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Panhellenic Sororities Celebrate International Badge Day March 7

3 March 2005 ó The five-member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) at Jacksonville State University will celebrate International Badge Day March 7, 2005. During the annual event, Panhellenic sorority women everywhere honor their Greek affiliations by wearing their badge or letters. The theme this year is "Remember Your Pledge of Loyalty... Wear Your Badge With Pride." Those organizations participating at JSU are Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

International Badge Day honors the Panhellenic spirit and celebrates the pledge of loyalty each member has taken. NPC believes that membership in a fraternity or sorority is a social experience based on the fundamental right of free people to form voluntary associations. It is one of the many enrichments of college and alumnae life.

Fraternities and sororities exist because they:
  • provide a good democratic social experience;
  • give value beyond college years;
  • create, through their ideals, an ever-widening circle of service beyond the membership;
  • develop an individualís potential through leadership opportunities and group effort; and
  • fill the need of belonging.
Panhellenic women are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in 4,678 alumnae associations. There are over 3.7 million sorority women in the world.

For more information about International Badge Day or Panhellenic membership, contact the Office of Student Life at 256-782-5491 or email

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