With Bid Day on Wednesday, sorority recruitment concluded for the 10 chapters of UNC’s Panhellenic Council.
Meredith Babb, vice president for recruitment for the Council, said about 832 students participated in recruitment this year.
Sorority members said they value their experiences in Greek organizations because of the friendship it brings them.
Senior biology major Maria Masciello joined Alpha Chi Omega in her freshman year. She said she joined the sorority because she wanted to find a place to make friends, but she has also enjoyed the chance to meet people in other sororities.
“I enjoy having somewhere to come back to — like I went there every day for lunch — so I can go there every day to have something constant that I love,” Masciello said.
Members of the sororities also said they appreciate the variety of social and philanthropic activities offered by the Greek community.
Masciello said Alpha Chi Omega collaborates with domestic violence prevention groups and women’s shelter organizations to promote social justice. She said many students in her sorority also get involved in other social activities, such as UNC Dance Marathon.
Founded in 1885, Alpha Chi Omega has been on UNC’s campus for almost 40 years and currently has about 200 members.