The diamond shaped badge was worn by the Adelpheans beginning in 1852. Over 160 years later, Alpha Delta Pi is still wearing a diamond shaped badge to symbolize our sisterhood.
Today, we’re celebrating National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day this week also marks Phi Mu’s National Ritual Celebration Week.
Grand Convention is a great way to get reacquainted with our ritual, or to see our ritual in a different light. At Convention, there is always an initiation review and most years, a real initiation. You will be witnessing initiation performed by Grand Council members with hundreds of sisters from across our 144 (146 by Convention) chapters. It’s enough to give you chills.
Phi Mu Fraternity created National Ritual Celebration Week as a way for organizations to raise awareness of the importance of ritual and allow members to reflect personally on their organization’s ritual while embracing the ritual of other interfraternal organizations.
Our ritual and values, as an organization, should be in the forefront of our minds day in and day out, not just during NRCW. When you’re at Convention this summer, really look around you. Sisters young and old, highly involved for decades, or just starting their journey with ADPi, are there for a common purpose– to serve the sorority and help foster its growth.
Wearing your letters on your heart is more than a once-yearly event, it’s a daily occurrence. We can’t wait to celebrate our ritual and our organization in Dallas this summer.
Did you participate in International Badge Day? What are you, your chapter or your alumnae association planning for NRCW? Let us know in the comments and use the hashtags #BadgeDay13 and #NRCW on social media!