Hi! My name is Maddie Whalen, and I am beyond humbled, honored, and happy to represent the Gamma Xi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi as the 2021 Chapter President.
I’m from a big city, so I’ve spent my life trying to make large communities feel small. Yet, at a school with 25,000 students, I learned that I could quickly get lost in the sea of new faces. Greek Life was my solution. But honestly, I was hesitant. I didn’t know if this was the right community to make me feel welcome. Now, looking back on my past 3 years as a member, I have never been more confident in my decision. I’ve formed friendships that will last a lifetime, I’ve made memories that I’ll cherish forever, and I’ve pushed myself to accomplish more than I ever thought I could - all because of the ADPi women who never failed to cheer me on.
ADPi is full of women who value personal development. Personally, I’ve found that through leadership opportunities. I’ve held three chapter positions as I worked my way up to President. In my time as an officer, I’ve learned more about leadership than in any other experience. When you’re an ADPi, you are pushed to be the best version of yourself. Your sisters, alumnae advisors, and even house dog (her name is Pi, she’s a French Bulldog) all challenge you to create the sisterhood you want.
It’s because of the uniquely-crafted sisterhood we have at ADPi that I will never forget taking pictures on bid day with a stranger who would turn out to be my best friend. I’ll never forget my Big letting me cry in her room when I couldn’t hold in the tears long enough to make it back to my dorm at FT. I’ll never forget singing and dancing on the bus on the way to date parties as we switched off who got aux. I’ll never forget how warm the hugs I received were after the first time I gave a speech about my connection to our national philanthropy, RMHC. And I’ll never forget how delicious the junk food tasted that our house mom put out every night of dead week for “happy half hour.” Because of these experiences and so many more, Alpha Delta Pi has become more than just a 4 year commitment. It is something that will last beyond my years here at UCSB.
ADPi has a history of being awarded the highest GPA, the most community service hours, and even the Chapter of the Year in the Panhellenic Community. We pride ourselves on our well-balanced priorities in all areas of college life - academics, service, personal development, and even just having fun.
There is no way I can ever give back Alpha Delta Pi all that it has given me. But, I’m going to try. I feel incredibly fortunate to be serving as Alpha Delta Pi’s President for this upcoming year. My sisters are, and always will be my loudest cheerleaders, my best friends, and my strongest inspiration. I will always be proud to call myself an Alpha Delta Pi woman.
Please enjoy our website to explore our unique sisterhood and to learn about how you can fully take advantage of your experience as a UCSB Panhellenic woman.
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
University of California, Santa Barbara
Ronald McDonald House Charities
House Capacity: 45
New Member:$1,231.41 (fall quarter); $914.16 (winter and spring quarter); $3,059.73 (total full year)
Live-in: $3,594.16 (per quarter); $10,782.48 (full year)
Live-out: $914.16 (per quarter); $2,742.48 (full year)
New Member Cost Includes: administration fees, alpha member fees, alpha semester dues, badge fee, housing corporation membership fee, initiation fee, out of house board, out of house rent, Monday night dinners
Live-in Cost Includes: administration fee, delta member fee, delta semester dues, in house board, in house rent, weekly meal plan for Mon-Fri
Live-out Cost Includes: administration fee, delta member fee, delta semester dues, out of house board, out of house rent, Monday night dinners
Payment Methods: OmegaFi - Check, eCheck, credit/debit card
Payment Plan: all at once, monthly, or case by case