The alumnae sisters of the Zeta Chi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi are honored to be celebrating 40 years on the Baylor Campus. Since November 15, 1980, the Zeta Chi Chapter has been proud to be a part of the panhellenic community at Baylor University.
You can read more about the beginnings of the Zeta Chi Chapter from it’s founding president, https://www.bayloradpialumnae.org/the-beginning-of-alpha-delta-pi-at-baylor-university/.
Originally called the Adelphean Society, Alpha Delta Pi is the first secret society for women in the world and forged the way for women in the fraternity system. We were founded on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College – the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
Founder Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald was just sixteen years old when she left her family to attend Wesleyan College. At such a young age and during a time when it was rare for women to go to college, she recognized the importance of women coming together for personal development and improvement. She and her five closest friends founded the Adelphean Society. In 1909, she wrote a letter to our Alpha chapter in which she states, “Whatever I have done worth remembering, I know that the founding of our society is one of them.”
We couldn’t agree more.http://alphadeltapi.org/page/history/