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  • Alumnae/Alumna: an initiated member of a sorority who has graduated from college.
  • Bid: a formal invitation to join a sorority.
  • Chapter: a collegiate branch of a national or international sorority; the local organization.
  • Event: a scheduled function during the recruitment process where potential members visit with sorority members.
  • Exchange: a fraternity and sorority social event.
  • Formal Recruitment: a process of membership selection a women goes through to join a sorority.
  • Greek: a term applied to members of fraternities and sororities.
  • Initiation: the traditional ceremony that brings the new member into full membership.
  • Invitation: a written request from a sorority to return to the next round of events.
  • Legacy: a potential member whose mother, sister, or grandmother is an alumnus or active member of that particular
    national or international sorority.
  • National Panhellenic Conference: a collective body of twenty-six national and international fraternal organizations.
  • New Member: a member who has recently joined a sorority and has not yet been initiated into full membership.
  • Panhellenic Association: a representative governing body of all National Panhellenic Conference member sororities on a campus.
  • Philanthropy: a nonprofit, charitable organization to which fraternities and sororities contribute their time and
    money.
  • Potential Member: an undergraduate woman who is participating in the sorority recruitment process.
  • Quota: the specified number of new members that a sorority can accept.
  • Recruitment Counselor: an active sorority woman who disaffiliates from her sorority to assist potential members with the recruitment process.
  • Sorority Membership: Sororities were established over a century ago by women who felt a need to enrich their college experience. Sororities provide you with daily opportunities for developing successful life skills. Intellectual, interpersonal, leadership, spiritual and athletic development opportunities are available for your benefit.

To learn more about Greek Life, visit the National Panhellenic Conference's The Sorority Life.

The Sorority Life