Our History first . finest . forever . since 1851
The Alpha Delta Pi chapter at The University of Tennessee is dedicated to our university, our community, and more importantly each other. The ladies of ΑΔΠ are smart, talented, and beautiful, inside and out. We are excited about our future and proud of our past.
The Alpha Kappa chapter of ΑΔΠ was founded at The University of Tennessee in 1920. Before the sorority received its charter, our founding members originally met in the basement of the female dormitory, Humes Hall. Nationally, Alpha Delta Pi was founded seventy years earlier, on May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia.
Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction of being the first secret society for women and the mother of today’s sorority system. We were founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, service to others and sisterhood. These principles still guide the policies and programs of the sorority today.
To learn more about Alpha Delta Pi, please visit our national website by clicking here.
Greek Symbols: ΑΔΠ
Chapter Name: Alpha Kappa
Motto: "We Live for Each Other"
Mascot: The Lion, nicknamed “Alphie”
Flower: Woodland Violet
Colors: Azure Blue & White
Meet our Executive Board
President: Merrell Presley
Executive Vice President: Abby Barrett
Membership Education Vice President: Amy Prosise
Recruitment Vice President: Paige West
Finance Vice President: Chelsea Cate
Director of Social Enrichment: Meredith Bernhard
Director of Standards & Ethics: Kendall Sowell
Panhellenic Delegate: Danielle Turner
L to R: Meredith, Chelsea, Kendall, Danielle, Paige, Merrell, Abby, Amy
This summer, President, Ashley Arms, and Director of Standards & Ethics, Amy Prosise, attended Alpha Delta Pi's Grand Convention in Dallas, Texas. Two of our advisors, Ellen Liston (Chapter Advisor) and Ryn Jeffreys (Recruitment Advisor) also joined in on the fun! ΑΔΠ alumna, Ann Baker Furrow, was recognized for her contribution to ΑΔΠ and her many achievements. She received the Mary Bull Mason Alumnae Award for Community Involvement.
The University of Tennessee also chose to name the road within Sorority Village after Ann Baker Furrow. She was honored on April 13, 2013 preceding the Alpha Delta Pi House Dedication and Founder's Day event.
L to R: Amy, Ellen, Ryn, Ann, Ashley
Miss Tennessee is an Alpha Kappa Alumna
Congratulations to our Alpha Kappa ΑΔΠ sister, Shelby Thompson, who was crowned Miss Tennessee 2013 and will compete for the title of Miss America on September 15, 2013.
Shelby was a member of Alpha Class 2009 and served as our Philanthropy Chair from 2010-2011. We are so proud of Shelby and all she has, and will continue to accomplish.
To support and follow Shelby's journey, click here.
Photo by Darren Lykes Photography