Alpha Delta Pi 

Welcome to the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi, the Chapter at the College of Charleston. ADPi has been  part of the CofC campus since 1979. Alpha Delta Pi was the first sorority in the country (it was founded in Georgia at the same college as Phi Mu!) and the chapter at the College continues to uphold the values that the original founders first based their society on.

ADPi Fast Facts
Founded: 1851
Colors: Azure Blue and White
Mascot: Lion
Flower: Woodland Violet
Motto: "We Live For Each Other"
Symbol: Diamond
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Social Media
Instagram: @adpi_cofc
Twitter: @cofcadpi

      Founded in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest secret society for college women in the world – therefore creating the first “sorority”.  The Zeta Sigma Chapter was installed at the College of Charleston in the fall of 1979. ADPi is known for its legacy of building bonds of strong sisterhood and providing women a home away from home. Friendship is a fundamental part of the membership and our sisters often say, “It’s not just four years – it’s for a lifetime.”


     Since its establishment on campus, our chapter of Alpha Delta Pi has flourished throughout both the college’s campus and outside community. We have been the recipient of many awards and honors for accomplishments such as chapter performance, academic achievements, and philanthropic fundraising contributions. Our open motto, "We Live For Each Other," is exemplified through our commitment to planning fun and exciting events that help to bring our sisters closer together.


    The Zeta Sigma chapter often hosts sisterhood events such as group paddle boarding excursions, workout classes at Pure Barre and Charleston Power Yoga, clothes and jewelry trunk shows at the Alpha Delta Pi house, sporting events, healthy eating speakers, and movie nights. We also love to support our sisters who are involved in other campus non-Greek organizations such as the Student Government Association, College of Charleston Athletics, MedLife, Student Alumni Associates, and countless others!


    Alpha Delta Pi’s colors are azure blue and white. The azure blue is symbolic of friendship while the white represents sincerity and truth. The Zeta Sigma chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is proud to have members that are true and loyal.


The Zeta Sigma chapter of Alpha Delta Pi prides itself on this strong sense of sisterhood. Our large sisterhood is made up of a diverse group of women who are extremely involved on campus through a variety of leadership positions, both big and small. As a chapter, we not only put emphasis on community involvement but also on academic excellence. This is shown through our sisters’ hard work and strong GPAs.


     Since 1979, Alpha Delta Pi has been committed to serving the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This philanthropic foundation provides a home away from home for families of terminally ill children. Zeta Sigma is grateful enough to have Ronald McDonald House — Charleston, only a few blocks away from the College of Charleston campus. Throughout a semester, our chapter volunteers at a variety of RMH events such as the Taste of Charleston, Boone Hall Oyster Festival, Lights of Love 5K, Bridge Run, and many others. We also host our own events on campus to benefit the charity such as Cougar Games, Pie a Pi, and Parent’s Weekend. In addition, a couple time a month, the sisters of Zeta Sigma visit the Ronald McDonald House to cook breakfast and/or dinner for the families. Philanthropy and service is a priority not only for individual sisters but also for ADPi as a whole; it gives our members a sense of purpose and perspective, and it reinforces a lifelong commitment of giving to others.


     The Zeta Sigma chapter of Alpha Delta Pi supports not only RMH but a wide variety of other philanthropies as well. Our sisters participate in activities such as Relay for Life and Dance Marathon each spring. We also support all of the Greek life philanthropies on campus including MUSC Children's Hospital, St. Jude's, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Prevent Child Abuse America by participating in other organization’s events each semester.  Zeta Sigma sisters love volunteering in off-campus charities in our community. Some of these organizations include 180 place, Pet Helpers, Habitat for Humanity, MUSC Children’s hospital, Autism Speaks, and so many more!