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    ADPi Joins Sororities On Campus

    March 2, 1956

    Alpha Delta Pi, the oldest nationa sorority, founded in 1851, has acceptd Panhellenic’s inviation to become the twelth sorority on camus.

    Marsha Hatch, an Alpha Delta Pi member and a senior transfer student from Arizona State College at Tempe, is responsible for colonization here. She was vice president of the Tempe chapter before transferring to the University.

    “”The sororotiy was chosen by Panhellenic on the basis of its strength in the Western states and Illinois — sources of the greates coed enrollment,”” Karen Carlson, dean of women, said this week.

    The establishment of Delta Alpha chapter on campus will mark the installation of the sorority’s 86th chapter since its founding 103 years ago at Wesleyan Femal College in Macon, Ga. At Wesleyan, the first college in the world privileged to graduate women, Eugenia Tucker founded the Adelphean Society and laid the foundation for women’s secret societies. Subsequently the name was changed to Alpha Delta Pi.

    Rush parties, which will begin within a month, will be arranged by Miss Hatch and the Alpha Delta Pi alumnae group in Tucson. Independent girls with outstanding records both in scholastic and campus activites will be ossible rushees. Informal pledging wll take place until May 15, the sorority’s Founder’s Day, when a formal group pledging will occur.

    When colonization begins Miss Hatch will combine the duties of president and pledge trainer in presiding over weekly meetings.

    Miss Hatch, who is 19 and majoring in education, said she expects to stay in school a year longer than she had originally planned because of her role in colonization and requirement differences between UA and Arizona State College.

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