History of Alpha Delta Pi:
On May 15, 1851, Alpha Delta Pi became the first secret society for college women in the world. Alpha Delta Pi was originally named The Adelphean Society for the Greek word meaning sister. Alpha Delta Pi was founded in Macon, Georgia at Wesleyan Female College by Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald and five of her closest friends. In her diary on the day of Alpha Delta Pi’s founding, Eugenia wrote, “The Society shall be called Adelphean, and shall have for its object the mental, moral, social, and domestic improvement of its members.” Today, Alpha Delta Pi promotes the principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood, and service as we strive to uphold our founders’ dreams for this society. These guiding-principles have initiated over 215,000 women in more than 140 active collegiate chapters and 150 alumnae associations of Alpha Delta Pi across the country.