As Alpha Delta Pi’s Recruitment and Marketing Vice President, let me be the first to welcome you to our wonderful sisterhood and the unique experience that is USC Formal Recruitment. There really is nothing like it.
I am Julia Teymourian, the Alpha Psi chapter's Recruitment and Marketing Vice President. On behalf of all of my sisters, we are so excited to meet you in August and have been eagerly preparing for recruitment week. Victoria, our Formal Recruitment Chair, the rest of the chapter and myself have been working since last fall to ensure your visit to the Alpha Delta will accurately show you what it means to be an ADPi at USC.
Formal Recruitment at USC is an experience unlike any other. It can seem daunting and can be emotional, but, even if you’re unsure if Greek life is for you, I encourage you to try it. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.
When I went through the recruitment process, I was looking for scholarship, on-campus involvement, and, most importantly, a place to call home during my time at USC. I wasn’t sure I would be able to find this in a sorority, something so often stereotyped and criticized. However, I found all this and more when I came home to ADPi.
ADPi is a house filled with driven, original and passionate leaders. It’s impossible to find a club on campus that wasn’t started by, run by, or participated in by at least one ADPi. From spreading awareness to medical brigades, our sisters are passionate about what they do and leaders in their activities. Our strong devotion to academics consistently gives us one of the highest GPAs on the row, and the honor of calling USC’s 2014 Valedictorian, Jana Shapiro, our sister.
ADPi is everything I wanted in a sorority and everything I didn’t know I needed. Every sorority has invites and philanthropies, but it’s the little things that make a house feel like home. It’s the seemingly inconsequential moments spent binge watching shows together, eating ice cream with tears streaming down my face, and everything in between that have made me fall in love with ADPi.
Now, as Recruitment and Marketing Vice President, I can’t wait to share my home with you and show you what it really means to come home to ADPi.
To join Alpha Delta Pi, all potential members must go through the USC Panhellenic Recruitment process. This consists of five stages: Open House Day, Involvement Day, Sisterhood Day, Preference Day, and Bid Day.
On each day, you will have the chance to meet with members from ADPi to see if you feel the same bonds of sisterhoods that we do!
For more information and registration, please visit the USC Panhellenic website.
On the final day of Recruitment, New Members are given their "Bid Card," which indicates which sisterhood has welcomed them into their Sorority. In USC tradition, New Members run down the row to be welcomed into their new home.
Each year we find a new way to enjoy the evening in a memorable way. This year, we had an In N' Out truck, a dance floor, crafts, and a dessert bar at our bid night!
As part of Recruitment, we invite and encourage alumnae to write recommendations for potential sisters. Letters can be sent to the following address:
c/o Alpha Delta Pi USC
814 W. 28th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007