Alpha Delta Chi
Founded1925; 99 years ago (1925)
University of California, Los Angeles
MottoAs in a Mirror
Colors  Flame and   Blue
FlowerGladiolus, Delphinium
Chapters14 active
WebsiteAlpha Delta Chi homepage

Alpha Delta Chi (ΑΔΧ) is an American national Christian sorority founded at UCLA in 1925. Its brother fraternity is Alpha Gamma Omega.


Alpha Delta Chi was founded in 1925 at the University of California, Los Angeles by ten women. Their vision was to create a place where Christian women could participate in Greek life without compromising their beliefs, build strong friendships, and most of all, they wanted to create a place which would mirror Christ's love to their community. The sorority was originally named Areta, which means virtue. The sorority's purpose is to provide fellowship for Christian college women, to strengthen the spiritual lives of its members, to be a testimony for Christ on each campus.

In 1929, Karin Anderson Dyer and Edith Bishop McAulay, two members of the Alpha chapter of Areta, were attending the University of California, Berkeley as graduate students. The two saw a need for the sorority and with the help of the Alpha chapter, they organized the Beta chapter on February 4, 1929.

The first annual convention of Alpha Delta Chi was held in Berkeley, California, on April 6–7, 1939. At this meeting the National Association of Areta and the National Executive and Advisory Board were formed. The original name of the National Fraternity, Areta, was changed to Alpha Delta Chi at the June 1943 National Convention.

A.D.X. currently has 14 active chapters across the nation, the newest of which is the Alpha Gamma chapter at Kennesaw State University.


Active chapters of Alpha Delta Chi are noted in bold, inactive chapters noted in italics.[1]

Name Chartered Institution Location Status Notes Reference
Alpha 1925–19xx?, 2005 UCLA Los Angeles, CA Active
Beta February 4, 19291969, 1979 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Active
Gamma 19xx?–19xx? California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Inactive
Delta 1945–19xx?, 1974–19xx?, 1996 San Diego State University San Diego, CA Active
Epsilon 1949–19xx?, 2005 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Active
Zeta 19631969, 19741995, 2010 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, CA Active
Eta 1976–201x? California State University, Northridge Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Inactive
Theta 1989 California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA Active
Iota 1991–199x?, 2005–201x? University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County, CA Inactive
Kappa 1992–19xx?, 2008–201x? Murray State University Murray, KY Inactive [2]
Lambda --unassigned--
Mu 1993–202x? Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA Inactive
Nu 1993–20xx? University of California, Davis Davis, CA Inactive
Xi 1994–200x? Illinois State University Normal, IL Inactive
Omicron 1994–199x? University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA Inactive
Pi 1997 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO Active
Rho 2000–200x? University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Inactive
Sigma 2003 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Active [a]
Tau 2004 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Active
Upsilon 2004–20xx? University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR Inactive
Phi 2004–200x? Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Inactive
Chi 2004 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA Active
Psi 2006 University of North Alabama Florence, AL Active
Omega 2010 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Active
Alpha Alpha 2013–20xx? Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ Inactive
Alpha Beta 2015 University of Denver Denver, CO Active
Alpha Gamma 2019 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA Active

See also


  1. ^ The Georgia Tech chapter originated as Lambda Nu (local) in 2001.


  1. ^ William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 7 July 2022. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  2. ^ "Alpha Delta Chi Homepage". Archived from the original on 2009-10-26.