5,000 Pledge Pins Stolen From Tri-Delt Headquarters

Tri-Delt Pledge Pins

Alexa Cook was resident cheerleader in my sorority. Well, let me rephrase. Lots of girls were former cheerleaders. She was the girl who was just absolutely obsessed and in love with all things that related to our organization — even the boring things, like ritual. I once heard her say that sometimes she liked to wear her pin, just for fun. I had to go back into my apartment after locking the door every. single. time. before formal chapter. I never remembered to wear it. But I always understood Alexa’s obsession. It was a beautiful pin, and it was meaningful to us. Only the girls in our sorority would ever have one just like it, and that was kind of neat.

Delta Delta Delta is currently facing, what I imagine, is a little bit of heartache over a recent unfortunate incident. 5,000 pins were stolen from their national headquarters in Arlington, Texas. Made from gold, precious, and semi-precious stones, the estimated value of the pins is $1.5 million. The loss, however, is invaluable. As is consistent with Tri-Delt tradition, when a member passes away, her pin is returned to headquarters, where it is stored.

I don’t mean to say “What would you want with another sorority’s pins?” because obviously, they’re worth a lot of money, but it’s not just about the money. It’s the sentimental value. How could you steal that from someone?

Detectives are currently investigating.

[via The Shorthorn]

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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