Alpha Delta Pi
The Zeta Beta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded on NC State's Campus in 1971. Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women founded at Wesleyan College in 1851.
Founded: May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia
Colors: Azure Blue and White
Symbols: Diamond, Lion
Flower: Woodland Violet
Motto: “We live for each other.”
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities
First, Finest, Forever. Founded on May 15, 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest secret society for college women in the world. Alpha Delta Pi was established at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia by Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald and five of her friends. As the mother of today's sorority system, it is only fitting that our founding took place at the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. The principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring standards exemplifying the highest ideals of Christian womanhood.
The Zeta Beta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded at North Carolina State University in 1971. The Zeta Beta chapter is the proud 5-time recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion award- an honor that is earned over numerous years and presented by the national level of Alpha Delta Pi. Zeta Beta is also proud to have won the 2013 Sopher Cup and to have earned the highest Panhellenic GPA since Fall 2014.
The national philanthropy of Alpha Delta Pi is the Ronald McDonald House. Our chapter is lucky to have a Ronald McDonald house located nearby in Durham where we frequently volunteer to have fun with the families through activity nights, birthday parties, and cooking meals for the families. We support our philanthropy through a variety of fundraisers and fundraising events. Zeta Beta hosts two philanthropy events each year: Ram Roast in the fall semester and Hotcakes for Kids in the spring semester. Ram Roast, an event we host at our house, is a barbecue with proceeds from ticket sales going to the Ronald McDonald House. Our Hotcakes for Kids event takes place at two local McDonald’s where we sell hotcake plates to the public and proceeds also go towards the Ronald McDonald House. We also collect pop-tops from soda cans to raise money and we host percent of purchase nights at popular restaurants to fundraise. These events provide an excellent opportunity to raise funds, involve the community, and spread awareness about the Ronald McDonald House. While our sisters are very active with our philanthropy, they also volunteer for a variety of other charities and programs throughout the year such as the Miracle League, the Special Olympics, and the Salvation Army.
While our sisters are involved with our chapter and our philanthropy, they are also very involved on campus and in their academics. From holding positions on a variety of committees in their respective majors, club sports, club cheerleading teams, academic honor societies, and university programs, our sisters stay very active! Zeta Beta not only loves Alpha Delta Pi, but we also love North Carolina State University. Sisters can always be found cheering on the Pack at football games, basketball games, a variety of other sporting events, and by actively participating in the annual Homecoming Competition. ADPi always backs the Pack!
Alpha Delta Pi is something you are, not just something you become. At North Carolina State University, by living by this motto our lives are enriched by true friendships and unselfish service to our community. Through Alpha Delta Pi our sisters establish not only close friendships, but also a strong sisterhood that lasts a lifetime. We live for each other, and for Alpha Delta Pi.