Join the Brothers of the Alpha Delta Phi in cheering on the Minute Men! Celebration at the house to follow.
Date: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Time: 6:30PM - 11:00PM
Location: 45 Phillips St. then the Mullins Center
Rush is a week for prospective members to engage in events and activities designed for members and potential members to learn about each other and the organization. At the end of the Rush week, bids, or invitations of membership, are given to those who have shown great interest in joining the fraternity and those who the active Brothers believe would make a good addition to the Brotherhood. Those who accept their bids will enter into a pledge, or probation, period.
The fraternity and sorority community offers a variety of leadership opportunites to prepare students for future careers. Members are eligible for elected or appointed positions and committee participation within the chapter. Each chapter is self-governing and relies on the special talents of its members for successful management. Members may choose to become involved in the leadership of one of the governing councils or the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Conferences hosted on campus, regionally and nationally, provide members with further opportunites to explore the realm of leadership.
Academic achievement is a value of the UMass Amherst fraternity and sorority community. Members are encouraged to strive for scholarly excellence through incentive programs, study partners, workshops and study hours, and national recognition. Each fraternity and sorority maintains internal academic standards that all members are expected to achieve.
The fraternity and sorority community is committed to participating in community service and philanthropic efforts. Many national organizations have a specific service or philanthropy, such as domestic violence prevention, Pediatric AIDS, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Alzheimer's Association, and Habitat for Humanity. Campus chapters have adopted many other programs, such as the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and Adopt-a-Highway. As a fraternity or sorority member, you will have the opportunity to support the local and campus community by being involved in volunteer activities such as reading to children, chaperoning junior high dances, organizaing a formal for a local senior care facility, serving in a soup kitchen, sponsoring a blood drive, or doing a clean-up at a local park.
Network and Support
On a campus with over 25,000 students, it is important to find a netwrok of friends and allies to provide the support needed to be successful. As an undergraduate, the fraternity/sorority experience provides opportunities to meet students from other campus chapters. Members are encouraged to participate in other campus life programs and to join other student organizations. Intramural sports and special campus events provide even more opportunities to meet students, faculty and staff from various agencies and departments. The chapter also provides opportunities for members to meet brothers and sisters from chapters at other campuses, usually through a regional or national leadership conference. The fraternity and sorority experience is not limited to the college years, as it continues through adulthood. Alumni/ae associations are available across the country and the potential for career connections are endless. Alumni/ae and national volunteers provide advice and guidance for the chapter and its members as well as serve on house and alumni/ae corporations.
The Alpha Delta Phi has stuck to its traditions that has produced men who lead the world in a variety of careers. The Massachusetts chapter has collectively maintained an overall GPA of over 3.2 consistently. We were recently given the Most Improved Chapter award, and are continually improving and growing. We participate in serveral Community Service events throughout the year such as UDance, Habitat for Humanity, Shelter Sunder, Relay for Life, and several others. Not to mention we are some of the most down to earth guys on campus, just come and meet us!