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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alpha Delta Pi

Organized May 15, 1851

 

—ETA Chapter March 21, 1907 —

 
Alpha Delta Pi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Alpha Delta Pi Marker
Inscription. Alpha Delta Pi, the first college secret sisterhood, was organized at Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Georgia, the first women's college to grant academic degrees. Originally identified as Adelpheans, the group had three thousand alumnae and sixty active members in 1905 when it change its name to Alpha Delta Phi (Pi in 1913) and began to expand nationally. Eta Chapter at the University of Alabama was the first chapter established in the state. Pi Kappa Kappa, the first local sorority at the University, had organized February 6, 1904 and became affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi (Pi) as the Eta Chapter on March 21, 1907. Installation ceremonies were held in the rooms of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Eta Chapter went into inactive status in 1909-10 because of the scarcity of eligible women students. Reactivation followed on February 14, 1931.
 
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.397′ N, 87° 32.893′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Magnolia Drive north of Paul W. Bryant Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Campus of the University of Alabama, one block east of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Alpha Delta Pi Marker and Sorority House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Alpha Delta Pi Marker and Sorority House
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kappa Delta (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Autherine Lucy Foster (approx. ¼ mile away); Denny Chimes (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Alabama (approx. ¼ mile away); Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 (approx. ¼ mile away); Malone Hood Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Delta Kappa Epsilon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,004 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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