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ODU Welcomes First Sorority in 25 Years

News_KappaDelta_FacebookKappa Delta, Old Dominion University’s new National Panhellenic Conference sorority, welcomed its newest pledges on Oct. 20 during “bid day.”

The “bid day” event in sorority life marks the time when sororities extend bids to potential new members. This was the last stage of Kappa Delta’s recruitment weekend after students participated in many activities as part of recruitment.

Kappa Delta is the first sorority added to the ODU Greek community in 25 years. All new members of Kappa Delta will have the honor of being founders of the sorority at ODU.

“They get the chance to start their own traditions and create what they want with philanthropy and with sisterhood,” said Arielle Hatsios, the ODU representative for Kappa Delta.

Kappa Delta serves Girl Scouts of the U.S. and also Prevent Child Abuse America as their main philanthropies. The sorority also strives to build confidence in girls and women across the country with its 149 collegiate chapters and more than 500 alumnae chapters.

“We’re looking for members that are really dedicated and ready to set the groundwork and work hard to create something completely new,” said Hatsios.

By 2017, ODU will also welcome another NPC group. For the next three years, three new fraternities Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Gamma Delta and an order Kappa Alpha will begin to colonize on the campus.

The new group will join the five other sororities already represented on campus –Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha. The chapter was chosen after the campus sorority community had more than doubled over the past eight years.

By Jessica Scheck

News Editor