Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Alpha Delta Pi To Break Ground On New UM Sorority House

adpi sorority house
Artist’s rendition of new sorority house.

Alpha Delta Pi sorority officers and collegiate members will ceremonially break ground at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, for a new $5 million chapter house at the University of Mississippi.
Site preparation began in late July on Rebel Drive for the first new sorority house to be built on the Ole Miss campus since the 1970s. Members of Alpha Delta Pi sorority will move into the almost 19,000-square foot house in Fall 2015.
“We are so excited to begin construction on our ‘home’ in Oxford,” said Tammie Pinkston, international president of Alpha Delta Pi. “Sorority houses are a great part of the Ole Miss culture and we want to make all of our members and the larger community proud of what Alpha Delta Pi brings to the Ole Miss Greek community.
International President Tammy Pinkston

Alpha Delta Pi sorority returned to the Ole Miss campus in September 2013 and installed the Delta Sigma chapter on February 16, 2014. There are more than 200 active members of the Ole Miss sorority with more than 900 chapter alumni. Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility. Internationally, there are more than 235,000 collegiate members of 150 chapters as well as another 150 alumnae associations.
“The University of Mississippi is extremely happy to have the women of Alpha Delta Pi represented on our campus once again,” said Dr. Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice chancellor for student affairs at Ole Miss. “The construction of the new house will continue to build on the momentum that has been gained by the collegians this past year I am excited about the construction this fall, but I mostly look forward to the opportunities for leadership and sisterhood that will be fostered by their new home.”
The two-story brick house, to be located at xxx Rebel Drive across from several other Ole Miss sorority houses, was designed my Michael S. Hugg of Hugg and Associates, LLC, of Alpharetta, GA. The general contractor is Genoa Construction Company of Atlanta.
When Alpha Delta Pi was invited to reorganize at Ole Miss, University officials gave the sorority the choice of two lots available for sorority housing with the University’s master development plan. The sorority conducted site analysis and soil samples to determine its choice of the selected lot, Pinkston explained.
The house will sleep 64 members in 31 double rooms and two single rooms. It will also have a suite for the resident house director, a chapter/dining room, a study room, commercial kitchen, sitting room, sunroom, three parlor areas, laundry facilities and several bathroom suites. The house is 18,790 square feet excluding covered porches and a small basement area.
Architectural details include a series of white columns, porches and porticos on the front exterior. The anticipated cost of construction is in excess of $5 million. The international organization of Alpha Delta Pi is providing funding to build the sorority’s new home. Alumnae are supporting the build with donations.
“Alumnae are very excited that Alpha Delta Pi has returned to Ole Miss, and alumnae and collegians alike are thrilled that construction has begun on our new home at Ole Miss,” said Stacy DeMartini Bruton, chair of the Delta Sigma Steering Committee and International Vice President of Collegiate Membership.
Executive committee officers of the Ole Miss chapter of Alpha Delta Pi include: President Kelsey Rist of Bon Aqua, TN; Executive Vice President Amanda Feltner of Lake Zurich, IL; Membership Education Vice President Connor Burnett of Brandon, MS; Recruitment and Marketing Vice President Jessica Hinton of Brandon, MS; Director of Social Enrichment Natalia Canales of San Antonio, TX; Director of Standards and Ethics Tanetra Howard of Horn Lake, MS; Finance Vice President Taylor Lowe of Gautier, MS; and Panhellenic Delegate Alison Cegielski of Laurel, MS.
Anticipated construction cost: $5 million Current chapter membership: More than 200 Anticipated date of occupancy: Fall 2015 Square footage: 18,790 Occupancy: Will sleep 64 members in 31 double rooms and 2 single rooms
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