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Tri Delta Variant Bid Day

UW Sorority facing backlash after ‘tasteless’ party theme

All articles featured in The Beet are creative, satirical and/or entirely fictional pieces. They are fully intended as such and should not be taken seriously as news.

A cornerstone Greek life tradition for UW-Madison sorority chapters is bid day. All the PNMs open their bid envelopes to find out their fated new ‘sisters’, which ends in either excited screams or destitute tears, after which the girls are told to “run home” to celebrate their newfound comradery.

While themes vary greatly —from the “Butterfly effect” to “Welcome to the storm”— Madison house Delta Delta Delta took a bolder approach than ever before.

In large letters on a banister hanging in front of the pearly white exterior of the tri delta sorority read their simple but impactful bid day theme: “The Tri-Delta variant.”

“It was probably one of the biggest surprises I’ve ever had” said one new member, recounting how after she arrived at tri delta for her bid day celebration she was asked to “remove her mask” and “join hands” with her new sisters. 

The Madison sorority is facing standards council as higher ups describe the event as “irresponsible”, “tasteless” and “questionable, to say the least.”

“I honestly couldn’t tell you why we’re in trouble,” said one junior member that organized the party. “We were being activists and bringing awareness to the new delta strain of COVID — we even had a photobooth set up for our instagram stories!”

Meanwhile during this pointless display of neglect to basic health, protests and petitions continue to sweep nationwide as Fiji houses in Iowa and University of Nebraska-Omaha face minimal repercussions for sexual misconduct allegations. At least we know where Greek life priorities lie.

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