An initiated member of a sorority or fraternity who is no longer in college but is a lifelong member of the organization.
A formal invitation to join a particular fraternity or sorority.
A local group at an individual campus of the larger inter/national organization, designated by a special name.
A person going through the membership intake process for an NPHC organization.
A newly-formed group of members who have the intent of being chartered as a chapter by meeting inter/national headquarters standards.
A person who is seeking membership in an MGC or NPHC organization.
The brother or sister, son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter of a fraternity or sorority member. Each chapter has its own policies regarding legacies. Being a legacy does not mean automatic membership into that chapter. Nevertheless, special consideration is often given to legacies.
A fully initiated, lifelong fraternity or sorority member who is active at the collegiate level.
The process for culturally-based fraternities or sororities to bring in new members.
A person who has accepted a bid to join an IFC fraternity or a PanHellenic sorority.
POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (PNM)
A college woman who is participating in the PanHellenic recruitment process.
The IFC/PanHellenic process through which students become members of fraternities and sororities.
A neutral member of a PanHellenic sorority who temporarily disassociates from her chapter to serve as an unbiased guide during PanHellenic recruitment.
A creative form of artistic dance unique to some culturally-based fraternities and sororities, especially NPHC groups.