Alpha Delta Pi was excited to learn that the University of Delaware was opening for extension in summer 2007. After a competitive process, the sorority was selected as the ninth NPC group to join the campus. Preparations began immediately for the February 2008 colonization during which the recruitment team interviewed 295 women and then extended 115 bids, the maximum allowed by Panhellenic. The colony hosted a "Tye-Dye with ADPi" event for other sororities, participated in Greek Week and placed first in Greek Games Day. The 115 charter members were initiated into Alpha Delta Pi's first chapter in the state of Delaware by International President Claire Brown Gwaltney and former Presidents Jane Fiedler Madio and Kathryn Peddy Goddard.