Frequently Asked Questions 

"I'm a legacy to a sorority, Is there anything I should know?"

Each sorority views legacy status differently. Some consider only daughters or sisters of alum, while others extend it to granddaughters, nieces, and cousins. No chapter is obligated to a legacy. Likewise, you should not feel pressured to join a sorority because of your legacy status. 

Recruitment Terms

Chapter

The local undergraduate group that is an affiliate of the (inter)national organization.

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Gamma Chi

Primary recruitment counselor. Also referred to as Gamma Rho Chi.

New Member

A student who has accepted a bid from a sorority but has not yet been initiated.

PNM

Potential New Member

Any student eligible for sorority membership

Alumna

A sorority women who has graduated from college.

Bid

An official invitation to join a sorority.

Active

A fully initiated member of a sorority, with full chapter privileges and responsibilities.

Primary 
Recruitment

A process taking place in the fall, in which all chapters recruit new members.

Initiation

A ceremony during which a new member becomes an active member.

Badge

Each chapter's unique pin worn by members to designate their membership.

Big Sister

An active member who helps a new member through her sorority experience.

Philanthropy

A charitable cause a chapter supports. They will host events to raise money and awareness.

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