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First. Finest. Forever.


First. Finest. Forever.



Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction for being the first society founded for college women. It was chartered at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 1851, which is appropriately the first college chartered to grant degrees to women. Alpha Delta Pi was originally named “The Adelphean Society,” originating from the Greek word “Adelphean” meaning “sister.”

Across the nation, ADPis are bright, fun, and classy young women who share the special bond of sisterhood. The qualifications for membership have remained unchanged throughout the years: scholarship, high principles, and true friendship. Here at the University of Florida, our chapter was the first sorority invited to join the Panhellenic community. Since 1948, Alpha Delta Pi has been representing UF with pride and has recently received awards for one of the top five ADPi chapters in the nation and the best chapter in Florida.

The principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring standards exemplifying the highest ideals of Christian womanhood. Our creed states that Alpha Delta Pi is more than a ritual and more than a symbol: that it is a way of life. Alpha Delta Pi is something you are, not just something you become. What Alpha Delta Pi represents at the University of Florida, and what we symbolize throughout North American chapters since 1851 will keep us the first and finest… forever.



  1. Motto: We Live for Each Other
  2. Colors: Azure Blue and White
  3. Mascot: Alphie the Lion
  4. Flower: Woodland Violets
  5. Founding Date: May 15, 1851
  6. University of Florida Chapter: Gamma Iota
  7. Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities
  8. Values: Sisterhood, Self, Scholarship and Service
  9. Awards: Chapter of the Year at Greek Awards
  10. Fun: On your 21st birthday, you get to take a dip into our Alphie fountain.
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1836: Wesleyan Female College was founded as Georgia Female College in Macon, Georgia, as the first college in the world to grant degrees to women.

1851: Alpha Delta Pi was founded by Eugenia Tucker on May 15th as the Adelphean Society, making it the first secret society for women.

1852: The Philomathean Society (later Phi Mu) was founded on March 4th at Wesleyan Female College.

1905: The Adelphean Society changed its name to Alpha Delta Phi and became a national organization. Beta Chapter was established at Salem College in Winston-Salem.

1906: Gamma Chapter was founded at Mary Baldwin Seminary. The first National Convention was held in Macon, Georgia.

1907: The first The Adelphean of Alpha Delta Pi magazine was published.

1909: Alpha Delta Phi joined the National Panhellenic Conference.

1911: Elizabeth Moseley Coles was elected the first National President.

1913: The Convention body changed the name of the organization to Alpha Delta Pi, adopted a recognition pin, and appointed a standardization committee. The trustees at Wesleyan Female College voted to abolish sororities.

1915: The coat of arms was modified to include a lion rampart with a background of violets and the English version of the open motto: “We live for each other.”

1929: Beta Zeta was installed at the University of Toronto, making ADPi an international organization.

1979: Alpha Delta Pi adopted the Ronald McDonald House as the national philanthropy.

1983: The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation was established.

1999: Alpha Delta Pi ushers in the digital age by launching its first website.

2001: Alpha Delta Pi celebrated its 150th Anniversary.

2003: The new Executive Office building was completed.

2005: Memorial Headquarters renovation was completed.

2011: Alpha Delta Pi becomes the first sorority to celebrate 160 years of sisterhood.


Our House

Our House

Our house has been a centerpiece of sorority life since 1955 and has been maintained with care and appreciation for over sixty years. 

House Corporation

The Gamma Iota House Corporation is a board of alumnae and sisters who make decisions about the management of the chapter house.  Our house has been a centerpiece of sorority life since 1955 and has been maintained with care and appreciation for over sixty years.  Areas of the House Corporation responsibility include employment of the staff, long-term finances, insurance, and maintenance.  It is often referred to as House Corps.

All sisters contribute funds as a member of Alpha Delta Pi to help with the upkeep of the Chapter House.  Alpha members pay a one-time House Corporation membership fee which entitles sisters to lifetime membership in the Corporation.

House Corporation meetings are held no less than four times a year, including an Annual Meeting typically, in April.  All sisters are welcome to attend House Corps meetings. Alumnae are informed about the Annual Meeting and are encouraged to attend.

The chapter president, property manager and finance vice president serve on the House Corporation Board.  The property manager serves a critical role in acting as a liaison among the house director, sisters and the House Corporation.

Alumnae Board:

  • President, Lohse Barten Beeland, Gamma Iota ‘67
  • Vice president, Christie Jenkins Blakely, Gamma Eta ‘84
  • Secretary, Hannah Crooke, Gamma Chi '07 
  • Treasurer, Susan Hazen Balloon, Gamma Iota ‘69
  • Member-at-large, Karolyn Hale Watson, Gamma Iota ‘54
  • Member-at-large, Mary Grace Bell, Gamma Iota ‘05
  • Ex-Officio, Marian Ingman Close, Iota ‘73 (Chapter Advisor)


  • Architecture - Jacqueline Licata Armour, ’79; Katie Seashole Pressly, ’66; Page Pressly
  • Communications - Haile Dickert Ratliff (chair), Gamma Iota '08
  • Fundraising - Mary Jo Holland-Cancelmo (chair), Gamma Iota '66

Executive Board

Executive Board


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Lily Wyche

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Remi Storch
Membership Education Vice President

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Isabella Dohse
Director of Social Enrichment

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Abby Kynes
Executive Vice President

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Savannah Halil
Recruitment & Marketing Vice President

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Julia Van de Bogart
Panhellenic Delegate  adpiufpanhellenic@gmail.com


Sophia Bracken
Director of Standards and Ethics

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Katie Nelson
Finance Vice President



Justine Thomas         Recording Secretary

Amanda Thompson
Points Chair

Isabella Alfonso
Alumnae Relations Chairs

            Chandler McCain              Alumnae Relations Chairs

Delaney Futch
Family Weekend

Jordan Story
Family Weekend

Charlotte Henke
 Fundraising Chairs

Lesley Lattner
Block Seating Chair

Alaina Brown
Risk Manager

Nicki Barrow
Social Media Chair

Megan Carney
Matching Chair


Amy Cook
New Member Coordinator

Annie Ortega
Leadership Chair

Macy Crouch
Sisterhood Chair

Kayln Williams
Formal Recruitment Chair

Grace Hingtgen
Recruitment Information Chair

Haley Neal
Spirit Chair

Addison Adzema
External Chairs

Dinah Stephens
External Chairs

Sydney Burns               Community Service Chair

Lainey Davis
Intramural Chairs

Julia Story                  Intramural Chairs

Lindsey Dempsey
Public Relations/Historian


  Emily Dawson
Scholarship Chairs

    Callee Sandberg           Scholarship Chairs

Taylor Schilling
Choreography Chair

Hailee Hathcock
Senior Appreciation Chair

  Alex Palmer                 Property Manager

  Sydney Schmitz                 External Property Manager

Sadie Tallbacka
RMH Chair

Emma Keifer
Finance Assistant

Nina Herth
Internal Philanthropy Directors

Meg Schloss
Internal Philanthropy Directors

   Caroline Cash               External Philanthropy Chair

Sloan Savage
Internal Philanthropy Assistants

Rylee Moody
Internal Philanthropy Assistants

Savannah Harris
Internal Philanthropy Assistants

Ashlyn Yarbrough
Internal Philanthropy Assistants

Paige Eastland
Special Projects Chairs

Emily Dunson
Special Projects Chairs

Deanna Rodriguez
Special Projects Chairs

Julia Renner
Marketing Committee Director

Noelle Barrerra
Marketing Committee Chairs

      Emma Calvert      Marketing Committee Chairs

Whitney Durrance     Marketing Committee Chairs

Katie Rosica                Marketing Committee Chairs