Zeta Lambda was installed with 19 collegiate members and 20 honorary initiates. The group met in an apartment with rush events held in a local hotel and alumnae homes before the chapter house was built in 1982. Alpha Delta Pi Playday was a major event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Former Adelphean Feature Editor Debbi Pigg Bedford has authored many books and served on the board of the Romance Writers of America. Jeanne Muyskens Halloin, Pi - Iowa State, served as the first chapter advisor and an international officer. Joy Merritt, Zeta - Southwestern, was a long-serving chapter advisor and House Corporation member. Other alumnae who have served in various capacities include Mary Ann McClure Childs, Alpha Zeta - SMU; Donna White Lamar, Alpha Omicron - Oklahoma State; Nancy Curry Bussell, Delta Mu - Sam Houston; Hazel Maultsby Pipkin, Delta - Texas and Zeta Lambda's Nancy Bower Harmon and Wendy Valentine Jones, who also was an international officer. Melinda Jordan Hall is a District Team Director and LeAnn Stotz Scrimpshire also serves internationally.