Sorority bids day? So fetch! Well, for the sisters of Theta Tau Omega anyway. This semester local Bloomsburg University sorority, Theta Tau Omega, designed new bids day t-shirts to show off their own personal flare and to help a good cause while handing out bids to potential new members.
Collaboration between president of the sorority, Kara Seacrist, 21, and vice president, Amanda Loos, 21, led to the catchy design of Theta Tau’s new bids day shirts. The shirts read, “On bid day, we wear pink,” in reference to the popular cult classic movie, Mean Girls.
“The executive board of the sorority loved the idea when we first came up with it,” said Seacrist. “But after thinking about it for a little we came up with the idea to put a breast cancer ribbon on the shirt since it’s pink to raise awareness!”
Loos, whose duties include fundraising for the sorority, took leadership of this project by contacting the local sporting goods store on Main St., Wagner’s Trophy’s and Engraveables. “I got in contact with one of the employees who creates t-shirt designs, and told him about our idea,” said Loos. “He sent me a couple of options via email and we collaborated until we had one that the sorority was happy with.”
The sisters then decided that they would each donate a few extra dollars when paying for the shirts and send the profit to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. “The shirts originally cost $7.95,” said Loos. “But after talking it over with everyone, we decided that our few spare dollars could help make a small donation for a great cause.” Each sister paid $10 for the shirts.
There are currently 44 active sisters in Theta Tau Omega and the donation came to a total of just over $100. The sorority plans to make these shirts a tradition and mandatory apparel for future bids day celebrations. “Most people at BU have a love/hate relationship with sorority bids day,” said Seacrist. “But I think these shirts will show people that we don’t just have pride for our own organization, we have pride and show support for a cause that’s bigger than all of us, and that’s something to celebrate!”