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Alpha Delta Chi (ΑΔΧ) was founded in 1925 at the University of California, Los Angeles by Alma Becker, Willard Crowder Clawson, Amy Culp, Theta Slingerland Dean, Dora Marie Showalter Goertz, Evelyn Kepple Kay, Marion Wright Madden, Alice Slingerland McEachern, Ruth Umstead Ohly, and Dorthea Harvey Shultz.


Their vision was to create a place where Christian women could participate in Greek life without compromising their beliefs, build strong friendships, and most of all, they wanted to create a place which would mirror Christ's love to their community. The sorority was originally named Areta, which means virtue.


The sorority's purpose is to provide fellowship for Christian college women, to strengthen the spiritual lives of its members, and to be a testimony for Christ on each campus.


Delta Chapter History

The Delta Chapter at San Diego State University was originally founded in 1946, and then later re-founded in 1974 and 1996. There have been close to 200 girls that have come through the Delta doors since 1996. We come together with one vision:


The Alpha Delta Chi Pledge

I believe in God the Father, in Jesus Christ as Savior, and in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I will support Alpha Delta Chi to the extent of my ability, accepting its measures, conforming to its ideals and standards and to those of my university.



Sorority Verse

For we all with unveiled face, reflecting as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord are transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. - 2 Corinthians 3:18



Three Purposes of Alpha Delta Chi

Spiritual, Scholastic, Social Growth



Membership Requirements

  1. Personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  2. Enrollment at a university where a chapter of the National Fraternity has been chartered by the National Board.

  3. Active participation in Christian service.

  4. Regular attendance or membership in an evangelical church or in some other church approved by the National Board.

  5. Interest in leading others to Christ.

  6. Willingness to avoid situations which would cause one’s sister or brother to stumble.

  7. Willingness to abstain from sexual relations until marriage.

  8. Willingness to abstain from smoking and the use of illegal drugs.

  9. Willingness to abstain from alcohol in circumstances where the Christian witness would be adversely affected. 

  10. A scholarship rating of at least a "C" or its equivalent maintained in all university work.

  11. Passage of annual examinations on the National Constitution, II Corinthians 3, and the active chapter’s bylaws.

  12. Procurement of a membership pin.

  13. Payment upon graduation or leaving the university of an amount specified by the chapter to their Scholarship
    and Housing Funds.

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