December 04, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Panhellenic Council at Bucknell University will expand to seven sororities by welcoming the Alpha Delta Pi national sorority in fall 2009.

Following a vote by the council this past spring to expand the system from six to seven sororities, an appointed extension committee received inquiries and applications from 12 of the 20 national sororities that currently do not have a chapter at Bucknell. The extension committee reviewed the applications and narrowed them to three sorority finalists to invite for visits and extension presentations.

The three finalists presented at Bucknell in mid-October and the extension committee and university administration decided to offer extension to Alpha Delta Pi.

215,000 members
Alpha Delta Pi began in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Ga. Its principles are scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service. The national sorority has initiated more than 215,000 members and currently has 134 active undergraduate chapters. Its headquarters is in Atlanta.

The last time Bucknell extended an offer to a national sorority to join its system was in 2001 to Chi Omega. The Bucknell Greek system began in 1855 and currently has 1,500 active members.

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