Welcome to this little corner of our world! Here we will share bits and pieces of our hearts that come together to unite our chapter. We believe we are strong, resilient, bold women who are made better by being together. We invite you to see just why we choose to love ADPi.

Sydney Locke, Recruitment & Marketing Vice President

#whyadpi? Honestly, because each year the chapter just keeps getting better. I absolutely adore being able to get to know each pledge class as they enter into ADPi. It's not always an instant fit, so I know the importance of pouring into the new pledge classes and making them feel loved as they explore what being an ADPi is all about. That is why I am so passionate about my role as recruitment and marketing vp-- I want everyone who comes into our house to feel welcomed, loved, and celebrated for who they are and I CANNOT WAIT to have our sweet new members in a few short months!

Madison Carnes, Recruitment Chair

To me, ADPi is a constant source of joy and friendship. The authenticity that is found within each woman is distinctly woven throughout the entire chapter. I know that no matter what may be going on in my life, I will have a shoulder to cry on, a laugh to be had, or an ear to listen. I could not be more thankful to call ADPi home!!! And I can’t wait for you to see it, too!

MaryPratt Byrd, Panhellenic Delegate

Why ADPI? Because these girls are women that I will always find myself looking up to. They make me strive to be the best me there is by celebrating each unique characteristic that makes our chapter whole.

Abbie lee webster, spirit chair

Wow! I love love love ADPi! If I could, I would go back and choose ADPi 100 times! This sweet sorority is filled with such genuine J O Y! 💛 It is home to some pumpin dance parties, exciting adventures, and deeply intentional girls who become your bestest friends in the whole wide world! I am so blessed to call the gals of ADPi my sistas and am constantly amazed at their accomplishments and their willingness to consistently “live for each other!” 

Ragan Ware, membership & education vice president

Why ADPi? Because this sisterhood is a constant source of joy and encouragement. I look around and am surrounded by women who I admire and who I want to be just like. I see girls who are so genuine and who will champion me in every season of life. ADPi has brought me so much joy, the best friendships, and the greatest experiences. If I had to do it all over again, I’d still choose ADPi today and forever!

maggie mitchell

Hey!! My name is Maggie Mitchell and I fell in love with ADPi the very first night I stepped in the door. It is amazing to me how so many different girls from various backgrounds can all come together because of our common values and standards we each set for ourselves and for each other. Each girl in ADPi strives to be the absolute best they can be and by surrounding yourself with strong girls who not only want to make you a better person, but in turn strive to achieve excellence for themselves, is truly the biggest blessing I could ask for. As a freshman, it was hard to come to school and leave my family, but when I had girls who would love me no matter what but also push me to be my best and then be there for me when I felt like I wasn’t, I realized I made the right choice running home to ADPi!!! Boom boom!!

Taylor Korte

As the first woman in my family to attend college, I knew absolutely nothing about Greek life. I was slightly skeptical about the idea of “sisterhood” because I felt like that word was thrown around a lot, so I doubted it had any meaning beyond a cute caption on Instagram. To my surprise, I found a fully genuine, fierce sisterhood full of women who truly lived out their open motto — “We Live For Each Other.” This place is Alpha Delta Pi. ADPi has become my home away from home from the moment that I opened my bid card & saw sweet sweet Kappa! Since then, I have found my best friends, my mentors, my girl gang. These girls cheer me on at my best and lift me up at my worst. You truly will not find a better group of ladies on Samford’s campus than behind that little blue door! Running home to ADPi was the best decision I ever made, and I continue to choose this house every single day!

Rachel Dixon

ADPi has been a constant source of love, grace, compassion and encouragement the last three years. Before coming to college, I prayed that I would find and form lifelong friendships. Boy did the Lord outdo himself with the girls in ADPi. I’m blessed to call them not only my friends, but my sisters. I love that I have been able to find my home away from home in the relationships I’ve built through this sweet sweet sisterhood.

Katie saxon

I chose ADPi and keep choosing ADPi because it’s not just the letters that make us family. The love we have for each other goes past pledge classes and into automatic mentorship and sisterhood. It’s the fact that these girls would go to the ends of the earth for you when you’re having a bad day, celebrate your joys with you, and knowing that no matter how hard or even how great life gets here at Samford, you have a community of sisters to come back to.

ivy adair taylor

Alpha Delta Pi. One of the coolest, genuine, fun, selfless and loyal group of girls I have ever met. These sisters keep me accountable and push me to be the best version of me. ADPi displays great leadership on campus and this has had a tremendous impact on me and furthered my leadership skills. When I’m with these strong beautiful women, I’m home.

song bowers

I love ADPi because of our amazing girls! I know you hear that often, but it is so true. This group of girls are so genuine and sweet. They make me feel special and loved. It is so reassuring to know that I will always have this group to support me and reassure me in the tiny and gigantic moments of college and life (and beyond!) I initially chose ADPi because of the girls that rushed me. I remember thinking that I wanted to be like them- successful, sincere and sweet! I keep choosing ADPi because these girls put such joy, silliness and love into my life! Forever grateful for this wonderful organization!

Eliza bishop

ADPi was the last house I visited on the first night of recruitment and I don’t even know how to describe the difference in the room from the other houses. I immediately felt known, encouraged and at ease. I can genuinely say that ADPi has been consistently the same welcoming place as it was that first night of recruitment. It’s not a show. That house is where deep, true friendships have been made with people alike and different from me and have formed me to be the person I am today. My ADPi girls don’t let accomplishments go uncelebrated. They band together in times of grief and hurt. And they are INCREDIBLE dancers. ONE MORE YEAR AT KAPPA BUT ALWAYS AN ADPI <3

SHINE: Our 2019 Theme

"I don't shine if you don't shine" is the coined saying for the Shine Theory.

Today, we so often get caught up in the competition of life, especially as college sorority women. The Shine Theory combats this stigma. 

Kappa's 2019 theme is SHINE. This year we are striving to shine personally and to lift each other up.

The Shine Theory is similar to our motto, "We live for each other." This theme is another way for us to actively be thinking about how to live our lives and come out of ADPi better because of it. 

Let's SHINE ladies!! 

January/February 2019 | Recap

Hello friends!

Welcome to the first of a new series on our Kappa blog. We are starting a new monthly series that will share all the highlights of our lives at Samford and in Kappa Chapter. Be sure to follow along so you don’t miss out on all the happenings!

Our sisters came back to Samford at the end of January to a busy Step Sing season. We had girls involved in multiple shows, including Freshman Girls, Freshman Ladies, Unclassified, IGnite, Spectrum, and of course, our ADPi show. (Shout out to our directors: Katie Saxon (Ladies), Abbie Lee Webster (Girls), Kenzie Krantz (Unclassified), Alexis Amann (IGnite), and Madeline Allred, Emily Allred and Mackenzie Epps for ADPi). Clearly our girls are talented AND involved!

Coming back as the reigning winners was a tough job to do, BUT our girls rose to the occasion to become TWO TIME champs! Our fearless directors brought together another fun and sharp show, Independence Day, where we were able to transform from normal 20-something girls into Toy Soldiers. We are so proud of everyone involved across campus!

This win started February off on the right foot. We then celebrated Galentine’s Day with yummy treats and a PJ party in the house. Thanks to our amazing Sisterhood Chair, Meredith Stone, for pulling together a fabulous and fun night!

The rest of February included a visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Alabama and many more sisterhood memories.

See you back here in March for our Spring Break Recap!

beyond the accomplishments - Lydia Johnson

"The closer I approach graduation, the more I realize what a gift it is to be constantly surrounded by women that know and love you. My sisters in Alpha Delta Pi are involved in nearly every facet of Samford’s campus life, making our sisterhood a diverse place, but also providing a variety of connections across the university. Whenever I enter into a classroom or meeting, I am bound to see at least one ADPi sister. I take comfort and am so humbled in knowing that each of these women would live for me and encourage me to pursue the best this life has to offer. I am continually encouraged by the way I see these women utilizing their diverse passions and gifts to glorify the Lord, encourage others, and better their worlds. Kappa Chapter has women serving on campus as Student Recruiters, Student Ambassadors, Orientation Leaders, Bible study leaders, and peer mentors. Off campus, our women are world-travelers, missionaries, interns, lab assistants, servants, and leaders. The Kappa sisters have gone on to become editors, musicians, doctors, teachers, attorneys, accountants, business executives, moms, and world-changers. But these accomplishments are not what necessarily sets our chapter apart. It is the heart and soul of our sisterhood— the goal to pursue fellowship, humility, loyalty, and excellence in all that we do— that distinguishes our community.

Because of these facts and my incredible experiences within Kappa, I will enter into the world after college empowered with confidence, a strong community, and the belief that young women are able to accomplish incredible things. My Alpha Delta Pi sisters bless me every semester with their diligence and hard work to continually maintain our sorority’s history as the first and finest, forever."

Lydia Johnson, PC15

These are the Girls Who I Consider my Family - Nellie Hoehl

"This past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as an orientation leader on campus. Samford is one of my favorite places on this earth, and being able to invest and give back to this community was an incredible honor. 

Throughout the summer months, I met freshmen from all backgrounds, was stretched both personally and professionally, saw many early mornings and late nights, and traded in my Alpha Delta Pi letters for a navy polo, khakis, and some ridiculously frat tennis shoes. Being an orientation leader was my favorite summer yet, but it wasn’t until I spent an entire summer on Samford’s campus that I realized that this place isn’t home without my ADPi girls by my side.

My sisters are ladies full of fun and encouragement and grace and love. These are the girls who continuously texted me each orientation morning to wish me luck and let me know that they were praying for me. These are the girls who welcome me into their houses since mine is too far away. These are the girls who run into my room when they want a helping hand with whichever prank they are planning. These are the girls who bend over backwards when there is a sister in need, and who challenge me to be a better version of myself. These are the girls who I consider my family.

Samford is already pretty great, but Alpha Delta Pi makes it even greater. Today, and always, I am thankful that I don’t have to do this crazy college journey alone, and that my sisters walk each step of the way with me."

Nellie Hoehl, PC13

i Found a Place I Never Thought Existed - Maria Aguilera

"Before coming to Samford I never thought I would be in a sorority. All I saw of the Greek system was what I saw on television and movies, which is so unbelievably far from reality its preposterous. No one in my family had every been in the  Greek system and really not many people from my small town knew anything about it. Coming to Samford I craved something that I had never had before, something that was tragically absent in my life in my hometown: the joy of being surrounded by like-minded people. I had a church community, childhood friends, and school friends. But while each had separate elements I loved not one group of people contained everything I yearned for: A group of people who not only fearlessly pursued their faith in Christ but also uninhibitedly sought kindness, open-mindedness, and the constant pursuit of academic and personal successes. I saw all of these qualities at Samford and would soon find an abundance of them in the sisterhood of Alpha Delta Pi.

As I went through recruitment I was constantly torn between two sororities. Each night I was sold on either one and every night went to bed with an internal battle that couldn’t settle on a decision. I prayed continuously for a sense of peace with a choice in either one because I knew I’d be happy at either. Finally, on preference night as I visited the house of Alpha Delta Pi and another sorority I told each house that I was torn and I really couldn’t have peace about either decision. Both told me to picture the girls I wanted to run to on bid day, and the house those girls belonged to would be my home. I thought this through and came to the conclusion that one house represented my current position in maturity, while the other house represented the woman that I yearned to be; the woman I hoped to be in four years as I graduated (one such senior example coincidentally ended up being my Great-Grand Big), and the woman that God intended me to be. I knew immediately the girls I would run to, girls that I could only pray to be anything like, the WOMEN that had all the qualities I admired: ambition, grace, faithfulness, leadership, genuineness, and humility: the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi. After receiving my bid and commencing with the days activities I looked around me at the women I aspired to be, and the women that would grow with me on this journey of not just four years but a lifetime. I saw the laughs and love of Bid Day celebrations and every day since then. I have truly found a place I never thought existed, a home of like-minded, brilliant, kind and loving women."

Maria Aguilera, PC15

I was Home - Margaret Kuester

"When I first came to Samford, I thought I had everything figured out. I had no idea what was in store for me. As the rush process went on, my decision became obvious. I knew in my heart which house I wanted, and I genuinely prayed the nights of rush that I could  call ADPi my home. I knew some girls in ADPi, and they seemed to be the most genuine girls on campus. I truly mean that. These girls were leaders, they were involved, they were ambitious, and they were genuine. I knew from how genuine these girls were that I wanted to be apart of this community. I wanted to be an Alpha Delta Pi, and I suppose the rest is history. When I opened my letter on Bid Day and ran to my new sisters, my heart was overflowing with joy. I experienced pure bliss. All of bid day was such a celebration, and I can’t remember the last time I’d been so happy. I was home.

Looking back on my freshman year, I have been truly blessed beyond belief. I have gotten to know the most amazing people in Alpha Delta Pi. I can’t say that enough. I am so happy to call the girls in Alpha Delta Pi my sisters, and I am so proud to call some of my sisters my best friends. These best friends of mine are rockstars. They are ambitious, loving, caring, as authentic as it gets, and they run after the Lord. That’s the most refreshing thing about Alpha Delta Pi. My friends point me to God everyday, and they continue to pursue me as He would when I’m far from Him. Growing up, my Dad always used the phrase, “relentlessly rescuing” to describe God, and these girls exhibit that phrase flawlessly. They rescue me relentlessly when I am hurting, when I’m feeling exhausted, or when I am swamped with work. I count myself as so lucky to know them, but much more so to call them my people. In ADPi, I have found my future bridesmaids. I can’t wait to see what comes out of this ambitious and hardworking group of girls."

Seriously, Go ADPi,

Margaret Kuester, PC15

My Diamond Family - Katherine Mixson

"I am so thankful for all that ADPi has given me. Amazing memories, wonderful friends, strong values, and one of my favorites: My Diamond Family! ADPi pairs each girl with an older diamond sister, or "big," shortly after Bid Day. When I was paired with Kate, I could not have been more happy. She has become one of my closest friends and we just get each other. We have become so incredibly close and I cannot imagine doing life without her. She's even come home with me to Florida a couple times :) Our family doesn't stop there. My grand-big, Margie, is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She is just the friend everyone longs to have. It's hard to think of Samford without her, but she's doing big things in NYC now! This past year, I got a "little." Madeline! Ah! I love this girl. She continually inspires me and always encourages me. She has the biggest heart and I'm so thankful she's mine. I'm so grateful ADPi gave me this family. We are all so close and I'm so thankful God had a hand in choosing these girls. They've blessed me more than they know! I can't wait to add to the fam in the fall!"

Katherine Mixson, PC14

Best friends, future bridesmaids and sisters - Arden Dortch

"I grew up hearing my mom and her sister tell stories about their time in ADPi at Samford. They had so many hilarious and crazy stories, as well as sweet and meaningful ones too. My mom remained friends with her ADPi sisters and has walked through life with them. I wanted the same experiences, but I also wanted to make my own decisions as I went through recruitment. In every door I walked through that week, I was greeted by different women who loved and cared deeply about the house they belonged to. But as the week went on, one house stood out in my mind as the place I needed to be. The women I met in ADPi were genuine, loving, funny, and everything I desired to be. There was no doubt in my mind when I ran home to Alpha Delta Pi on September 29, 2014 that I was making the best decision. Since that day, my experience has been better than I could have ever expected. I have had some of the best laughs, craziest times, sweetest moments, greatest learning experiences, and the Godliest friends; and I owe all of that to ADPi. I have found my best friends, my future bridesmaids, and my sisters here. I will be forever grateful for this chapter!"

Arden Dortch, PC14

Find Friends Who Live for You - Margaret Mason

"The honest, vulnerable, and fluid friendships which I have made with girls not just my age but both younger and older in Alpha Delta Pi are something I prayed for going into college. If I could tell incoming freshman one thing, it would be to find people to walk with you. Find friends who want to joyfully walk and live with you through the highs and the lows of your next four years here at Samford. Moreover, find friends who live for you and then live for them. In ADPi Kappa, we do just that. Our motto is "we live for each other." And isn’t that what we are called to do on this earth? Aren’t we called to be pilgrims and walk alongside one another on our journey to our true Home? We do that by living for something other than ourselves, each other. The friendships I have found in ADPi have become a part of me. Things like camping trips, formals, mornings at Pepper Place, late night chats, GroupMes, and half marathons have become a part of me. They are a part of me because of the people I did them with, the people who have loved me so well. They constantly meet be where I am, not where I should be. As I enter my senior year (so crazy), I am overly thankful to continue to walk with and live for the girls of ADPi."

Margaret Mason, PC13