tice.....................
.........University of Washington...............................UCLA..................................University of Arkansas...............
....Actress: Sweet Home Alabama; "24"...Actress: "The Wonder Years"...............Miss Arkansas USA 1998.............


Emily Proctor.........................Aissa Wayne.................................Deanna Carter
         East Carolina University............University of Southern California...............University of Tennessee
..Actress: "CSI: Miami" & "West Wing"..Author of John Wayne: My Father......................Singer

 
..........Michelle Pfeiffer.............................Kylie Williams..................................Lu Parker.......................
.........Golden West College..........................Florida State University......................College of Charleston................
.................Actress.........................................Miss Florida 2007...............................Miss USA 1994...................


Philanthropy

Ronald McDonald Houses are located in local communities and focus on children in need. There are 195 Ronald McDonald Houses in 16 countries, which provide a home away from home for children receiving long-term medical treatments. Families in need are invited to stay at the RMDH that offers little-to-no costs rooms, free meals, and a close proximity to the hospital.

Each year, Eta Epsilon co-sponsors our philanthropy event King of the Wing, holds a pop-tab drive for the Ronald McDonald House, and participates in many of the other philanthropy events at Miami University.

King of the Wing, a chicken wing eating contest, event encouraged Greek, non-Greek, sports teams, and Oxford community involvement. Together we raised over three thousand dollars which we donated to Make A Wish Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, and Hole in the Wall.

Eta Epsilon is also continually active in the service events held by the Panhellenic Council at Miami. Members participate in Adopt-A-Block, Spring Clean Oxford, Greek Week Crop Walk, and the Greek Week Jamboree. All of these events help the Greek community reach out to the larger Oxford community.



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