Monday, February 17, 2014

Why I Wear My Badge: Sorority Membership Is for a Lifetime

Gina Kerley, Phi Sigma Sigma
I proudly wear the Sphinxhead of Phi Sigma Sigma because I am proud to be a sorority woman and sister of Phi Sigma Sigma. The person I am today is because of the leadership qualities that I gained directly from my affiliation. There are many times that people ask me why I am still involved in my sorority after so many years since my college experience. I proudly respond to them that my sorority membership is for a lifetime. I wasn’t a Phi Sigma Sigma. I AM a Phi Sigma Sigma, and I gratefully stay involved in order to enable other young women to have the amazing sorority experience that I did.

I have also learned that our badges stand not only for the love of our individual sororities but for the entire sorority community. Each individual sorority has a different badge, tenets and creed but all of us strive to develop young women leaders who will have a lasting effect on the local communities in which they live and work.

My sorority sisters and my Panhellenic sisters still remain some of my closest friends, and each continues to inspire me to greatness. That is why I wear my sorority badge with pride. 

Celebrate lifetime sorority membership on International Badge Day Monday, March 3. RSVP that you'll be participating and download celebration resources from the NPC website.