Active Member: fully initiated member of a fraternity or sorority.
Alumni Member: a fraternity or sorority member who has graduated or is no long in college.
Bid: formal invitation to join a fraternity or sorority
Chapter: local group of a national fraternal organization.
Initiation: formal ceremony during which a man or woman begin full membership in a fraternity or sorority.
Intake: the process by which NPHC fraternities and sororities recruit new members.
Interfraternity Council (IFC): a representative governing body of Greek social fraternities.
Legacy: a potential member who's grandparents, parents, brother/sister was a member of a particular fraternity/sorority.
Local: a greek organization that is not affiliated with a national organization.
Panhellenic Association (PHA): the central governing body of the Greek social sororities.
Philanthropy: a charitable project sponsored by an organization. Most chapters have a local and national philanthropy.
New member: a new member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): the campus coordination of a body of historically Africa-American fraternities and sororities.
Order of Omega: the national Greek leadership honorary organization.
Ritual: a traditional beliefs of a fraternity or sorority.
Recruitment: the process in which mutual choice and selection occurs to determine fraternity or sorority membership.
Recruitment counselor: a person who is available and willing to answer questions a potential member may have about recruitment. This person has completely disaffiliated him/herself from his/her chapter in order to provide subjective support.
Potential member: a person interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority.