GET TO KNOW US
GET TO KNOW US
Alpha Delta Pi was founded as the first secret society for women in 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Clemson University's Zeta Nu chapter was founded in 1976. Our sorority is committed to high academic standards, social responsibility, sisterhood, values, and ethics.
To date, Alpha Delta Pi has initiated more than 235,000 women, many of whom are actively involved in one of over 145 collegiate chapters and 150 alumnae associations throughout the United States and Canada.
Welcome from the Zeta Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi! My name is Emory DeVolder and I have the honor of serving as our Chapter President this year.
Opening my bid to Alpha Delta Pi on Bid Day 2016 was a dream come true and I never looked back. I knew I had joined a chapter of strong women that would push me to become the best version of myself through the college years and forever. Since that day in August 2016, my expectations are continually exceeded. These women stay in the library with you until all hours of the night, encourage the craziest dreams you have, push you outside your comfort zone, and most importantly - they are the most loyal friends through it all.
There is something so special about finding women so driven to not only achieve their own goals, but to also cheer you on as you work towards your own. Our chapter created a vision statement to remind ourselves what makes us unique in a few words when we need that reminder. Our women strive to “Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Better.” There is always a sister there to encourage you to take that very first leap to be brave and there is no support system like the one found through this sisterhood- one that truly believes in each other to do anything we set our minds to. Future entrepreneurs and CEOs, scientists to cure medicine’s most monumental obstacles, whitty journalists to write or tell the next best story, selfless teachers, engineers to build bridges and beyond - we have them all. These women have been front row at everything over the past three years - and I know they will continue to be. Their huge smiles of encouragement give you the extra push to know greatness is on the other side of fear.
I am so thankful for the support system this chapter has created during my entire experience and especially while serving as President. These sisters have supported me - and my goal to add a bit more pink and sparkle whenever I can - through both the toughest and the most incredible days.
As a girl from Boston who came to Clemson knowing a grand total of one person, maybe the only finance major who also has too many Broadway songs memorized, and an Enneagram Type 3 who needs frequent reminders to not get that third cup of coffee, I have found my home. It takes a special group of women to build a place that so many girls, with so many different backgrounds, interests, and goals, call home.
This website will show you just a glimpse of the incredible things you will find going on within the sisterhood of Zeta Nu so take a look around. We are so excited you're here to get to know us a bit more.
Emory DeVolder, Zeta Nu Chapter President
As sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, we value Leadership. Our members are immensely involved in other organizations across campus, including Clemson Undergraduate Student Government, Student Alumni Council, Blue Key Honor Society, Varsity Athletics, FCA, Omicron Delta Kappa, YoungLife, Clemson Tour Guide Association, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, Rally Cats, and many more. We create an environment that cultivates leaders and we strive to lead our campus to greatness.
We Live For Each Other. Alpha Delta Pi provides its members with lifetime friendships and an unexplainable sisterhood. The events we look forward to most each year are $5 Prom, Mallard Ball, Semi-Formal, Black Diamond Formal, and our two-day function, ADPisland.
Alpha Delta Pi loves the Ronald McDonald House. Alpha Delta Pi adopted Ronald McDonald House Charities as our international philanthropy in 1979. There are 309 Ronald McDonald Houses around the world with 44 mobile services. We are fortunate to have a Ronald McDonald House in nearby Greenville, South Carolina to serve.
We value high academic achievement. Our Alpha Delta Pi chapter consistently has one of the highest grade point averages on Clemson University's campus. We encourage scholarly achievements and create an environment for success in the classroom.