Monday, March 7, 2011

International Badge Day

Today is International Badge day!

International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference to set aside a day for women throughout the world to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in a celebration of sisterhood. The date is generally recognized during March, which is also National Women’s History Month and set aside for International Women’s Day.

The inaugural campaign was titled: "It’s as Simple as Wearing your Pin … With Pride." This year’s theme is once again: “Keep Your Fraternal Experience Close to Your Heart.”

The creation of this event was the idea of a sorority woman. In the spring 1996 issue of Alpha Sigma Alpha’s "The Phoenix," Nora M. Ten Broeck wrote an article titled: "A Simple Solution — Wear Your Membership Badge Today." The article described her personal experience of wearing her sorority pin to work one day.

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