y’all i have the best sisters ever
some adorable AΔΠ ladies on bid day at university of georgia!
Happy 160 years of sisterhood!
We live for each other, and for Alpha Delta Pi.
The best tip I can give you is to keep an open mind. Alpha Delta Pi is a wonderful sorority, but there are sixteen other sororities at Duke and one of those may turn out to be a better fit. You will probably hear quite a bit of tent talk and gossip about the various groups, but talk to the girls in each chapter and form your own opinion - a single pledge class* can change a reputation in a semester.
Alpha Delta Pi may turn out to be a great fit - and I hope it is - but each group will have something to offer to you.
I’m not incredibly familiar with how things run at Duke, so you may want to look into getting letters of recommendation from alum for as many groups as you can. They certainly won’t hurt. (The letters will need to come from alum members of the respective sororities.)
Other than that, be yourself and make sure you are able to carry on a conversation. Dress appropriately for each event (each campus has different requirements) and don’t dress as if you’re going clubbing. Show up on time and do not skip any parties - contact your group leader ahead of time if you have class or an emergency.
For recruitment itself you won’t be allowed to bring anything into the parties, or take anything out, but you may be able to leave a baggie or purse with your group leader - at minimum I suggest packing mints, a hair brush, deodorant, a snack that isn’t messy, water, tissues, and lipgloss.
*Alpha Delta Pi does not use the term pledge class, but many other groups do and it’s a recognizable term. ADPi calls our new members Alphas.
Meet Al….(short for Alphie) isn’t he a cutie?!?!? He’s my smallest lion but I love him the most! (Ok he’s one of my favorites) haha he usually sits in my car near my steering wheel to protect my car and me while I drive! Yep I’m obsessed with lions and this little guy!
Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy is Ronald McDonald House Charities. My chapter holds philanthropy events in which all proceeds go to RMHC, as well as collecting “pop tabs” (tops of soda cans) to donate. We also go to a nearby house to volunteer our time by helping cook, clean, or whatever else they need us to do.
In addition to this, we do general volunteer service around the community and often help support other chapters’ organizations by attending their philanthropy events.
Alpha Delta Pi philanthropy: click
Ronald McDonald House Charities: click