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Active A fully initiated member of a sorority or fraternity with full chapter privileges and responsibilities.
Alumnae A sorority member who has graduated.
Bid An invitation to join a sorority or fraternity.
Big Sister or Brother An active member assigned to assist and advise a new member / associate member / pledge.
Chapter A membership unit of a national or international sorority or fraternity.
Chapter house At CU-Boulder, all chapter houses are either owned or rented by the individual organization.
Continuous Open Bidding (COB) COB bids may be extended and accepted at any time during the school year other than formal recruitment. (COB is also called open bidding and informal membership recruitment.)
Formal Membership Recruitment A designated membership recruitment period during which a series of organized events are held by each NPC sorority; membership recruitment is organized and implemented by the Panhellenic Association.
Fraternity Greek letter sisterhood or brotherhood.
Greeks Sorority and fraternity members.
Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Greek Life is part of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Colorado. Fraternity and Sorority Student Life at CU is comprised of the following umbrella organizations: the Panhellenic Association (Panhellenic) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
Initiation The time when a pledge or associate is made a full member.
Intentional Single Preference When a woman only lists one sorority on her Membership Recruitment Acceptance Card.
Legacy A woman whose mother, sister or in some cases grandmother is an alumna or active member of a sorority.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) NPC is a Conference body, comprised of 26 national women's fraternities, each of which is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women, undergraduates and alumnae.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) The Multicultural Greek Council is the official coordinating agent of the nine constituent member multicultural Greek fraternities and sororities.
New Member A woman who has accepted a sorority bid but is not yet an initiated member.
Panhellenic Association The College Panhellenic Association is a cooperative campus organization of collegiate members of NPC sororities. CU Boulder has nine NPC sororities and two local sororities that are part of the Panhellenic Association.
Potential Member Any woman interested in becoming a sorority member who is matriculated and eligible to join according to the Panhellenic Association's requirements.
Philanthropy Community service or fundraising effort to promote human welfare.
Preferential Bidding A system used at the conclusion of formal membership recruitment to match sorority and potential member preferences.
Quota The number of women that may join an NPC sorority during Formal Recruitment.
Recommendation/ Reference A letter or a form written by an alumna member recommending a potential member to a sorority.
Recruitment Guide (RHO GAMMA) A Panhellenic representative who has no contact with her own chapter during formal membership recruitment and is available to guide women through the recruitment process and answer questions.
Recruitment An organized activity to meet potential members.
Sister A term used within a women's fraternity when referring to other members.
Sorority A Greek letter sisterhood.