The Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) is what potential new members agree to when they are making their selections during the last round of recruitment.
The MRABA is a binding agreement that is effective for one calendar year. By signing this document, you as a potential new member agree that you are willing to accept a bid for membership from any sorority that you rank on the MRABA.
Please note that if you receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any sorority that you ranked on your MRABA, then you are bound to that group for one calendar year (September 2023–September 2024). Most importantly, if you receive a bid from any sorority that you have listed on your MRABA, and you choose not to accept it, you are not eligible to participate in continuous open bidding (COB) in fall 2023 or spring 2024.
When do I sign the MRABA?
If you receive an invitation to the preference round, you will make your final selection at the conclusion of your last party. Here you will rank the chapter(s) you visited in preferential order. Once you complete your rankings, you will sign a copy of the MRABA. Please note that once the MRABA has been turned in to a representative of the University of Colorado Boulder Panhellenic Association, it cannot be altered or changed.
Prior to signing the MRABA, you have several options to consider. We suggest that you thoroughly reflect on these before signing your MRABA.
You may choose NOT to complete the MRABA, thereby withdrawing from recruitment. If you choose this option, you are eligible to accept a bid for membership from any sororities participating in continuous open bidding. It is not guaranteed that chapters will be participating in COB.
You may choose to list any sorority whose preference event you attend and from whom you are willing to accept an invitation to membership (a bid). Please note that you should NOT rank a sorority on your MRABA you are not absolutely willing to accept a bid for membership. If you match with a sorority that you listed on your MRABA, it is important to note that you are bound to that sorority for one calendar year, regardless of whether you officially accept their invitation for membership or not.
You may choose to limit your choices to just one sorority whose preference round event you attended and you are willing to accept an invitation to membership. You must understand that if you choose to single intention preference, then you are not guaranteed to receive a bid for membership. Only potential new members who maximize their options and list ALL of the chapters that they attended during the preference round are guaranteed to receive a bid for membership during primary recruitment.