University of Michigan


At Alpha Delta Pi, we are a sisterhood of friends, a family of individuals, and a home away from home. We embrace every woman's uniqueness, we encourage and support each other's goals and dreams, and we value character above all else. Founded in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women.


Hi! My name is Maura Burns and I am currently the President of the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi here at the University of Michigan. I am double majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and Spanish. I hope this website gives you a look at the amazing members who make this organization so special, and why we all chose to call ADPi home!

In the Winter of 2020, I chose to elaborate my experience at the University of Michigan. From the first day of recruitment, ADPi stood out to me and was a place I looked forward to returning to round after round. ADPi was a place where I felt I didn’t have to change who I was to belong; I could be completely and totally myself. Fast forward to today, and I can honestly say that back then, I never imagined I would become Chapter President - it just wasn’t something I saw in myself. I owe this high honor, and the incredible joy it brings me, to the women of this chapter. They encouraged me, emboldened me, and trusted me to represent them. I think as a member of ADPi, you will find that same sense of support from your sisters in every endeavor you embark upon.

One of my favorite things about ADPi is the genuine desire in each of our members to live out our motto, “we live for each other.” Whether it’s delivering coffee to a sister studying in the UGLi or providing an outstretched hand in a time of need, I can honestly say that each of our members shares an authentic love for one another. 

They say a true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably (William Penn). I have found about 200 of those friends here, and it has been an incredible privilege of mine to lead this extraordinary group of women who uphold this saying each and every day. ADPi isn’t just for 4 years, it’s for life, and these are the people I want standing next to me when I take on the world on graduation day, and every day after. 

I hope this website provides you with valuable information about our chapter and our sisterhood, and what makes ADPi so special to each of us! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out at!


Maura Burns, Alpha Class ‘20