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Active: A fully initiated member of a fraternity/Sorority

: A group of initiated members who are no longer in college

Alumnus/Alumna: An initiated member who is no longer in college

Alumni/Alumnae Advisors: Alumni/ae who bring experience and guidance to collegians

Bid: A formal invitation to pledge a fraternity/sorority

: The local group of the larger (international organization, represented by a special Greek-letter name.

Formal Recruitment
: The recruitment period set aside by Panhellenic Council/Interfraternity Council for membership selection

: A Greek letter brotherhood; the term 'fraternity' often applies to a sorority.

: The formal ceremony during which a new member begins full membership in a fraternity/sorority.

: A potential new member who has a close relative who is a member of a sorority.

New Member
: A person who has accepted a bid but has not yet been initiated.

: Projects sponsored by Greek chapters to raise money for charitable organizations.

Potential New Member
: A full-time PSU student interested in joining a Greek-letter organization.

New Member Period
: A time during which new members learn about the Greek chapter and its members.

Reference Letter/Recommendation
: A letter signed by an alumnus/alumna recommending an individual for membership. These letters are not required for PSU recruitment.

: An alcohol-free social event involving two or more Greek-letter organizations.

: The mutually selective process by which potential members and fraternity/sorority members get to know each other.

Recruitment Counselor (Rho Gamma)
: A sorority member who has disaffiliated from her sorority during recruitment week to assist female students interested in recruitment.

 : A Greek letter sisterhood; sometimes referred to as women's fraternities.



Information on fraternity recruitment will be coming soon! 


Click here to register for Formal Sorority Recruitment! 

*Sorority Recruitment Registration will be open from May 1, 2015 - August 1, 2015.


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