One hundred and sixty-two years ago, the first secret society for women was formed in Macon, Georgia at Wesleyan College. Alpha Delta Pi has become my family, my sisterhood, and my strength. I cannot imagine my life without my sisters beside me, in college and after graduation.
My sisters have been there through terrible hair dying experiences, breakups from long term relationships, graduate school acceptances, and supported me through all of the other bumps along the road.
This summer, I’m celebrating the weddings of two girls of my graduating class. I am cheering on my sisters who are graduating from graduate school or who are beginning medical school this fall. It has been a pleasure to be apart of the sisterhood, and I live by its standards each and every day.
We are not all the same, which makes the sisterhood so valuable. We all have different goals, plans, and beliefs, but we all come together to uphold our motto: We live for each other.
Today, I may not be wearing my pin or letters, but I have “white on top, black on bottom,” an outfit characteristic of Bid Day and Alpha ceremonies. Sisters from all over the country, and world, have celebrated our history today by remembering how our devotion for one another came from our six founders.
I know I’ll end up getting recruitment songs stuck in my head, and I may get misty-eyed thinking about “It Only Takes a Spark” from preference party, but I’ll always hold the bond and sisterhood of Alpha Delta Pi close to my heart.