Get to Know Your Murray State Sororities

Recruitment is right around the corner and you know what that means! "*insert sorority name* encourages you to go Greek!” Every Greek woman on campus will soon be blasting their sisterhood on all of their social media. For all of those thinking of joining sorority life at Murray State University, here is a little more information about each sisterhood on campus.

Alpha Delta Pi- Epsilon Omicron

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The Epsilon Omicron chapter came to campus in February of 1968. ADPi's Collegiate Province Director is Diane Beck Jones, who was also a founding member of the chapter.

Alpha Delta Pi's national philanthropy is Ronald Mcdonald House Charities. An event is held supporting them once a year which is Kickin It With ADPi, which is a kickball tournament. To service Ronald McDonald House they take trips to nearby Ronald McDonald Houses and do things like clean for them, cook them meals, and bring them toys/cards.

The chapter's local philanthropy is the Gentry House. The Gentry House provides homes for low income families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a home. ADPi's spring philanthropy supports the Gentry House, and currently the event is ADPihop where the chapter sell pancakes and do a breakfast themed relay race.

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"My favorite memory as an ADPi is winning grand champions of All Campus Sing. It was my freshman year so I had never gotten to participate in an All Campus Sing, and winning grand champions at my first one made the whole experience that much better," said Melissa Bergmann, an Alpha Delta Pi member. "It had been awhile since we had won big at ACS so it was great to see how much it meant to everyone."

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To learn more about Alpha Delta Pi click here.

Alpha Sigma Alpha- Beta Nu

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The Beta Nu chapter was founded on Murray's campus May 18, 1946.

Alpha Sigma Alpha supports S. June Smith Center, Girls on the Run, Special Olympics, Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation, and Toys for Tots as their philanthropies. Each year the chapter holds events to raise money for the causes. In the Fall ASA hosts a 70's style dating game.

In the Spring, ASA hosts Teeter for Tots. This event raises money for their annual Toys for Tots dinner. The women of ASA got to support 85 families in Murray and Calloway County with the money raised last spring. According to the chapters website, this year the women of ASA raised over $6,000 to go toward the annual Toys for Tots.

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Sarah Guinn is a new member to the Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter. She says her favorite memory is Bid Day because she got to run home to tons of new sisters.

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To learn more about Alpha Sigma Alpha click here.

Alpha Omicron Pi- Delta Omega

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The Delta Omega chapter was founded in 1961 on Murray State's campus.

AOPi's national philanthropy is arthritis research. They hold an event each fall that supports this philanthropy. Strike Out Arthritis is a bowling or baseball event that helps raise money for the cause. The local philanthropy for AOPi is Western Kentucky Mentoring. AOPi also hosts Mr. MSU each year. Mr. MSU is a male "beauty" pageant.

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Linsey Grissom is a member of the AOPi chapter. "My favorite memories of Alpha Omicron Pi would have to be the ones involving big/little reveal. It is always so much fun seeing bigs get their littles." Grissom said, "Oh, and bid day! Who doesn't love bid day?"

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To learn more about Alpha Omicron Pi click here.

Alpha Gamma Delta- Gamma Xi

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The Gamma Xi chapter was founded 51 years ago in 1966.

Alpha Gamma Delta's national philanthropy is fighting hunger. The chapter hosts the annual lip syncing competition each year to raise money for the cause.

Their local philanthropy is Need Line. Need Line ties into AGD's national philanthropy. XOXO Gossip Squirrel is put on during the Spring semester by the ladies of AGD.

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Jessica Howell, sister of Alpha Gamma Delta said some of her favorite part about her sisterhood is the amount of support they give her. She said they welcomed her with open arms and have become her "home away from home."

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To learn more about Alpha Gamma Delta click here.

Kappa Delta- Delta Iota

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The Delta Iota chapter was founded on Murray's campus in 1984 and reestablished in 2015.

Kappa Delta supports the Girl Scouts of America and the Confidence Coalition for their philanthropies. The chapter hosts a talent show and a laser tag competition to raise money for both of the causes.

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Sadie Burnash, sister of Kappa Delta said, "My favorite part about being in KD is getting to spend time with the Girl Scouts because I was a Girl Scout when I was younger." kd3

To learn more about Kappa Delta click here.

Delta Zeta- Rho Alpha

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The Rho Alpha chapter is the newest sorority on Murray State's campus. The chapter was founded on Murray's campus in 2016.

The chapters national philanthropy is the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Home Runs for Hearing is put on by the ladies in order to raise money. The event entails a series of baseball games between other chapters on campus.

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Robin Roney, Delta Zeta member said, "So far my favorite memory has been working on the homecoming float because we had majority of our girls show up and help and everyone kind of just had fun with it. we made it a daily thing to play cotton eyed joe and have everyone join in just to kind of take a break and we bonded a lot with each other and the sigma pi’s."

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To learn more about Delta Zeta click here.

Sigma Sigma Sigma- Alpha Chi

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The Alpha Chi chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded on April 20, 1989.

Each Fall the ladies of Sigma Sigma Sigma host a cheer competition to raise money for their national philanthropy March of Dimes.

In the Spring the chapter raises money for their local philanthropy play therapy. They raise money by hosting a glow run that is open for anyone to participate.

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Kendra is a new member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She said, "My favorite memory I have created with sigma is probably doing the Greek elite our philanthropy event!! It was super fun and I loved being with all my sisters and since I’m still new it was a great way to meet some of the sisters I hadn’t known so far!"

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To learn more about Sigma Sigma Sigma click here.

***all photos courtesy of the sorority to which they belong***