International Badge Day is coming up on March 2, 2020! Will you be wearing yours?
The celebration to honor sisterhood was started in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference. The date is 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.”
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.
Whether you’re an alumnae or living on campus, you can join in the celebration. We can celebrate in person, or we can celebrate online in our social media networks. (Use the hashtag #BadgeDay20!) Organize an event for your colleagues or sisters using resource ideas on the NPC website, RSVP to the Facebook event as an individual or simply wear your pin.
International Badge Day celebrates the common sorority experience. In the spirit of global inter-fraternal relations, NPC invites the National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc., the National Multicultural Greek Council, the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Inc. women’s groups to participate.