Glossary



Active: an initiated member of a fraternity or sorority.                     
                        
Bid: an invitation to join a fraternity or sorority.           
                        
Fraternity: A group of collegiate men interested in brotherhood, service, leadership, and scholarship.           
                        
Greek: a member of a fraternity or sorority.           
                        
Legacy: a potential new member of a fraternity or sorority who is a relative of a member of a fraternity or sorority.           
                        
New Member: an un-initiated member of a fraternity or sorority.           
                        
Philanthropy: a national or local non-profit charity for which a chapter organizes and holds fundraiser. 

Potential New Member: those interested in joining a fraternity or sorority that have started the recruitment process.             


Ritual: the traditional ceremonies of a fraternity or sorority.           
                        
Recruitment: the activity by which fraternities or sororities and potential members get acquainted.           
                        
Sister / Brother: a term used by members of a sorority / fraternity when referring to each other.           
                        
Sorority: a group of individual women who are bound together by ritual ties and common goals, beliefs in leadership, scholarship, philanthropy, social interactions and sisterhood.