Alpha Tau Omega

February 4, 2013 - 9:30am
Hundreds of young Syracuse women celebrated their acceptance Sunday into one of 11 Panhellenic sororities with cheering and dancing aplenty.

Dozens of women wearing red, white and blue knee socks twisted and stomped, dancing and shouting along to Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA.” One had fashioned a makeshift cape from an American flag; another darted around wildly with a smaller flag clamped between her teeth. They whipped around scarlet feather boas, chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” It was like an alternate-universe Fourth of July: about 60 degrees colder and a whole lot louder.

It was Bid Day at SU.