AlphA Delta Pi



Founded in 1851 as the first secret society for collegiate women in the world, Alpha Delta Pi has established a long tradition of excellence by our motto, Be the First. The Omicron Chapter of ADPi was chartered at Duke University (then Trinity College) in 1911 as the first sorority on campus and continues to hold its members to high standards in academics, campus involvement and moral character.

The Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is a diverse group of women that share a passion for sisterhood, service, life-long learning, and, of course, fun! Our open motto, "We Live for Each Other" symbolizes the strong bonds of sisterhood and genuine friendship that unite us. Our sorority provides a once in a lifetime opportunity that defines the college experience. With a wide variety of chapter activities including social events, cheering on the Blue Devils together, studying abroad with a group of sisters, and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House right on campus, our members know these memories will last beyond the four years we share together at Duke: they will last a lifetime.

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Founded on May 15, 1851 as the Adelphean Society, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest secret society for college women in the world. ADPi was founded at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia: the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. We continue to hold ourselves to the principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service established by our founders in 1851. Our open motto, "We Live for Each Other," exemplifies our commitment to geniune friendships and unselfish service to others.


Today more than 220,000 collegiate members call Alpha Delta Pi home in more than 150 active collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada. The Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded at Duke University in 1911. Then still named Trinity College, Alpha Delta Pi was the first sorority on campus.


Be the first

Sisters. Leaders. Friends.

Alpha Delta Pi provides outstanding leadership opportunities. Chapter leaders work with the local Alumnae Advisory Board and are offered several opportunities for professional leadership training at campus, regional and international conferences. Many members also serve as leaders in the campus Panhellenic association, student government, pre-professional societies and other campus organizations.

Vice President of operations
vice President of Membership Education
Vice President of marketing
Vice President of finance
vice president of event management
vice president of member development
vice president of Panhellenic Relations

Kieryn Ota
Ivy Jiang
Mikayla Lerman
Felicia Guo
Astrid Giblin
Sullivan Brem
Devin Mahoney
Emma Balsam
Eliza Paradise

come home


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Look around any college campus and you'll find people searching-searching to find their true selves, their best friends, their passions, and future successes. Alpha Delta Pi is a home away from home where you can find all of these and more. College, and life, is not just a destination, but a journey. And we all know that a good roadtrip is defined by those you share it with! Sign up for recruitment to start the journey of a lifetime.

Duke University is on a deferred recruitment schedule, so the 10 Panhellenic sororities on campus participate in formal recruitment in January of each year.


This school year's formal recruitment schedule starts on January 11th, 2019 and concludes with Bid Day on January 20th, 2019. Women interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority must register for formal recruitment in advance here. Find out more about Panhellenic recruitment at Duke here.

Letters of recommendation are not required for recruitment, but can be helpful for chapters to have. Alpha Delta Pi alumnae can find the forms for recommendation letters and legacy introductions herePlease mail these forms

in during the fall semester to:

Alpha Delta Pi

006 Bryan Center

Box 90840

Durham, NC 27708


Hello Potential New Members!


My name is Kieryn and I am lucky enough to be Omicron’s President. Being a member of ADPi has absolutely changed my life. It has surrounded me with sisters that support each other and always have a great time.

In ADPi, I found a unique and well-rounded group of girls who enjoy a good night out, know when to hunker down and knock out a test, can have serious conversations about issues that concern college women, and know when to spend the night in with

a chick flick and ice cream. This is a group that can have a good time doing ANYTHING together and that is such a blessing. 


Thinking about recruitment can be nerve-wracking, but the best advice I can offer is to try and find the sorority that you look forward to returning to each round, where you can be 100% yourself. So remember to have fun, relax, and Go Greek!




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ADPi sisters may stay busy on campus and in the classroom, but they also know how to have fun! Alpha Delta Pi maintains a full social calendar with date parties, formals, and sisterhood events. What could be more fun than finding the perfect outrageous costume for a mixer, cheering on the Blue Devils together, or getting dressed up for formal? Find out about some of our favorite social events below!


Golden Lion Semi-Formal and Black Diamond Formal are held at the end of each semester and

are always a highlight of the season. The formal atmosphere, dancing and laughter always serve as a fabulous way to close out the semester.


Golden Lion Semi-Formal and Black Diamond Formal are held at the end of each semester and

are always a highlight of the season. The formal atmosphere, dancing and laughter always serve as a fabulous way to close out the semester.


Mallard Ball is a fun ADPi tradition that extends across the nation! Attendees channel their inner duck hunter for this annual date party. Mallard Ball is a favorite event among sisters and guests, and we look forward to it in the fall of every year.

Athletics are a huge part of campus life at Duke, and we love cheering them on! Several ADPi members are also part of sports teams and intramural/club leagues.


We also love our sisterhood events, which give us the opportunity to get closer as a chapter. Whether it be a movie night and potluck in the common room or senior karaoke out on the town, we always love the chance to hang out, relax and bond!



"We live for each other"


is Alpha Delta Pi's international philanthropy.

Our local Ronald McDonald House in Durham has been serving families of sick and injured children since 1980. RMH provides hope, healing, and a home away from home for families who have to travel to Durham so their children can receive medical care at Duke. Walking through the front door of Durham's Ronald McDonald House is like walking into a neighbor's home. The atmosphere is just that - a home away from home.


Having the Ronald McDonald House of Durham located on right on central campus, walking distance from our sorority section housing, allows our members wonderful opportunities to get involved in the community. We volunteer at RMH on a monthly basis: everything from cleaning and cooking, to decorating for upcoming holidays and throwing ice cream parties for the families, we love to help in anyway we can. We also have fundraising events throughout the year such as Waffle Breakfast and Grilled Cheese Please to raise money for RMH Durham. Through these charitable events, we not only raise thousands of dollars for families in need, we bring awareness to a worthy cause.


We also enjoy supporting the events of other groups, and many of our sisters serve and lead larger charity movements such as Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, and international aid projects.




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Alpha Delta Pi, 006 Bryan Center, Box 90840, Durham, NC 27708