"Sorority Sisters Seek
Pledges Promoting Loving Leadership!"
Editors Note: Unfortunately, due to
time constraints, pictures of all the groups could not be taken. If
your picture is not part of the slideshow and you submit a picture
will be included.
On a morning of Tue, Sept 15, 09 when
students were rushing to their 9:00 a.m. classes, the sorority
sisters of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) staked out the William Pitt
Union (WPU) 12 hours earlier in support of their baby sisters who
would become part of their fold. They were slowly joined by other
sororities who camped outside of WPU.
Nigrelli, a sister of Tri Delta said, "We like to be here to
support our girls and show them how excited we are to greet them to
Her sorority sister Caity Garvey camped out
early so she could find a good place where the pledges of Tri Delta
could have access to them.
"Because when they [baby sisters] come out
here, we want them to see us first and not have to search for us in
the crowd. Throughout the day girls who like our house will see us
as they pass by and that's got to be really exciting for them for us
being there for them from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.", said Garbey.
Eileen Chan, a sister of Chi Omega, to spend the extra time outside
the WPU after already spending so much time in recruitment seemed
the fair thing to do when they arrived at 10:30 a.m. to show how
excited they are to have them [new pledges] as their new sisters.
When the sisters of Sigma Delta Tau camped
out the WPU, they wanted to keep with tradition of what happens
during bid night.
Tomasic & Sarah Jones stated, "It's tradition to come early and get
the best spot so you can see when the girls come out and you can be
the first girls they see."
Katelyn Korzuch, a sister of Kappa Delta
did not even let work come in the way of showing her love and
support for the new babies who would one day become KD's when she
arrived around 3:00 p.m.
actually have work but we wanted to get here early so we can see the
new members first.", said Korzuch.
The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi (A D Pi)
wanted to follow the rules of Panhellenic when they decided to camp
out only after 4:00 p.m.
Carol Dai, a sister of A D Pi echoed
similar sentiments of other sororities for being there before 9:00
want to get a good spot so new girls can see us and hear us cheering
them on!", said Dai.
As the hours ticked and 9:00 p.m. was
approaching, the excitement was electrifying around 8:45 p.m. as if
a New Year was about to come. Sororities showed their excitement
with sisters holding signs, chanting their slogans, and coming
together as a community.
You will be now taken to a slideshow of
sororities waiting to meet their new baby sisters.
Chi Omega sisters famous chant echoed with
"We are Chi Omega's, we are red hot, we are Chi Omega's, we are red
While the excitement was flowing to a
boiling point outside the WPU, about 200 excited girls gathered
inside the WPU to go into the Ballroom around 9:00 p.m. They waited
in anticipation to see if their first choice would become their new
family of sisters. A counselor from the University of Pittsburgh
Counseling Center was also at hand just in case, girls who were
rejected by the sorority of their choice needed someone to talk to.
As bid envelopes were passed out, the
tension grew until the 200 girls could open their envelopes at which
time shouts of joy erupted and hugs were given throughout the room.
Later, the new babies were introduced to
their new family of sisters in the Kurtzman Room, who expressed
excitement in having them.
Alpha Delta Pi Pledges:
Alpha Epsilon Pledges with their sorority
Chi Omega Pledges with their sorority
Delta Phi Epsilon pledges with their
Delta Zeta pledges with their sorority
Delta Delta Delta pledges with their
Kappa Delta Pledges with their sorority
Kappa Kappa Gamma Pledges with their
Sigma Delta Tau Pledges with their sorority
Afterwards, they all began their journey to
go outside the WPU to await the love and support of their extended
family of sisters who would take them home to either Amos Hall,
Bruce Hall, or the Kappa House and shower them with love and
"Applauding Amos Hallís
Habitability, Sorority Sisters Report Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!"
(Sept 15, 09, 1:33 a.m.)
All photos by Ramesh C. Reddy