Alpha Delta Pi - Gamma Tau


UV Po Box 5863

Burlington, VT 05402

United States

Phone Numbers

(802) 865-2509


Alpha Delta Pi was founded May 15, 1851 in Macon, Georgia at Wesleyan Female College. We were originally called the Adelphean Society, which comes from the Greek word for ‘sister’. We were the first secret society for women, and Wesleyan was the first college chartered to grant degrees to women. Alpha Delta Pi’s mascot is Alphie the Lion; our symbols are a Diamond and the Woodland Violet, and our colors are Azure Blue and White. The Gamma Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded at UVM in 1951. Due to a declining membership in 1991, our chapter members elected to take alumnae status.  The chapter reopened in 1993 and has since recorded record membership, reaching Panhellenic total membership every semester since Spring 2009.



Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility.


Open motto: "We live for each other" 



I Believe in Alpha Delta Pi. I Believe that my sorority if more than a ritual or a symbol; it is a way of life. I Believe that the principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring attributed, exemplifying the highest ideals of Christian womanhood. I Believe that our motto, ‘We Live For Each Other,” expresses the true spirit of fraternity; and that by living this motto my life will be enriched by true friendships and my unselfish service to mankind. I Believe that the privilege of membership in Alpha Delta Pi brings the responsibility to do my best in whatever I undertake, always remembering that leadership requires confidence, tempered with humility and courage blended with tolerance.

 I Believe that I must strive to come a well-balanced person by following the dictates for the four points symbolized by our diamond-shaped badge: first, strengthening my own character and personality; second, watching my attitudes toward my fellow beings; third, recognizing the value of high educational standards; and fourth, developing faith and loyalty.

I Believe that these four guide-posts, guarded by the stars and friendly hands clasped in the Aldelphean bonds of fellowship, will lead me to achieve a rich and useful life. 





National Website



Executive Officers:

President: Mariah Perrino

Executive Vice President: Lauren Donnelly

Membership Education Vice President: Sydney Ward

Finance Vice President: Samantha Rohwetter

Director of Standards and Ethics: Ali Ford

Director of Social Enrichment: Mindy Yeung

Panhellenic Delegate: Tara Dooley 


Chapter Facts:

The Gamma Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was established in 1951 at the University of Vermont. In 1991, all members received Pi status and left closing the chapter with the ability of the National Organization to re-colonize Gamma Tau at the University of Vermont. In 1993, three women started the re-colonization process and with the help of Eta Omicron chapter, these women were initiated into Alpha Delta Pi. Since then the Gamma Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi has been growing.


National Awards Summer 2014

Total Membership Education Award

Excellence in Alpha Programming

Legacy Award

Campus and Community Collaboration

Organization Facts

Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction of being the first secret society in the world for college women. As the first sorority, we were founded on May 15, 1851 in Macon, Georgia at Wesleyan Female College. The Wesleyan Female College was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. We were originally called the Adelphean Society, from the Greek word meaning sister. Our founders were Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, Ella Pierce Turner, Octavia Andrew Rush, Mary Evans Glass, Elizabeth Williams Mitchell, and Sophronia Woodruff Dews. Over 130 active collegiate chapters exist today and 150 alumnae associations. We pride ourselves in being an international sorority having chapters in both the United States and Canada. Our national Philanthropy is the Ronald McDonald house where we work to help both sick children and families of sick children through difficult times. Our open motto is, "We live for each other" which symbolizes our lifelong dedication to our sisters. Our colors are azure blue and white representing friendship and truth, respectively. Our official flower is the woodland violet and our mascot is Alphie the lion.


Famous Alumni

Judy Woodruff – Omicron – Past correspondent, McNeil-Leherer New Hour; principal anchor for CNN

Vicki Matthews Lilly – Tau – International Advisory Board for Children’s Oncology Service; First President of National Panhellenic Conference Foundation

Michelle Pfeiffer

Kathy Bates – Alpha Zeta - Actress



Ronald McDonald House



Overall Chapter GPA Spring 2014 : 3.12