Chapter History

The Zeta Tau chapter of ΑΔΠ began as a local sorority, Delta Delta Kappa. Its founders organized a group of women around the shared goal of establishing a sorority on campus. As interest grew, the girls decided to link their group with the national sorority system. After research and letters of inquiry, a letter was sent to Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha Delta Pi soon came to Winthrop, gave a presentation, and shortly thereafter, Delta Delta Kappa decided to go national. On November 10th, 1979, Delta Delta Kappa became the Zeta Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi.

Since its founding in 1979, Zeta Tau has been a vital part of the Winthrop community. Alpha Delta Pi sisters have been involved in all aspects of campus life, and have served as leaders in campus organizations. In recent years, Zeta Tau has received numerous awards such as Highest GPA on Campus, Most Improved Chapter, and Most Outstanding Chapter Service to the Community. Individual sisters have also been awarded numerous campus awards such as Highest GPA in the Class, President of the Year, and Unsung Hero. The ladies of Alpha Delta Pi have also participated in numerous service projects such as the Relay for Life, Operation Christmas Child, Adopt A Highway, the million Pop Tab Challenge, Come See Me, and the RMH Teeter Totter Fundraiser. Zeta Tau has had a very successful past, works tirelessly every day to move towards an even better future.

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Alpha Delta Pi: 

A young girl's dream...

Founded on May 15, 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest secret society for college women in the world. Established at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, the first college chartered to grant degrees to women in the world, the story of Alpha Delta Pi is a remarkable one and it all began with a young girl’s dream.

Eugenia Tucker was just sixteen years old when she left her family home in Laurens County, Georgia, to enter Wesleyan College. Before the end of her first year she would establish the first sorority in the world.”

When Eugenia Tucker decided to form a society, her dearest and most admired friends were asked to join her. She listed them in her journal as: Ella Pierce, daughter of a bishop; Octavia Andrew, daughter of a bishop; Bettie Williams of South Carolina; Sophronia Woodruff; and Mary A. Evans, daughter of a useful and beloved pastor of Macon Mulberry Street Methodist Church for several years.