The much anticipated day FINALLY arrived, Delta Zeta’s New Member Class of 2009 was initiated on 11/17/2009.
(No Makeup allowed.. lookin’ gooood)
Initiation Day is a big deal in Greek Life. It’s a different date for every organization and every organization has different requirements for initiation. After recruitment, if you receive a bid from a fraternity or sorority you spend a period of time as a “new member” or “pledge”. During this time you learn about your organization and meet different requirements. On initiation day you are an official initiate, member, brother/sister, what have you.
Initiation ceremonies are typically considered “rituals”. This means they are secret and noone outside of the organization can ever know what they involve. Initiation day is something you remember for the rest of your time as a collegiate member of a Greek organization. Our initiation ceremony was held at the Delta Zeta house at Drexel and we came back to Temple to exchange gifts afterwards. In Delta Zeta it is tradition for “bigs” and “littles” to excahnge gifts after the ceremony. The bigs give their littles lettered clothing, since they are officially allowed to wear them after initiation. Littles give their bigs a decorated paddle. I got lucky and my little spoiled me. I also got a decorated picture fram with my favorite picture of my little and I , annnd (drum roll please) a ZEBRA PRINT SNUGGIE!!!! oooo ahhhh
My paddle from my little : )
My snuggie modeled by.. not me
Alright, that’s all for now.. I gotta go watch GLEE so I’ll catch you later.