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Welcome to Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, A Literary Society

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was founded in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York by Samuel Eells (1810-1842). Founded as a literary society, it evolved into one of the most distinguished of the original American college fraternities. It has retained its focus on its literary roots, by attracting only the best students at only the more prestigious colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Our chapters are leaders on their respective campuses, where some of our chapter houses have been designated architectural or historic landmarks. The Alpha Delta Phi experience has helped a disproportionate number of its 50,000 lifelong members to become top leaders in industry, government, education, and religion.

We welcome you whether you are a prospective member, a current Undergraduate Brother, an Alumnus Brother, or just an interested visitor, to explore this uniquely distinguished organization. Here you will find information about the history and traditions of Alpha Delta Phi, about our headquarters office and staff, and about our chapters and their host institutions.

 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

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All of our award applications have been updated to indicate the deadline for receipt of applications. Chapters applying for the Newsletter Award must submit their newsletters by June 18, 2014. Applications nominating an undergraduate for the Order of the Cross Sword and Spear, the highest recognition which can be bestowed upon an undergraduate member, must also be submitted by June 18, 2014. Undergraduate members seeking Seward Scholarships must submit their applications by June 18, 2014; however please note that if additional materials are requested, these must be provided no later than July 16, 2014. Finally, the deadline to submit a video for the "Why Join AD?" competition is July 15, 2014. All applications/entries will qualify if submitted electronically by the deadline; with the exception of the Video Competition, which must be submitted electronially, they must postmarked by the deadline to qualify. Specific information regarding each of these awards can be found in the "Fraternity" page under "Resources" on the "Menu" tab.

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The Fraternity is pleased to announce a new competition which can help your chapter with recruiting new members and result in your chapter being awarded $500.00 at the Convention this summer. To win, your chapter must submit a 3-5 minute video answering the question, "Why join ADPhi?"

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The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

Director:

Bill Bronson

Assistant Director:

Terrie Eastmade

Address:

6126 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Contact:

Telephone:(847) 965-1832
Fax:(847) 965-1871
e-Mail:office@alphadeltaphi.org

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Monday-Friday:08:30 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time

During the summer (June-August), the office has extended hours Monday-Thursday.
However, the office is closed on Friday.

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