Phi Mu hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

Jaime Gelpi and Hannah Landry pose for a photo at the Phi Mu Thanksgiving Dinner.

Jaime Gelpi and Hannah Landry pose for a photo at the Phi Mu Thanksgiving Dinner.

[HAMMOND] – Southeastern’s Phi Mu sorority hosted their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, Nov. 23.

With spring recruitment on the horizon, this evening allowed potential new members to get a glimpse of what the Alpha Psi chapter has to offer.

The room filled with laughter and holiday cheer as current Phi Mu members exchanged in conversation with the attendees. The sorority members opened their house doors with exceptional hospitality and smiling faces.

“What made this so successful was the contributions of my sisters,” said fashion merchandising junior and Phi Mu Hannah Landry. “We all volunteered to bring a dish. It was like one big potluck, and now we will have leftover food at the house for days.”

Thanksgiving dinner is all about eating food, giving thanks and sharing stories, and freshman communication major Dana DiPiazza agrees.

“I had a blast getting to know the girls. I was really impressed with how welcoming the girls were. I did not know anyone going into the dinner, but my nerves quickly went away,” DiPiazza said. “I am really impressed with how fun the night was and I can’t wait for spring recruitment.”

Not only is it a bonding experience for current and prospective members, but also for the entire chapter.

“This dinner is a chance for us to come together before the holidays and open our doors to girls we haven’t met before. I met so many new girls tonight, which was the ultimate goal,” said Elizabeth Walker, a Phi Mu and sophomore fashion design major.

As finals week begins to cause stress on students, the dinner allowed the girls to take a step back from their studies and focus on friendship, whether it be with new connections or familiar faces.

“Plus, everybody likes food, right?” said Walker. “I love that we do this because food is a great way to bond in general and connect on a more personal level.”

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