SFA Panhellenic uses Instagram to encourage sororities on Badge Day
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 09:03
On Monday, the SFA Panhellenic Council held an Instagram contest to feature sororities on campus representing their organizations for Badge Day. The winning photo represents women from the different organizations.
Badge Day is the national day for Greek organizations to represent their organization by wearing their badges and letters. Photos taken were sent to the SFA Panhellenic account, SFA Panhellenic.
The goal for the Instagram contest was to promote unity in the five different Panhellenic organizations, and showcase different women from each chapter. The five Panhellenic sororities at SFA are Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Delta Delta and Delta Zeta.
“It’s a good way to introduce our Instagram,” said Taylor Childress, the Panhellenic president. “And Badge Day was a time to represent the chapters in a positive way.”
The winning photo. which she felt represented unity among the sororities on campus, was chosen by Childress.
“It’s a way to show your support for your chapter,” according to Amanda Horn, interim director of student affairs programs for student activities. “It’s a nationwide initiative from the National Panhellenic Conference. Women all across the nation showed support for their Greek lettered organization.”
The account received about 15 tagged photos, but other photos were taken where users forgot to tag the new account.
Childress encourages women in the Panhellenic organizations to keep tagging photos on Instagram. She also plans on creating a Twitter for members to tag. The account will be called SFAPanhellenic.
Throughout the year, each organization has fundraisers for the philanthropic organization they support.
Zeta Tau Alpha supports breast cancer awareness, Delta Zeta helps with speech and hearing impairments, Delta Delta Delta partners with St. Jude’s, Alpha Chi Omega raises awareness of domestic violence and Chi Omega raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The organizations will also be participating in Greek Week coming up the week after Spring Break. There will be a Panhellenic talent show at 7 p.m. on March 19.
Tickets will be on sale for $3 to students wearing Greek letters and $5 for other students. All proceeds will go to The Helping Housing, a local organization helping children with autism and other developmental delays.
Organizations interested in joining the Panhellenic Council go through a long process. It would require an extension and a committee would be formed. According to Horn, there are more than 200 organizations on campus, and five Panhellenic organizations.
Fall recruitment for Panhellenic will start Aug. 30 and will end on Labor Day.