Want to get involved?

The Society is always looking for volunteers to help out with a wide variety of projects. 

To join a team, or if you have an idea not listed below, email President Mike Blitstein and Vice President Kari Dahlen at hq@adps.org to get started!

Major Initiatives

Chapter Services

Chris Jackson

Chapter Services provides advice, guidance, and financial support to our undergraduate chapters and affiliates on a range of chapter functions, including recruitment, budgeting, university relations, etc.


[Chair Needed]

The Communications team publishes the annual Xaipe newsletter, sends e-newsletters, and maintains an active presence on social media. It keeps Society members up to date on current events and highlights the accomplishments of our members and chapters.


Dena Schwartz

The Development committee cultivates and maintains relationships with active and potential donors, enabling the Society to build communities and strengthen an ongoing commitment to education beyond the classroom.

New Chapter Development

Mike Blitstein
Mike Blitstein
Thom Clark

The New Chapter Development committee ensures that the Society continues to grow. It identifies colleges where a new affiliate chapter would be a good fit, responds to inquiries from interested groups, and helps start affiliate chapters.



Alina Lacombe

The Accessibility committee advises other committees to make sure the Society is doing its best to be as accessible as possible. This committee’s ongoing projects include increasing Convention accessibility, reformatting our website to be more accessible, and reviewing chapter practices to better advise our undergraduates. 


[Chair Needed]

The Awards committee celebrates our most deserving members and chapters by collecting nominations, selecting award recipients and creating new awards.


If you are interested in directing this committee, please reach out to our Executive Director at executivedirector@adps.org.

Community Accountability & Relational Equity (CARE)

Cailyn Hansen
Jenna Tishler

The CARE committee develops procedures for chapters and the Board of Governors to address conflict in a way that centers Equitable Justice (EJ). The CARE committee also works closely with Member Safety to respond to Incidence Reports.


Laura Hellwig

The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer with forming policies, aligns spending with Society priorities, and helps determine which programs and services receive funding. (No background in finance is necessary.)


Kylie Madden

The Events Committee coordinates the logistics for Society-wide events, including Convention, in-person board meetings, and other graduate member events. It also manages the Society store and designs new merchandise.

Grad Org Support

Thom Clark

The Graduate Organization Support committee advises young graduate chapters through semi-annual check-ins and the creation of guiding documents. If you’re better at working with alumni than undergraduates, this may be the committee for you!


David Clodfelter

The Legal committee is a team of experts that the Board relies upon for all legal matters, including drafting policies, negotiating a new separation agreement with the Fraternity, and analyzing a catering contract for Convention. (No formal legal training is necessary.)

Lifelong Experience

Peter Goldstein
Mimi Walczuk

Your Society experience doesn’t end at graduation. The Lifelong Experience committee serves Graduate Members through mentorship programs, assisting with the transition into post graduate life, and supporting in-person and virtual events. 

Member Safety

Joan Charlotte Matelli

The Member Safety committee works to make the Society a safe place for all members and guests, across all events and chapters. It responds to calls and emails made to the Incident Report hotline. (For an overview of our response to a reported incident, click here.)


Jim Sabo

Do you want to help find the next Governors of the Alpha Delta Phi Society? This committee organizes the nomination process,  gathers nominations, and presents a slate of suggested candidates to the Board of Governors prior to yearly elections held at Convention.