I could not be more proud to be an Alpha Delta Pi member, for so many reasons. Visiting ADPi’s biennial Leadership Seminar last weekend afforded me an opportunity to see my sisters and all the amazing work they are doing. This past year, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority raised over one MILLION dollars for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Additionally, we raised over $30,000 to go towards scholarships and need-based aid for our collegiate and alumnae sisters. How amazing is that? I am so proud to be part of a sisterhood focused on giving back and supporting one another.
Over the course of the weekend, I learned many things about the history of ADPi and the day-to-day responsibilities of our advisors. I saw members who have been involved with ADPi for over FIFTY years and have worked diligently to make sure that the First and Finest sorority remains that way Forever. I was surrounded by a group of hundreds of women who strive to give collegiate women with a positive and enriching college experience as an Alpha Delta Pi sister. I am excited to be involved as an alum/advisor, and I cannot wait to see what the future has to hold for Alpha Delta Pi.
Alpha Delta Pi sisterhood holds a special place in my heart for the reasons mentioned above, as well as many more. It’s one of those things that you can only understand by becoming a part of it. The more you invest into the sisterhood, the more you see in return. I am so thankful that in this transition period of my life, the love and sisterhood of ADPi remains constant–whether by meeting new sisters here in Texas or reconnecting with chapter sisters from Georgia.
ADPi is more than 4 years; it’s for a lifetime.
Zeta Chi sisters with Deana Carter
Beta Sigma sisters
Deana Carter–Strawberry Wine, anyone?
Me and Jan Maisch
All of the advisors at the seminar. Can you spot me?
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.