Southwestern University


As members of the fraternity/sorority community, Alpha Delta Pi is proud to welcome those who want to enhance their college experience as part of something bigger. We select and maintain membership on the basis of scholarship, leadership, commitment, and service to the work of the sorority, the university, and the community. Alpha Delta Pi actively encourages a membership which represents a diverse population and does not discriminate in membership selection procedures. Come home to Alpha Delta Pi and find women who are true and loyal, just like our blue and white colors represent. ADPi sisters are leaders and visionaries. We are SGA senators, artists, student athletes, and scholars. We are committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards, and social responsibility. We committed to those when we established the first secret society for collegiate women in 1851 at the first university chartered to grant degrees to women. We are committed to them still today.

The Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi eagerly awaits recruitment each year. We are excited to welcome a new class of members to our Sisterhood, who will continue our legacy of developing well-rounded collegiate women. Our wish is that all Potential New Members feel welcome throughout the process of Recruitment. Southwestern University has deferred recruitment, meaning we typically hold recruitment the first weekend back from winter break. 


​We can’t wait to meet you during recruitment this year! Our Vice President of Marketing has prepared a letter for you until then: 

Dear PNMs, 

I am so excited to get to meet each and every one of you come January! Remember, that we are just as nervous as you are. But the few days of recruitment are about finding a sisterhood that feels like family. I know the past year has held many unknowns, and there are many unknowns ahead, but one of the constants in my life has been the ADPi’s by my side providing me support and friendship throughout these uncertain times. I hope you are able to find that support system for yourself. 

Alpha Delta Pi has provided me with invaluable life experience. I have been given the opportunity to grow in life skills that will follow me forever. I am a stronger communicator, organizer, leader, and person thanks to ADPi. In addition, the friendships I have gained the past couple of years are ones I know will follow me wherever I go. 

I want to take this opportunity to remind you that wherever you end up, they will be excited to have you. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to go through recruitment with an open heart and an open mind. Always be yourself, trust your gut, have fun, and don’t take yourself too seriously as you embark on this journey to find your home.


Catherine Burkhart

Vice President of Marketing