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Terminology

Active: A fully initiated member of a fraternity/Sorority

Alumni/Alumnae
: A group of initiated members who are no longer in college

Alumnus/Alumna: An initiated member who is no longer in college

Alumni/Alumnae Advisors: Alumni/ae who bring experience and guidance to collegians

Bid: A formal invitation to pledge a fraternity/sorority

Chapter
: The local group of the larger (international organization, represented by a special Greek-letter name.

Formal Recruitment
: The recruitment period set aside by Panhellenic Council/Interfraternity Council for membership selection

Fraternity
: A Greek letter brotherhood; the term 'fraternity' often applies to a sorority.

Initiation
: The formal ceremony during which a new member begins full membership in a fraternity/sorority.

Legacy
: A potential new member who has a close relative who is a member of a sorority.

New Member
: A person who has accepted a bid but has not yet been initiated.

Philanthropy
: Projects sponsored by Greek chapters to raise money for charitable organizations.

Potential New Member
: A full-time PSU student interested in joining a Greek-letter organization.

New Member Period
: A time during which new members learn about the Greek chapter and its members.

Reference Letter/Recommendation
: A letter signed by an alumnus/alumna recommending an individual for membership. These letters are not required for PSU recruitment.

Run-Out
: An alcohol-free social event involving two or more Greek-letter organizations.

Recruitment
: The mutually selective process by which potential members and fraternity/sorority members get to know each other.

Recruitment Counselor (Rho Gamma)
: A sorority member who has disaffiliated from her sorority during recruitment week to assist female students interested in recruitment.

Sorority
 : A Greek letter sisterhood; sometimes referred to as women's fraternities.

 

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