Active - An undergraduate initiated member of a sorority.
Alumna - What you call a sister after graduation, and a group of them are called "alumnae."
Bid - A formal invitation to join a Greek organization.
Bid Day - The first day chapters are permitted to offer a bis and is on the last day of recruitment.
Chapter - Affiliated name of an inter/national organization recognized on campus.
Hazing - Any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.
Initiation - The ritual ceremony in which the person is granted full membership rights and responsibilities of the sorority. These ceremonies are often secret but never involve hazing.
Legacy - A potential member whose family member is, or was an alumna of a Panhellenic organization. Each NPC organization has its own definition and policies around a legacy status.
Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) - The binding agreement that a potential member signs following preference round. This agreement binds the potential member to a chapter until the next fall recruitment period.
Philanthropy - A charitable project or event that raises money for a particular cause or organization.
Potential Member - Anyone eligible to participate in the recruitment process.
Strict Silence - The period of time between the end of preference round and the beginning of bid distribution when there is no communication between potential members and sorority members.
Values-Based Recruitment - Conversations between chapter members and potential members about organizational and personal values, as well as activities and events run by the sorority that demonstrate their values.