Our story begins in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, where six incredible women changed the world. Led by Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, our founders formed The Adelphean Society for “the mental, moral, social, and domestic improvement of its members.” The Adelphean Society, later renamed Alpha Delta Pi, was the first secret society for college women. We began something that 25 other Panhellenic groups would later follow. In 1851, the sorority was born.
ADPis are bright, fun, and lovely young women who share the strong bond of sisterhood. The qualifications for membership have remained throughout the years: scholarship, high principles, and true friendship. Here at Sam Houston, we uphold the fine characteristics that make an Alpha Delta Pi sister so special to this very day. Delta Mu is one of 160 International chapters of Alpha Delta Pi. It is part of the original group of sororities installed on the Sam Houston State University Campus in 1959.
Our sisterhood is more than a friendship; it is a bond that lasts forever! Within two years of the first chapter at Wesleyan Female College, four new chapters were installed. The chapter roll has continued to grow since that time with the addition of three new chapters this year alone. Delta Mu’s alumnae network is a close-knit group of women who are actively involved in supporting the chapter, well after graduation. It’s not four years, but for life!
The Delta Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded on the campus of Sam Houston State University in April of 1959. Originally, it was called the Caroline Belvin Literary Society. We have held a prominent position for years at Sam Houston State, which is the oldest state supported teacher-training institution west of the Mississippi River. Janet Blair has the honor of being Delta Mu's first president.
MEET OUR OFFICERS
As President I reside over the executive board and make sure all operations are running smoothly. I also get to lead ritual ceremonies which is my favorite part about being President! I love getting to see members develop during their time in our sisterhood, and it’s so fun to see ascpects of our creed be played out in our chapter.
I am a Communication Studies major with a double minor in Psychology and Human Services. I will be graduating in the spring of 2021 and after graduation I plan to work for
a church and go into youth ministry. Besides ADPi I’m involved in Campus Outreach (CO) which is an on-campus ministry whose mission is to create disciples for Christ. Many sisters are involved in CO and it’s my favorite thing because both of my worlds collide, and I get to share Christ with my sisters! In addition to CO, I am also involved in Order of Omega and Orange Keys. I also work on campus as a SAMbassador campus tour guide!
I went ADPi because I was looking for a sisterhood that was genuine and would be there for me. During recruitment, I fell in love with what I found behind that blue door. ADPi has given me my best friends and future bridesmaids, countless memories, and has pushed me to become the best version of myself I can be. I cannot imagine going through college without it!
VP of Member Development
As Vice President of Member Development, I am in charge of the Delta Mu’s grades as well as well as reinforcing the standards that our sorority was founded on.
I am a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Community Leadership set to graduate in May 2021. Outside of being the VP of Member Development for the Delta Mu chapter, I am the Student Regent for the Texas State University System, immediate past Student Body President, Vice President of Programming for the Orange Keys University Ambassadors, member of the Greek Honors society Order of Omega, and a member of Campus Outreach- Student Ministry. I went ADPi because I wanted to grow in my faith and reliance for the Lord. The women who I spoke to at recruitment continued to bring up the gospel and show me how that is incorporated into sorority life. ADPi has given me the biggest support system that I never thought I would have!
Membership Education VP
As Vice President of Membership Experience I am over all aspects of membership- from being a new member to being an alumnae and everything in between! I help educate sisters on alpha delta pi as well as help keep everyone engaged in our sisterhood.
I am an Education Major, majoring as a EC-6 generalist and also special education. I will graduate spring 2022 and I hope to work at a school teaching and working with special education students as well as coach basketball!
When I’m not in class I enjoy spending time with my sisters, watching sports, crafts, and spending time with my dogs!
I joined ADPI because of its sisterhood and history. ADPI is the first sorority EVER which Is so awesome, and fun fact my Mom was an ADPI when she was in college! When I went through recruitment I was looking for a real genuine sisterhood and to have a team of people behind me as we all navigated our ways through college life and with ADPI I found just that! ADPI has made me a better person and changed my life in ways I can’t even begin to describe. It has pushed me to challenge myself and be the best version of me and I cannot imagine my life without ADPI!
Vice President of Marketing
My name is Riley Buckingham and I currently serve our chapter as Vice President of Marketing. I am in charge of handling all aspects of recruitment and marketing for Delta Mu. After going through both sides of recruitment I realized how important the recruitment process is and how much hardworking goes into the entire process. I love being about to help my sisters find the best new members.
This fall I will be a senior majoring in Criminal Justice. Following my graduation in the Spring of 2021, I am planning to move back to San Antonio to pursue a career in corporate investigations.
I went ADPi because I felt at home as soon as I walked in the door. I had never felt instant connections like I did when I first met my genuine, smart, and kind sisters. Ever since I became a member of Alpha Delta Pi, I have been more involved in my community and on campus, held leadership positions, and had the opportunity the serve our amazing philanthropy. I have met life long friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Panhellenic Relations Specialist
As the Panhellenic Relations Specialist it's my job to attend bi-weekly meetings with the Panhellenic Executive Board and delegate information to my chapter! I promote Panhellenic love and support to every chapter on the hill.
My major is Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies and I plan to get my J.D. in Law after graduating. I went ADPi because I wanted to branch out and meet a group of wonderful women that would uplift and support me no matter what. Finding sisters that I know will be with me through all of the important chapters in my life is something I will always cherish.
As the Vice President of Finance it’s my job to steward the chapter’s finances. This includes creating and managing the chapter budget, and working with members to pay dues.
My major is accounting and finance. I will graduate May of 2022. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school to get a master’s degree in accounting and sit for the CPA exam. Outside of Alpha Delta Pi I am a member of the Association of certified forensics examiners, Campus Outreach and I work at a local church daycare.
I came home to Alpha Delta Pi because I felt the genuine love and respect the women in this chapter had for one another. The women in Alpha Delta Pi never fail to cheer me up when I have had a bad day, push me to be the best version of myself or celebrate with me, even about the small things. ADPi has given me my best friends, future bridesmaids, and so many memories. I couldn’t imagine my college experience without these women by my side.