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Epsilon Rho




Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society founded for women on May 15, 1851. Over the past 171 years, this sorority has grown to college campuses across the United States and Canada, including here in Las Vegas. Not only was Alpha Delta Pi the first sorority founded nationally, our chapter, Epsilon Rho, was also the first sorority on UNLV's campus.


Back when UNLV was known as Nevada Southern University, there were a group of girls known as the Phi Delta Chi’s who were often called upon by the dean with ushering campus tours and fundraisers. As the Phi Delta Chi’s grew, so did their interest in becoming a national sorority. Las Vegas had a huge number of local ADPi alumni who wanted the girls to become a local ADPi chapter. With the help from the alumni and a great interview with ADPi representatives, the club became a sisterhood through Alpha Delta Pi. Epsilon Rho was charted on May 4, 1968. Since then, we've grown a diverse sisterhood committed to high academic standards, social responsibility, values, and ethics. Our sisterhood is not just for four years, it's for life.


Alpha Delta Pi is proud to be the first secret society exclusively for women. Founded on May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, our sorority is rich with tradition and sisterhood. Our original name was the "Adelphean Society." The word "Adelphean" is derived from the Greek word meaning sister. 

The principles established by our founders in 1851 are enduring standards exemplifying the highest ideals of womanhood. Our creed states that Alpha Delta Pi is more than a ritual and more than a symbol, that it is a way of life. Alpha Delta Pi is something you are, not something you become. What Alpha Delta Pi represents at the University of Central Florida, and what we have symbolized throughout North American chapters since 1851; it is what will keep us the first and finest… forever.


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