"We Live For Each Other" is the open motto of Alpha Delta Pi.


I Believe in Alpha Delta Pi.

I Believe that my sorority is more than a ritual or a symbol; that it is a way of life.

I Believe that the principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring attributes, 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 by 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 become a well-balanced person by following the dictates of 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 Adelphean bonds of fellowship, will lead me to achieve a rich and useful life.

            - Caralee Strock Standard


Official Colors: Azure Blue and White are the official colors of Alpha Delta Pi. Blue is symbolic of friendship, and White symbolizes sincerity and truth.   Mascot: The lion is the mascot of Alpha Delta Pi. Our mascot is nicknamed "Alphie."
Official Flower: The Woodland Violet, which grows wild, is the official flower. Because it is unavailable for purchase, African violets are often used to symbolize the woodland violet.   Coat of Arms: Elizabeth Moseley Coles, who was elected national president at the first grand convention, was responsible for having the coat of arms designed. Another sister of Alpha chapter, Agnes Chapman, is given credit for the actual design of our coat of arms. Symbolism from our ritual and our Alpha pin were combined in the coat of arms, and the design originally had a background of violets. In 1919, the convention body voted to make changes and the present design was accepted.

Diamond Sisters

A Diamond Sister is a special friend who is assigned as a sponsor to an Alpha member. She is someone to whom the Alpha member may go with any concerns or questions about the sorority or experiences in school. If the older diamond sister does not have the answer she will help to find one or someone who can help. She will serve as a role model as the Alpha member learns about the responsibilities and privileges of membership in Alpha Delta Pi.


Today, there are over 215,000 initiated members of Alpha Delta Pi national sorority worldwide and more than 140 collegiate chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Membership in Alpha Delta Pi is for a lifetime. Through the many alumnae associations in the United States and Canada, as well as the network of alumnae all over the world, members are able to enjoy being members of Alpha Delta Pi in college and beyond.