• Bid Day 04 Pi Beta Phi bring Hawaii to Muncie by sporting sunglasses, leis, and beach-inspired clothing while carrying beach balls and balloons. Each sorority had a theme.
  • Bid Day 09 Around 500 potential members gather in the center of the Quad. The 10 sororities with their current members stood together in groups forming an outer circle.
  • Bid Day 01 Sorority sisters in Delta Zeta colorfully display their letters.
  • Bid Day 07 Shouting and chanting welcome new sisters into their sororities.
  • Bid Day 02 New members run into their sisters' welcoming arms.
  • Bid Day 03 New sorority members are exhilarated as they join their sisters.
  • Bid Day 05 Quinci Julian, a fashion merchandising major from Nappanee, Indiana proudly waves her Sigma Kappa sorority flag. "I wanted to join because I wanted close friendships and a home away from home."
  • Bid Day 06 Freshman Claire Catton waits to be called to join her new sisters. "I decided to join Alpha Chi Omega because of its diversity. They make me feel 100 percent comfortable and are confident in themselves," says the psychology major from Carmel, Indiana.
  • Bid Day 08 "Since I’m a senior, it’s bittersweet," says Nori Bening, a biology major from Schaumburg, Illinois. "I have to say that I'm in the best group of women on campus," she says of her Alpha Phi sisters.
  • Bid Day 10 Kappa Delta sorority members set themselves apart by dressing in colorful Kentucky Derby-themed outfits. "I like our Kentucky Derby theme," says sophomore Anastasia Hollinger. "It’s different, classy, and cute. Who doesn’t love floppy hats?"
  • Bid Day 11 Alpha Chi Omega members wave their sorority's letters. Greek letters are an important part of each sorority’s identity. What better way to show this than by bringing large letters to Bid Day?,
  • Bid Day 12 Sierra Jackson, a senior public relations major from Fishers, Indiana, cheers and chants in celebration with her Alpha Phi sisters.
  • Bid Day 13 Chi Omega members chant their official songs and show their strength in numbers.
  • Bid Day 14 "It's awesome to see all the new faces! As a senior, I’m leaving in a year, but I’m leaving a legacy," says Erin Fahy, a nursing major from Chicago in the Delta Zeta sorority.
  • Bid Day 15 Pi Beta Phi members gathered in anticipation to welcome their new sisters.
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Bid Day represents the end of Ball State's 10 Panhellenic Council (PHC) sororities' recruitment process and the beginning of sorority life for new members.

More than 1,500 people gathered on the Quad on a September evening to celebrate and welcome their new members. The atmosphere was filled with cheering, chanting, and colorful, creative attire.

The sororities gathered in large groups while the approximately 500 potential new members waited to receive their bids and reveal which sorority chose them.

"Bid Day makes all of our hard work worth it," said Heather Nawrocki, a senior biology major in the Delta Zeta sorority. "We’re getting 50 new sisters today. Now that I’m one of the oldest sisters, I can teach the younger girls our values and mentor them."

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