NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE: The umbrella organization for 26 national and international social sororities.
 
PANHELLENIC EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: The governing body of the 9 NPC sororities and two associate chapters at CU Boulder.
 
INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC): The governing body of the fraternities organizations in Boulder.
 
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL (MGC): The governing body of the culturally based sororities and fraternities at CU Boulder.
 
CHAPTER: The local organization of undergraduate students on a campus recognized by the University and the National or International Organization.
 
FORMAL RECRUITMENT: Designated period in the fall when potential new members and Panhellenic sororities get to know each other through a week of structured events. Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection process, which means that both the potential members and the individual sororities are making choices.
 
RHO GAMMA: An active sorority woman who has chosen to serve as recruitment counselor to assist and counsel potential new members during the formal recruitment process.
 
POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (PNM): A prospective new member of a sorority.
 
LEGACY: An immediate family member of an initiated member, generally sister or daughter. Some sororities also recognize grandchildren, stepsisters, and stepdaughters.
 
BID: An invitation to join a sorority. You will receive your bid card on Bid day, September 10th, upon completion of all rounds of recruitment.
 
NEW MEMBER: A person who accepts a bid from a fraternity or sorority chapter.
 
NEW MEMBER PERIOD: The period of time prior to initiation when a new member learns about her sorority’s values and expectations, and develops relationships within that organization.
 
INITIATION: A formal ceremony during which new members become active members of their chapter.
 
MEMBER: A fully initiated undergraduate member of a fraternity or sorority.