By Oanhie “Shinsen” Pham, Staff Writer and Copy Editor
As part of the sorority’s national philanthropy on osteoporosis awareness, sisters at Emory University hosted a table on their campus’s Wonderful Wednesday, a day in which the school community gathers to celebrate school spirit through different events held every week. Sisters promoted osteoporosis awareness by challenging more than 100 students to pin the bones most vulnerable to osteoporosis on a skeleton model. Sisters also invited students to a round of limbo to test the strength of their hips and spine. Prizes included milk, cake, and Best Bones Forever goodies.
For the first time this year, sisters showcased a step performance during Essence of Emory, a weekend filled with various events for multicultural prospective students to attend so they can get a sneak peek of student life on campus. The audience learned about the virtues and history of Delta Phi Lambda, and experienced the sorority’s class, elegance and style. To watch a video of the performance, click here.
For DFL Week, Emory chapter held an open event that was co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services as well as the Center for Women. Geared toward Asian-Americans, sisters guided a discussion among the attendees about racism, stereotypes and personal experience with an emphasis on future initiatives to increase Asian awareness on campus.
In collaboration with Students in Alliance for Asian-American Concerns (SAAAC), Emory chapter hosted the Ultimate Game Showdown, a competition between a variety of student organizations such as the Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA), Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), Emory Anime Club (EAC), Capoeira Club, Emory Rock and Emory Vietnamese Student Association (EmViet). The competition consisted of a unique twist on three different game shows: Silent Library, Minute to Win it and Family Feud. Sisters also encouraged the winner to donate some of the prize money to the earthquake relief efforts of Japan. Emory chapter hopes to hold this successful event again next year.
Emory chapter invited other DPhiL chapters in Georgia (University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology) and their alumnae to a night featuring the alumnae themselves. The event allowed sisters to network with one another and ask questions about life after graduation. Alumnae in attendance included one of Delta Phi Lambda’s founders, Anh ‘Doc’ Ngoc Nguyen, and an Emory charter, Hieu ‘Alias’ Huynh.