When I joined Alpha Delta Pi sorority just over four years ago, how could I have known just how much it would mean to me today? I never would have guessed that I would meet my maid of honor in ADPi, much less that I would become an advisor for an ADPi chapter halfway across the country. I became an advisor for the Zeta Chi chapter of ADPi here at Baylor last semester, but I really started getting involved just this past week. I currently serve as the Membership Education advisor, which is a dream. I helped out with recruitment some this week, and after the long week we finally got to meet all of the wonderful new alpha members!
On Sunday I got to hang out with the new alphas as they waited to go through the alpha ceremony, and it was fun getting to hang out. I mostly sat back and let the older members interact with the alphas. However, I did introduce myself at one point, and the ladies wanted to hear my engagement story and find out what it was like to be an ADPi member where it all started, in Macon, Ga. I guess I never before stopped to think that my personal ADPi experience would later impact future members. They loved it. They asked questions. They were eager to hear about my experience. They kept a conversation going with me when I just expected to introduce myself and have a seat. It was awesome to see that something that means so much to me is valued by others. Sisterhood is indescribable.
Then on Monday I went to the first chapter meeting for ADPi here at Baylor, and it was a super emotional experience for me. I loved it. I love everything that makes ADPi, well, ADPi. Experiencing ritual with these ladies reminded me of my Beta Sigma chapter and how much I always cherished this aspect of the sorority. It also made me miss my Beta Sigma ladies immensely. I cannot express how thankful I am for the sisterhood and lifelong friendships I found through Alpha Delta Pi. And now I’m thankful that ADPi has served as a means through which I can continue to share in sisterhood and develop friendships even as an alum.