Delta Sigma Chapter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority returned to Ole Miss in time for fall 2013 recruitment. With an inaugural recruitment class of over 300 sisters, the Delta Sigma Chapter was off and running.
As with any Greek organization on campus, the next step for the chapter was to secure a sorority house on campus.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the chapter’s new construction site located on campus at 607 Rebel Drive, between Twin Towers and Kincannon. Many alumnae, including International Alpha Delta Pi Grand Council members and Alpha Delta Pi sisters, attended the ceremony.
“Being in Oxford for the ground breaking of our new ‘home’ was a truly fulfilling day,” said Dr. Tammie S. Pinkston, Alpha Delta Pi international president. “The support of the University administration and Panhellenic reflects Southern hospitality at its finest.”
Members are expected to occupy the house by the fall of 2015. With an estimated cost of $5 million, the house will hold 64 members complete with laundry facilities, a commercial kitchen, study room and dining room.
“The return of Alpha Delta Pi to Ole Miss is a hope realized by all of the ADPi alumnae from Ole Miss,” said Stacy DeMartini Bruton (BA 78), Alpha Delta Pi international vice president of collegiate membership. “We are thrilled to be back and eager to support our collegiate sisters as they begin a new era for ADPi at Ole Miss.”
The architectural firm is Hug & Associates, LLC, of Alpharetta, Georgia, with Genoa Construction Company, also of Alpharetta, serving as contractor.
When completed the new 18,790 square-foot Alpha Delta Pi house will be the first new sorority house built on campus since the 1970s.