A little about us:
A two week long "Ohio University and Greek Life, the Two Best Decisions I've ever made" recruitment. It was filled with red heels and awesome conversations that laid the perfect ground work for our beyond successful Bid Day celebration. Our "Bon Voyage to the rest, now you've joined the best" themed Bid Day welcomed home our 58 new Alpha members. Recruitment couldn't have gone any better and we're so excited to see where the rest of this year brings us!
Xi Turned 100 This Year!
We are ecstatic to announce that we celebrated our Centennial the weekend of March 21-23 2014. We truly are the first and the finest so it deserved a celebration! We welcomed home our alumnae and it was a weekend full of events. An exciting announcement was made during the weekend that a Xi Scholarship Fund has been created. As of the end of April, the fun has reached over $18,000! Check out our Facebook page and our Centennial website to find out more about this exciting weekend!
Facts on the very first sisterhood:
The first diamond-shaped badge was worn by the Adelpheans in 1852. Stars were not included on this first badge, but it did have a monogram of the Wesleyan pin attached to the badge by a link chain, thus forming a guard. The Diamond symbolizes the strength and value of friendships. The diamond represents purity, and the four points represent the symmetry of a balanced life.
"We Live For Each Other"
As a symbol of beauty and strength, the lion serves as Alpha Delta Pi's mascot. Within each member, the lion sounds strong and strides confidently forward to pursue her goal. The lion represents the strength of mind and the strength of character of each sister in Alpha Delta Pi.
Azure blue and white are the official colors of Alpha Delta Pi. Blue is symbolic of friendship, the basic spirit upon which Alpha Delta Pi is founded. White symbolizes sincerity and truth. Alpha Delta Pi seeks these qualities in all its members.
The Woodland Violet.
Our Coat of Arms
Elizabeth Moseley Coles, who was elected national president at the first grand convention, was responsible for having the coat of arms designed. Another sister of Alpha chapter, Agnes Chapman, is given credit for the actual design of our coat of arms. Symbolism from our ritual and our Alpha pin were combined in the coat of arms, and the design originally had a background of violets. In 1919, the convention body voted to make changes and the present design was accepted.