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Bid Day is the day after Panhellenic formal recruitment is over and all of the potential new members get accepted into their chapters. It’s full of glitter, crying, laughing, dance parties and comradery. Active members celebrate getting new sisters and look forward to sharing their values, traditions and sorority with the new girls during the upcoming semester, while new members celebrate finding their forever homes in college and look forward to some of the best years of their lives.
“I love Bid Day because it’s a celebration of all our hard work and preparation for recruitment,” said Christina Caisse, Pi Beta Phi. “It’s so exciting to welcome new members into our chapter and teach them not only about the wonderful traditions of my chapter, but all that Greek life at UNT has to offer them as well.”
“Bid Day for me is like getting my bid all over again,” said Cassie Rudy, Panhellenic Executive Board member, Delta Gamma. “You have the same feelings you had that day, and you can’t wait to run home to your family.”
New Chi Omega member Callee Buxton decided to pursue Greek life after seeing the opportunities several of her Greek friends were able to obtain, and she is glad that she did.
“The Bid Day experience was amazing,” Buxton said. “All of the girls in your new chapter are so excited to see you come home, no matter if they know you yet or not, and the girls you did meet during recruitment already have signs with your name and presents for you and want to be your best friend right away. The entire recruitment process, as a whole, is very stressful, but completely worth it. I met so many unique, wonderful girls, not just in my own chapter, but in all of the other chapters as well. I look forward to being a part of the bond that the sisters of Chi Omega share.”
In keeping with the Greek tradition of philanthropy, the new members also raised $881.66 for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, which helps eliminate life-shattering diseases, raises awareness for important health issues and tackles local issues such as domestic violence against women, illiteracy among youth, environmental stewardship and aid to the disabled and aging.
For more information on UNT Greek Life, visit http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/greek-life.