University of Mount Union Sorority Life Celebrates International Badge Day

March 13, 2017

Alliance, OH —  The University of Mount Union Panhellenic Council and its four member sororities are celebrating International Badge Day this March by hosting Tina Vansteenbergen, a nationally-known speaker from For College, For Life. Vansteenbergen will discuss the real challenges to sorority leadership in her presentation, “Better Friends, Better Sisters, Better Women." The event is a dessert reception on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Reservations can be made by contacting Panhellenic Council Vice President for Programming, Kelsey Maciag at maciagka@mountunion.edu. 

International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference as an opportunity for women everywhere to wear their sorority letters in a celebration of sisterhood. This year’s theme is: “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.”  In addition to the four sororities on Mount Union’s campus, Kappa Phi, the women’s Christian sorority, is also invited to attend.    

The University of Mount Union Panhellenic Council is a collegiate umbrella organization for the four sororities on campus – Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, and Delta Sigma Tau. Since Mount Union’s founding in 1846, sorority life and sisterhood have been a popular and important part of the undergraduate experience. Sorority women at the University of Mount Union participate in various philanthropic and community service endeavors throughout the year to support the Circle of Sisterhood, the Alliance-Area Domestic Violence Shelter, the Ronald McDonald House, the Akron Children’s Hospital, and Autism Speaks. They also are participants in the annual Up ‘Till Dawn benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Relay For Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society.   

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is one of the nation’s largest organizations advocating for women and is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities. NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with 380,565 undergraduate members in 3,234 chapters. Alumnae are represented in 3,889 associations around the world. For more information, including a complete list of NPC sororities, visit npcwomen.org or find NPC on Twitter and Facebook. To learn more about sorority life at Mount Union, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @umugreeklife and Mount Union social media. 

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