Sewanee: The University of the South


From the time of our founding, Alpha Delta Pi has believed in the importance of giving back to our community. A dedication to philanthropy guides our members to spend time in the service of those who need it most. Our international organization’s commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities has led to the donation of over $15,000,000 over the course of our partnership. More than 350 Ronald McDonald Houses in 64 countries help keep families with seriously ill or injured children together when they need it most by offering them a comfortable, temporary residence in proximity to a medical facility.

In 1979 Alpha Delta Pi adopted the Ronald McDonald House Charities as its national philanthropic partner.  Our chapter has the opportunity to serve meals through the RMHC Chattanooga Adopt a Meal Program, and we host an annual pop tab collection.  Alongside RMHC, Alpha Delta Pi supports the Max Gruver Foundation, an organization that seeks to end hazing on college campuses. Iota Delta supports other philanthropic events on campus by participating in Sewanee Dance Marathon, Sewanee Relay for Life, and works to support our Greek community’s philanthropy of Thistle Farms.