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"What's a 'Rosebud'?"

A "Rosebud" is the term sisters of Zeta Phi Delta use to classify individuals who have received and accepted a bid from our sorority & are currently going through the New Member--or "Rosebudding"--Process!


"How Can I Become a 'Rosebud'?"

During the fall & spring semesters, the sisters of Zeta Phi Delta host their Recruitment, which is open to both undergraduate & graduate students currently enrolled at Marywood University. Each individual that attends at least one night of Recruitment will be considered for membership. Following our Recruitment, Zeta Phi Delta will administer bids to those who we wish to extend exclusive membership to. 


Individuals who attend our Fall Recruitment, receive bids, & accept will be invited to begin our Rosebudding Process in the beginning of the spring semester. Individuals who attend our Spring Recruitment, receive bids, & accept will immediately advance into the Rosebudding Process that same semester.

"What is the Rosebudding Process?"

The Rosebudding Process is a multi-week long process that will allow each Rosebud to further appreciate, learn about, & understand our Sisterhood! It also prepares Rosebuds for what is expected of them once they become sisters at the end of the Rosebudding Process--which will end upon Initiation!


"What will be Expected of Me as a 'Rosebud?'"

Even though Rosebuds are not considered "official" members of our Sisterhood, we still have the same expectations of them as any other sister & encourage them to uphold our basic Standards Policy as well as show both dedication and determination to becoming a sister!

Aside from wearing our signature Yellow Rose Pin visibly above their heart, our Sisterhood requires that each Rosebud Class completes a collective service & fundraising project as well as participate in a class social before Initiation.

In substitution of dues, we ask each Rosebud to pay a one-time "New Member Fee" of $90 due at the time of Initiation.

"What will be Expected of Me as a Sister?"

All sisters of Zeta Phi Delta are expected to adhere to our basic Standards Policy and must remain within good academic standing (2.5 cumulative GPA) to uphold active membership!

In the fall and spring semesters, we expect active sisters to complete 10 hours of service, participate in or host 6 socials, as well as complete 10 library hours.

Dues are expected to be paid in full or through payment plans during the first few weeks into each semester. Our dues are $145 per semester.


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