- Louisiana is home to many chapters of various secret societies dating back to the early 1700s. The settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras in 1703. In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), much like those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes today. Back then France’s claim on the territory of Louisiane, included what are now the U.S. states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women at a U.S. university on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia.
Nicknamed ADPi, the sorority was founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, service to others and sisterhood. Their open motto is “We Live for Each Other,” and their colors are azure blue and white, their official flower is the woodland violet, their mascot is a lion nicknamed Alphie, and their symbol is the diamond.
Alpha Delta Pi’s Epsilon chapter at Tulane University was originally chartered in 1906 at Sophie Newcomb College which merged with Tulane following Hurricane Katrina. The chapter closed in 1976 and later returned to Tulane in 2013 giving Kapture NOLA a chance at documenting a piece of history in this end of summer photo shoot with some of the current ladies of ADPi in Audubon park.
For more from Alpha Delta Pi Please visit – https://www.alphadeltapi.org/