06.04.16 / Category: Campus Spotlights

Campus Spotlight — University of Michigan-Dearborn

Circle of Sisterhood is new to the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus, so the sorority women were both eager and interested to learn more about the organization and how they could get involved. The Panhellenic community at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD) campus promotes the interests of three Panhellenic sororities; Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu, and Phi Sigma Sigma. They have recently partnered with Circle of Sisterhood.

“Circle of Sisterhood reflects everything we take for granted as collegiate sorority women,” Rachelle Ibrahim, Vice President of Philanthropy said. She continued on to say that, “This philanthropy pushes us to realize that every time we complain about a three hour lecture on a Friday morning, there are 62 million girls around the world that wish they could do the same. Young girls and women who wish they had the opportunity to pursue their education while being surrounded by sisters who support them. We have both of these things at our fingertips, and as such, we have a duty to pass this gift forward. Empower a girl, and you empower the world. It’s that simple.”

We wholeheartedly agree, Rachelle!

This year, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Panhellenic community hosted their first ever Circle of Sisterhood Week. They incorporated a number of different activities, including fundraising and awareness events for Circle of Sisterhood such as penny wars, a bake sale and a social media campaign. In addition, the sorority women also wrote cards for local girls in elementary school and showed Girl Rising on campus. In doing so, they fostered a bond of sisterhood across all chapters and brought purpose to their passion in promoting and supporting Circle of Sisterhood. They also compiled this wonderful informational video about the causes near and dear to their Panhellenic Community, driving their involvement with the Foundation.

When asked what about partnering with Circle of Sisterhood excites her the most, Courtney Ford, President of UMD’s Panhellenic Council, said, “I was excited to partner with CofS because every girl deserves a chance at education. Education is something a lot of college students can take for granted when getting caught up in assignments and papers, but it’s something that we all need to be thankful for. Partnering will give us the opportunity to bring awareness to this important issue and start a conversation on our campus around achieving worldwide education.”

Well done, UMD, and thank you for supporting Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and making education a reality for women and girls around the world! We’re thrilled to have you join us!

Is your campus up to something cool? How are you supporting Circle of Sisterhood Foundation? Let us know at blog@circleofsisterhood.org