Campus Sororities Join in International Badge Day to Celebrate Sisterhood
BY ALLISON WRIGHT
Today, women in all three Westminster sororities will join Greek women across the United States and Canada in donning their badges to celebrate the sorority experience.
Each year, sorority women celebrate Badge Day during March, which is also National Women’s History Month.
“We ask all sorority women to join us in celebrating by wearing your letters on your heart and inviting all sorority women to come to Coulter lecture hall at noon on Monday to celebrate together,” Nicole Elliott, assistant director of Greek life at Westminster, said.
The Panhellenic Council, the event’s sponsor, will show a video, take a group photo and provide snacks to everyone who attends.
“International Badge Day is a great opportunity for our sorority women on campus to come together and represent what it means to be Greek,” Westminster Panhellic President Gabby LaRose said. “We show respect to our individual organizations while acknowledging that we are part of a larger Greek Community.”
Women who are unable to attend the celebration can participate in the experience by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #badgeday16.
At last year’s celebration, Panhellenic delegates from each chapter on campus discussed the origin and history of their badge.
Twenty-six sororities make up the National Panhellenic Conference, including all three at Westminster. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta joined in 1902, followed by Alpha Gamma Delta in 1909.
Allison Wright is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.