Why Adpi: Taylor Nossaman PC'18
"Joining Alpha Delta Pi was the easiest and best decision I have made. My experiences in this chapter have defined my college journey as a whole. The friends I have made here are my friends for life. There is nowhere quite like Alpha Delta Pi."
Hi PNMs! My name is Taylor Nossaman and I am the President of Alpha Delta Pi! I always knew I wanted to come to UCLA. Both of my parents were college students here and I’ve watched UCLA basketball games with my family for as long as I can remember. Getting in was my dream, and I was beyond excited when I got my acceptance letter.
While I couldn’t wait to get to Los Angeles, I was even more eager to meet so many new people. I went to a small high school, meaning my bubble of friends was also small, so the thought of going to a school with 30,000 undergraduates was both daunting and exciting. I heard people tell me “Make sure to find a smaller community at such a big school” ad nauseam. Because of this advice, I signed up to go participate in primary recruitment fall of my freshman year, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
The recruitment process allowed me to meet so many amazing women – new freshmen like myself, older UCLA students, and existing members of the 11 Panhellenic chapters at UCLA. We were all looking to find a community of women we could call friends and a place we could call home.
Walking into Alpha Delta Pi for the first time certainly felt like coming home. The conversations I had with the women in the chapter were authentic, raw, and inspiring. I knew I had found the “small community” everyone kept talking about.
The women of Alpha Delta Pi helped me find my footing at UCLA. I met my closest friends and future roommates at one of the first ADPi events. I cannot picture what my life would be like without these women. From getting late-night dessert, to grabbing drinks, to binging Downton Abbey, the friends I made through ADPi are my go-to girls. I found my people and my home at Alpha Delta Pi.
Saying I found my first college friends in ADPi is one thing, but I have continued to build new friendships. Getting to know my big Peri gave me someone to watch the UCLA basketball games with. Meeting my little Emily during my second year at UCLA gave me another friend for life. Holding an officer position allowed me to work with dedicated and hardworking women, and the many hours spent together has resulted in close friendships I never expected but have come to count on.
Because of the amazing women in the chapter who supported me, I decided to run for president this past year. I wanted to give back to the women who had given me a safe space at a school where I knew nobody. Serving as president for this group that continues to inspire and amaze me everyday has been an honor I never dreamed of.
Joining Alpha Delta Pi was the easiest and best decision I have made. My experiences in this chapter have defined my college journey as a whole. The friends I have made here are my friends for life. There is nowhere quite like Alpha Delta Pi.