What is the process to join? What does informal recruitment look like?
The first step to joining is getting in touch with us! Visit the recruitment page under the Join ADX tab to learn about our recruitment events and sign-up to be added to our contact list so you know when and where our events are. The informal recruitment process is designed to help us get to know you more and find out if ADX is a good fit for you through a series of events. The dates for the events are listed on the recruitment page and we hope you can join us!
What is the time commitment?
We have chapter meetings once a week, which last about 2 hours. These are the only events that happen every week; however, there will be other events throughout the quarter that you may be required to attend, such as devotional events, study parties, ceremonies, and other miscellaneous events. You will also have to complete 5 service hours by the end of each quarter, which can be achieved through ADX-sponsored service events or any other service opportunities that you may have outside of the sorority. This may sound like a lot, but all of the events we have are put on so that we can get to know each other on a deeper level, have some fun, and support each other in everyday life.
Are you involved in any philanthropy?
Each Alpha Delta Chi chapter chooses its own philanthropy in the community its located. As of Spring Quarter 2017 our official philanthropy is Joshua Station, a local nonprofit that provides transitional housing to people in need. To learn more about Joshua Station please Click Here. We also volunteer at a variety of other nonprofits. Additionally, each quarter we vote to choose an organization to which to tithe.
Are there any opportunities for leadership?
There are a lot of opportunities for leadership in ADX. We have a ten person executive board we vote in each semester and a handful of chair positions we vote in each quarter. There are also opportunities to lead service events and committees.
Do you have events with alcohol?
No, ADX is a dry sorority meaning that none of our events have alcohol at them. For sisters who are over 21 they are welcome to drink (in a manner that does not hurt the Christian witness) but just not at ADX events.
What if I have a hard time meeting one of the membership requirements before or after becoming sister?
The membership requirements are things that each of us are striving towards and that we have by no means achieved perfection in. All we ask is that if you are struggling with one of the requirements, you are willing and open to strive to meet that requirement, even if you fall sometimes. Our main goal is to make sure that you have support from your sisters so you do not have to struggle alone in anything.
Do you have to pay dues? Where does that money go? What if I don't think I can afford them?
The dues at ADX are significantly lower than the dues for other sororities on campus because we do not have housing that the money would be going towards. This means that all of your dues go directly back to you. Dues are used to pay for the events we hold so you don't have to pay for food or other aspects of events, and also for our tithes which we give each quarter to a nonprofit organization of our choosing. If you are worried about being able to pay dues, contact us, we would love to talk about options you have regarding dues and payment plans.
What are some of the things ADX sisters do for fun together outside of meetings/ADX events?
We often will hangout and watch movies, go to church together, go on hikes, hold bible studies, go shopping, and really anything you want to do with a group of friends! We truly are a community that seeks to build friendship while we pursue our relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other.
Do you have to be a Christian to join?
No, you do not have to be Christian to join. However, our values as a group may make you feel uncomfortable if you do not wish to grow your faith. If you are still unsure about Christianity, come and get to know us! There are sisters here who just decided to follow Jesus months ago as well as sisters who chose to follow Jesus when they were very young, and everywhere in between. We would love to share our faith with you even if you choose not the join the sorority.
What religious background is necessary in order to join ADX?
No religious background is necessary to join ADX. Some of our sisters did grow up in Christian homes, while others did not. Many of us come from evangelical or non-denominational churches, and we also have sisters who come from Catholic, Methodist, and Episcopal denominations. (plus many more!)
What makes ADX different from a Bible Study?
When the founders started ADX they wanted this sisterhood to be more than just a Bible Study. At ADX our goal is to build deep relationships and challenge one another to go deeper in their relationship with Christ. For that reason, things like dues and mandatory events are necessary to create the sisterhood that we have. Things like our membership requirements help us hold each other accountable to the standards we believe help us live the best life God has for us. Each girl is able to choose how deep she goes within ADX. The more you put into the relationships here, the more you get out, and you will definitely leave with lasting friendships!
I don't have a super deep relationship with God... Is that okay?
That is definitely ok! We welcome all girls no matter where they are in their walk with Jesus. We would love to come alongside you as we pursue a deeper relationship with God together.
Are there resources within ADX I can go to if I need help academically?
Yes, our scholarship chair is a wonderful resource who can help with creating study plans, connecting our members with tutors, and providing study materials. We also have study groups who meet at least once a quarter to do homework together.
What does it mean to be an associate panhellenic sorority?
Because ADX is a Christian sorority we are considered associate members of panhellenic rather than regular members. What this means is that we do not participate in formal recruitment with the other sororities on campus and instead hold informal recruitment following formal recruitment. Otherwise, we participate in all other panhellenic events and our women get to hold positions on the panhellenic board and we send representatives to panhellenic meetings on a weekly basis.