Spring 2024 Greek - New Member Presentations

Join Mississippi Valley State University on Saturday, April 20, 2024, for a reveal of its newest Greek Life members. It's the 2024 Spring Greek New Member Presentation and Neophyte Celebration!

The New Member Presentation will be held in the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex on Saturday, April 20, 2024 . Doors open at 4:30 PM and the show starts at 5 PM .

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. Advance tickets are available at the Cashier's Office or online via Impact Tickets. Please note, online ticket quantities are limited. Only 400 tickets are available for sale online.   Day of Show or At-the-Door tickets are available on April 20, 2024 at the Cashier’s Window or the Arena Box Office.  MVSU STUDENT tickets are only available at the Cashier’s Window or Arena Box Office.

Advance Tickets (April 4, 2024 - April 19, 2024)

General Public: $15 in Advance @ Cashier's Window and Online

MVSU Students: (with valid MVSU ID): $10 in Advance @ Cashier's Window

Day of Show Tickets (April 20, 2024)

General Public: $30 Day of Show @ Cashier's Window and Arena Box Office

MVSU Students: (with valid MVSU ID): $20 Day of Show @ Arena Box Office

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·        Balloons are prohibited inside the venue.

·        There is no re-entry allowed.

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Fraternity and Sorority Terminology

As you learn more about fraternity and sorority life, you’ll want to get acquainted with these frequently used terms.

A member who has been initiated into lifelong fraternity or sorority membership and participates in chapter activities at the collegiate level.

Initiated fraternity or sorority members who have graduated from college.

The pin of an initiated member.

A formal invitation to membership in a particular fraternity or sorority.

An active member of a fraternity or sorority who serves as a mentor to a new member, guiding him or her through the new member program and initiation.

A term used by fraternity members to refer to one another.

Audible sounds used by members to acknowledge or gain the attention of other members. Calls may vary regionally within organizations, and some organizations may use more than one call.

A local group of the larger (inter)national organization, designated by a special Greek name.

The same as being initiated. The term means different things to different groups, but generally means crossing over from being a pledge to being a full member. Most groups record this time to the second. Term also refers to "Crossing the Burning Sands."

The membership educator, short for Dean Of Pledges, is an old term that the groups still use. ADOP/ADP would be the assistant dean.

Term used to refer to an active member (ie. someone paying dues).

The central organization of a particular fraternity or sorority. Often referred to as National Headquarters, International Headquarters, or just Nationals.

A term used to refer to another member of their fraternity. Sometimes they will refer to someone as simply Frat.

The name that applies to all Greek organizations characterized by a ritual, badge and strong ties to friendship and moral principles. Informally, women's fraternities are called sororities.

The graduate chapter of NPHC or Multicultural organization. Usually the local grad chapter oversees the operations of the undergraduate chapter.

Any member of a Greek-letter organization.

Used to identify members of the same organization. Most have a deep meaning to that organization or ritualistic symbol.

Recruitment event for culturally based groups.

Any member who has completed the new member process and has gone through the initiation ceremony.

The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of active membership. Each chapter has a different set of requirements in order to be initiated.

The process chapters conduct to recruit, interview, choose, and educate new members.

Title of a potential new member who the group knows is interested. Sometimes these students will band together and form an interest group.

A pendant with a fraternity or sorority's Greek letters on it.

The brother or sister, son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter of a fraternity or sorority member. Each (inter)national organization has its own policy regarding legacies.

The name given to a pledge class. Some groups number their lines by Greek Letters (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc.) but may have a descriptive name as well that is specific to characteristics of the group.

The members of a cultural Greek organization new member class.

The mutual selection process that prospective members and chapter members go through during the recruitment period to get to know one another.

The representative body governing historically Latino/Latina Greek Letter organizations.

A new member of a cultural Greek organization.

A formal presentation of a new line to campus. Usually done in a public forum after members have been initiated.

A period of learning about fraternity and sorority life prior to initiation. This period varies for all groups.

To end one's fraternity or sorority membership before initiation.

A member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.

The umbrella organization for 26 women's fraternities. NPC supports its chapters by promoting values, education, leadership, friendship, cooperation, and citizenship.

A national organization composed of four sororities and five fraternities whose membership is historically African-American.

The number you are assigned based on the chronological order you are in on your initiation line (often members of other culturally based organizations identify or relate to one another by distinguishing that they are the "same" number).

Short for paraphernalia. The different items of Greek clothing or items someone is wearing.

A charitable fundraiser or service project sponsored by a fraternity or sorority.

A ritual ceremony that designates the start of a new member process.

A college student who is interested in joining a Greek Organization and is taking part in the recruitment process.

During the last part of Panhellenic sorority recruitment, a potential new member determines which particular sorority she is willing to join. The potential new member lists two sororities in her order of preference.

Term used to refer to an older brother/sister from your chapter.

The specified number of potential new members to which each sorority may extend a bid.

A Panhellenic sorority member who assists and supports potential new members during the recruitment process. Recruitment Specialist are trained to help potential new members and answer any questions they may have about sorority membership.

A member of your organization or another culturally based organization that was initiated at the same time you were.

A term used by sorority members to refer to one another.

A get-together event with another Greek organization.

Term used to refer to a sister in a NPHC or Multicultural organization.

A historically black tradition characterized by synchronized hand foot movements, along with singing, dancing, chanting, and acting. Many Latino/Latina and Multicultural groups participate in stepping as well.

A line dance done by members of cultural Greek organizations; usually done at a party or step show.

The large necklace worn with large Greek letters on them. Similar to a lavaliere but much larger and often made out of wood.

Total is the allowable chapter size, including both new and initiated members, as determined by the Panhellenic Council.

The term used to refer to the particular campus or university a chapter is at.

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Call:  a vocal expression used by members of MGC and NPHC fraternities or sororities. Please do not repeat a call or response. It is considered a sign of disrespect.

Chant:  a call used by members of MGC or NPHC organizations to acknowledge or gain the attention of others.

Club:  a term used to denote someone who has the same line position as you.

Crossed:  a term used by members of MGC and NPHC groups to indicate that a new member has fully initiated into a group.

Divine Nine (D9):  refers to the nine organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Informational:  A forum for individuals interested in seeking information about a MGC or NPHC fraternity or sorority.

Ism:  a term used to refer to an individual that has the same line number as you.

Line:  a group of individuals going through the membership intake process together.

Line Brother/Sister:  a term used for members of a MGC or NPHC organizations who were initiated at the same time into the same organization.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):  The umbrella organization for the multicultural Greek letter organizations.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):  the governing body comprised of the 9 national historically African American fraternities and sororities.

Neo/Neophyte: a new member of a MGC or NPHC fraternity or sorority.

New Member Presentation/Probate:  a performance where the newest members of a MGC or NPHC organization present history, reveal who they are and typically stroll or step.

Prophyte:  a member of a MGC or NPHC group that has initiated new members into their organization.

Sands:  a term used to refer to other members of MGC or NPHC groups who were initiated during the same term and year. They do not have to belong to the group.

Sign:  a hand symbol unique to each MGC or NPHC group. Please do not imitate an organization’s sign; it is a sign of disrespect.

Stepping:  a tradition where members synchronize their moves without music. Members will clap, stomp with their feet, jump, chant, etc.

Strolling:  members move together in a line expressing pride for their organization through their call, sign or custom dances. Please do not imitate the stroll or cut in between members of the line.

Yard:  a term used by NPHC groups to refer to the campus.

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What are councils.

North Carolina A&T has 2 Greek Councils:  The National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Greek Letter Council.

  • The National Pan-Hellenic Council   (also known as NPHC or the Divine 9) is comprised of the historically and predominately African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC governs these organizations internationally and on many other campuses including N.C. A&T.
  • The Greek Letter Council   consists of fraternities, sororities, and social fellowships whose Council is not represented here at N.C. A&T or that do not belong to an inter/national council. Each council, along with its member organizations, encourages student leadership, personal development, and high social and scholastic standards while maintaining inter/intra-fraternal relationships within the University community.

How do I determine if I want to join a fraternity or sorority? If so, which one will be the best fit for me?

If you believe that life-long membership in an organization can enhance your educational experience by emphasizing intellectual, interpersonal, and social development, then a fraternity or sorority may be for you. All organizations strive for the ideals of brotherhood/sisterhood, a sound education, campus and community service, and social interaction. In determining the right organization for you, we encourage you to research not only the N.C. A&T chapter but also the inter/national organization via their website and other available resources. Look at the motto, mission statement, founding ideals/principles and the philanthropic involvement of the organization to determine if this is the organization to which you can align your life.

Please note that joining a fraternity or sorority is based on a   mutual selection process . Students interested in Greek Life should understand that fraternities and sororities have the privilege of being selective and do not have to admit all applicants who apply for membership in their organizations.

How can I learn more about each organization?

We encourage you to visit the national/international websites for more information about each organization. You may also find it helpful to visit the websites of our local chapters. You can access the local chapters by searching the organization's name on the clubs and organizations page. You can access the national website by selecting the organization's name below.

  Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 *Italicized groups are currently inactive

Can I join more than one fraternity/sorority?

Is there a limit to how many new members can be initiated.

Effective July 1, 2016, there is a 45 new member limit for organizations participating in the membership intake process. The university reserves the right to grant approval to accept an additional 10% (5) over the maximum number. Organizations that are in good standing but ineligible to conduct intake due to a national moratorium or other organizational mandate/directive are eligible to accept an additional 50% (making the total maximum new members 67) the first year and up to 100% (making the total number of new members 90) of the university limit if the involuntary restriction lasts two years or more when they are next eligible and approved to conduct intake. Organizations that voluntarily opt-out of conducting intake while in good standing; or are/were under sanction from the university, their region, or the national headquarters, are ineligible to utilize the percentage increase. Organizations that did not have intake because they were NOT in good standing are unable to utilize the 50%/100% rule upon their reinstatement. Chapters may however show extenuating circumstances that will be reviewed by the Office of Student Activities for approval to take the additional 50% without having to meet the moratorium requirement. That request must be made during the chapter’s intake petition meeting.

How much time is required to be a member?

What are the benefits of membership and how long does membership last, what is required to become a member of a fraternity/sorority.

To be eligible for membership, the University requires that a student meet/exceed the following:

  • Passing/Successful completion of at least 12 credit hours at N.C. A&T during the fall semester. For those who were enrolled in a cooperative education/intern experience during the fall semester, a letter of verification must be submitted to the Office of Student Activities prior to application for membership to be eligible.
  • Have achieved a   cumulative grade point average of 2.5 during the fall semester . Some organizations require a higher GPA for membership, therefore having a 2.5 does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for certain chapters.
  • Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student , being registered for at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester.   Graduate students or students seeking an additional undergraduate degree are ineligible to participate in intake at N.C. A&T as they have already been awarded a degree and should seek membership in a Graduate or Alumni/Alumnae Chapter.
  • Be in good judicial standing with the University per the Office of the Dean of Students and have   NO judicial, financial, or academic holds at the time of clearance/s .
  • Must have   attended at least one mandatory information session for membership intake  offered by Student Activities during the academic year they wish to seek membership in a fraternity or sorority.

Is there a cost associated with joining a fraternity or sorority?

Is hazing required to join a fraternity or sorority.

NO , nor should it be! Fraternities and sororities were founded on strong moral, social, and academic principles.   Hazing or any activity which subjects members to harassment, intimidation, physical exhaustion, or mental distress among other things is contrary to each organization’s founding principles. All chapters have a new member education program that is designed to teach new members the history, traditions, values, and expectations of their organization.   Hazing has no place in these activities and the Office of Student Activities works closely with each local chapter and national organization to set/reinforce clear expectations for new member activities. This includes setting reasonable limits on time commitments, activities, and length of programs.

Hazing is against the law, and the University has a zero-tolerance policy concerning such. Rites and traditions vary from chapter to chapter; some are secret, but none should involve abuse of any kind.   If you have concerns that hazing may be occurring, please contact the Office of Student Activities and speak with a staff member.   If you would like to anonymously report a hazing incident, you can contact University Police on their anonymous tip line at 336-334-7879.

How will my grades be impacted by fraternity/sorority membership?

When can i join, my parents do not like the idea of fraternities and sororities. how can i offer them reassurance, common terms and phrases.

Active Member –   an initiated, dues-paying member.   Cross/Crossing/Crossed* –   a term used to describe the point of the intake process when initiates officially become members.   Intake –   the official term used for the creation of new members. This term/process replaced the previous pledging process/activities for those interested in becoming members of Greek-letter organizations. The current guidelines and/or activities may include but are not limited to an informational or interest meeting, application process, interview, and a supervised educational process. "Nalia"   – Greek paraphernalia like shirts, license plates, jewelry, or anything with Greek letters on it (socks, keychains, lanyards, etc). Neophyte* –   a newly initiated member. New Initiate/New Member Presentation –  official presentation of new members who were recently accepted into the organization, sometimes also called a “coming out” or revealing. This is the first time when newly initiated members of each fraternity/sorority are revealed to the rest of campus. On the Yard   – pertaining to a fraternity/sorority’s active status on campus.   Plots –  a physical representation of the black Greek-letter community on the campus; they range in size and design and traditionally have consisted of a bench and landscaping representing the organization.   Prophyte* –  a member who has experienced at least one intake process other than their own as a member of a fraternity or sorority. Rush  – an organization’s formal interest meeting (not all organizations use this term). Sands*   – A word used to acknowledge members of other Greek-letter organizations or chapters who were initiated (crossed) during the same semester. Stroll  – an informal form of stepping also known as party hopping.

*Words marked with an asterisk (*) are phrases that are no longer associated with the membership intake process.

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New Greek Members Introduced to the Dillard Community

  • November 11, 2023

52 new members among five of the historically Black Greek-letter organizations were introduced during the New Member Presentation on November 11, 2023, in Dent Hall in front of a sold-out audience. 

  • The Beta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented the largest line with 33 new members. 
  • The Omicron chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Inc. presented seven new members. 
  • The Beta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented six new members. 
  • The Theta Sigma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presented four new members
  • The Epsilon Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. presented two new members. 

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New member presentation/bid day agreement, fraternity and sorority new member presentation/bid day guidelines.

All organizations recognized through the CFSD must adhere to the following requirements when presenting new members (hereafter “presentation(s)”)  to the Storrs campus community or hosting Bid Day activities. The university recognizes national organizations’ policies and guidelines and expect all chapters to be in accordance with their national policies. Each organization must submit a Bid Day/New Member Presentation Agreement form . A complete form will include:

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General Guidelines

  • Presentations/Bid Day activities cannot be scheduled for the last week of classes or during Finals Week.
  • CFSD will establish a deadline for bid day activities/new member presentations and publish this date on the CFSD calendar.
  • No alcoholic beverages will be permitted by any person in attendance.
  • In the event of a fight or other altercation during the event, those fighting will be removed from the event immediately and the event will be stopped.
  • At least 3 days prior to the presentation, the council advisor, will reach out to the organization and inform the organization if their inclement weather plan must be implemented. If the organization is required to implement their inclement weather plan, the organization will not be permitted to change back to the original plan after the decision is made.

Bid Day Guidelines

  • Bid Day activities must take place no more than one week (7 calendar days) after member selection has concluded.
  • Only members and new members from the organization may attend the bid day event.

New Member Presentation Guidelines

  • New Member Presentations must take place no more than two weeks (14 calendar days) after the newest members have been initiated into the organization. Holiday breaks will not be included in the timeline.
  • New Member Presentations must begin with 15 minutes of the approved and advertised start time. Organizations that start more than 15 minutes late, will be fined $25 for every 15-minutes after the approved and advertised start time, until the actual start time.
  • New Member Presentations are not to be scheduled to take place on the same date as a previously planned presentation of another chapter within the same council. Please check with your council advisor for details. If two organizations in the same council would like to work together to host their presentations on the same day, they both must indicate this in writing to their council advisor.
  • Because of its public nature, all presentations should be considered family shows and should be done tastefully. Therefore, inappropriate attire, excessive vulgarity, profanity, and “dissing” of other organizations will not be tolerated.
  • Physical or suggestive abuse is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: slapping, kicking, spitting, punching, pushing, poking, caning, etc. (Canes may be used as a part of the performance but may not be used as a weapon to harm or suggest harm to an individual.)

Failure to comply with the stated guidelines may result in the loss of future presentation and university privileges, disciplinary review from the respective governing council, CFSD, and possible referral to the Office of Community Standards. This Policy shall be reviewed and revised as necessary by CFSD to remain current with new standards of practice as recommended by the University, inter/national organization, and higher education best practices. Questions related to this policy should be directed to the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development , [email protected] .

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Before officially joining his fraternity, Xavier Washington ’20 stood on a stage, wearing a mask and holding a rose, which he would later hand to his mother. He shared information about the group and its founders, sang a song based on an old spiritual and stepped before a crowd of family members and alumni — none of whom knew that it was him behind the mask. At this induction ceremony last fall, Washington and his peers officially became part of the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, after weeks of preparation.

Usually, rushing a fraternity at Yale involves getting meals with current members, attending parties and months of pledging. But the process to join Alpha Phi Alpha is different. As the nation’s first black Greek organization, Alpha Phi Alpha has given black men a source of community and mutual support since its establishment in 1909, and the new member presentation, or “probate,” is one aspect of black Greek life that sets it Alpha Phi Alphart from mainstream fraternities.

Alpha Phi Alpha is one of the three black Greek organizations still active at Yale today, along with the sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta. The Alpha Phi Alpha has brought black men from New Haven–area universities together for more than a century, but between 2009 to 2016, only one new student from Yale joined the local chapter. But in 2016, three Yale students joined the fraternity, and the next year, two more joined.

Trey Phills ’16, one of the students who helped revive the fraternity at Yale two years ago, said it was “cool to bring the lineage back.”

Yale’s black Greek organizations are all members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, an organization of nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine.” Many of these organizations formed to support black students at predominantly white universities, where people of color were often barred from joining mainstream Greek organizations. While these discriminatory practices no longer exist, members of black fraternities and sororities said that the organizations remain valuable communities for students at Yale, where less than eight percent of the student population identifies as African-American.

“Yale has a lot of communities and it’s nice to see yourself reflected in the people around you, whereas, if you look around your seminar tables, that’s not always the case,” said Alyssa Patterson ’18, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

In a report published in 2016, the Yale College Council Task Force on Greek Life cited the founding of minority-based fraternities and sororities — like Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha — as a sign that, even today, minority students “often feel alienated from more well-known or ‘mainstream’ Greek organizations.”

Alpha Phi Alpha’s chapter in New Haven currently has 12 members, according to Washington. The fraternity has five students at Yale, two at Southern Connecticut State University, four at the University of New Haven and one at Quinnipiac University. The local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha were both established in 1984, before any of Yale’s panhellenic sororities were founded. Delta Sigma Theta’s chapter reactivated last spring, drawing about eight new members from Yale.

Representatives of Delta Sigma Theta at Yale declined to comment for this story.

After a period of inactivity, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s chapter in New Haven re-established membership in May 2016 with 20 members, said Leona Dotson, communications chairman for Alpha Kappa Alpha’s national organization. Dotson did not specify how long the chapter had been inactive.

Now, the chapter has five members, consisting of two Yale students, two Quinnipiac students and one Southern Connecticut State University student, according to Patterson.

The major difference between black fraternities and mainstream Greek life is the emphasis on scholarship and service, according to Phills and Washington. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha are expected to keep upstanding images and high grades, Washington said, especially since the fraternity was born as a community of highly educated black men. Alpha Phi Alpha also has a long legacy of developing prominent leaders and figures in the black community — Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall and W.E.B. Du Bois were all members.

According to Alpha Kappa Alpha member Jessica Reed ’18, her sorority frequently holds fundraisers and programs that benefit the New Haven area. Last month, the Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter hosted a documentary screening to promote wellness and healthy practices in the black community, she added.

While members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha said they would like to become more visible on campus, they said recruiting new members is not a major priority. Unlike mainstream Greek organizations, black fraternities and sororities do not hold rush events, besides information sessions each semester.

“Our recruitment process isn’t the same as say SigEp or SigNu,” Phills said. “We’re not really pressing to have somebody join every semester. It’d be nice, but we’re still very much quality over quantity.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are all resident groups of the Afro-American Cultural Center.

Alice Park  | [email protected]

Correction, March 1: This version of the article has been corrected to reflect that there was one Yale student who was admitted to Alpha Phi Alpha between 2009 and 2016.

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Fraternities and sororities have a lot of specific terminology and acronyms. This glossary is non exhaustive but provides some of the most common acronyms and lingo used by fraternities and sororities at the University of Oklahoma. 

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The first person in a new member line of an NPHC organization.

An initiated member of a fraternity or sorority. A member in good standing.

Affiliate Circle (AC) 

The governing umbrella group for the 5 independent fraternities and sororities on campus.

A member of a women’s fraternal organization who is no longer an undergraduate. Plural: Alumnae.

A member of a men’s fraternal organization who is no longer an undergraduate. Plural: Alumni. 

Alum or Alumni

A gender neutral term for members of men’s or women’s fraternal organizations who are no longer undergraduates. 

Alumni / Alumnae Chapters

Many national organizations have chapters that individuals can be involved in after their collegiate days are over. 

The last person in a new member line of an NPHC organization.

Associate Member

A member of a fraternity or sorority not yet initiated.

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Badge (Pin)

Outward symbol of membership, usually in the way of a pin or badge given to members when initiated. Many organizations also have new member pins.

An invitation to a potential member to join a sorority and fraternity.

Nickname for big brother or sister who serves as a mentor to a new member.

An active or alumni member of a fraternity.

Brotherhood

The common term for the bond between members of the same fraternity.

Call / Chant

A unique vocal expression attributed by culturally based organizations or NPHC used to acknowledge or gain the attention of others. Some organizations have more than one chant.

  • Please Do : Enjoy listening to the unique calls of the groups.
  • Please Don’t : Repeat an organization’s particular call or response. It is considered a sign of disrespect.

Candlelight

A ceremony in which a member reveals having been given a lavaliere, fraternity pin or engagement ring.

The name applied to the local organization of a national fraternity or sorority.

Chapter Advisor

An alumnus/alumna or faculty member who serves in an advisory role to provide guidance to a chapter. All Greek letter organizations are required to have a chapter advisor or faculty adviosr at the University of Oklahoma. 

Chapter House

A physical structure where members live. At the University of Oklahoma, chapter houses are owned and operated by private corporations or organizations. 

The document from a headquarters to a chapter that indicates the group of students on that campus are members of the inter/national organization.

Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC)

The cooperative campus organization of collegiate members of National Panhellenic Conference sororities.

The official pair or triad of colors that represent a specific Greek organization.

Continuous Open Recruitment/Biding (COB)

Also called informal recruitment; a time, other than formal recruitment, when bids may be distributed. There is no formal COB process. Chapters that are eligble for COB may recruit up to campus total using Continuous Open Bidding. 

Insignia used by sorority/fraternity members. Most Greek organizations reserve the crest for initiated members only. Each crest has hidden, secret meanings. Also known as a coat of arms or shield.

A term used by NPHC groups to indicate a ceremony in which new members have been fully initiated and become active, life-long members. You may also hear the phrase “crossing the burning sands.”

Crossing Date/Year

A term for initiating into a culturally-based Greek organization or NPHC organization. Usually used to refer to when a member joined their organization – the term and year they joined.

A member’s choice to terminate one’s fraternity or sorority membership before initiation.

Divine Nine

Term used to describe the nine NPHC affiliate organizations. Also the title of the book that chronicles the history of NPHC groups.

Dropping Line

Term used by NPHC in referring to a new member removing themselves from the intake process.

A term used to denote that an event is alcohol free.

Financial obligation of joining a fraternity or sorority. Membership dues typically cover the costs of operation, formal events, activities and other events. Membership dues vary widely by organization. 

Event / Round

A structured recruitment event, usually repeated several times during the formal recruitment process. Events/Rounds are held during the IFC or Panhellenic Formal Recruitment process and are sometimes referred to as "parties."

An active, due-paying member of a fraternity or sorority. 

Formal Recruitment

A designated membership recruitment time period during which a series of organized activities are held by each sorority and fraternity — often coordinated by the College Panhellenic or Interfraternity Council. For the Collegiate Panhellenic Council this process is also called Primary Recruitment.

Founders Day

The day the national organization was founded. Often a day of celebratrion for members of that specific organization. 

Term used to refer to a fraternity or one’s fraternity brother, usually in NPHC fraternities.

Fraternal Organization

Any fraternity or sorority.

Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services (FSPS)

The area of the Office of Student Life that oversees the social fraternity and sorority community at the University of Oklahoma.

Governing Council

Also known as an umbrella council, generally supports and acts as a voice for member organizations, including being the official department-sponsored student organization as liaison between the university and the members of the member organizations. Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services advises OU's governing councils directly; Affiliate Circle (AC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), & Panhellenic Association (PAN).

Greekdom 101

Interest meeting hosted by NPHC for prospective members to receive information about and meet members of a Greek organization (this term is specifically used at the University of Oklahoma).

Many organizations have a handshake unique to their membership. Only initiated members will know this handshake.

Hazing is strictly prohibited in the State of Oklahoma and by the university. Hazing is defined as any activity that recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of an individual for the purpose of initiation, participation, admission, holding office in, or maintaining membership or affiliation, regardless of the individual’s consent or lack of consent.

Housing Corporation

The local or national housing entity that owns and manages the Greek housing property. At OU, all chapters are owned by a local or national housing corporation. 

House Director

Sometimes called a House Mom or House Dad, a House Director is a full-time, live-in staff member employed by the chapter's local or national housing corproation. All designated chapter facilities at the University of Oklahoma are required to have a House Director. 

Informal Recruitment

Any time outside of a formal recruitment period where Greek organizations recruit new members. It is called informal because potential members need not follow a designated schedule set by the governing council. Informal recruitment processes are driven by individual chapters, rather than the governing councils. 

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

A representative governing body of fraternities affiliated with the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).

Inactive Member

A member who has elected to become inactive in sorority/fraternity life. They often have no participation in chapter activities and lose the benefits of membership.

A ritual ceremony through which new members learn the full meaning of their Greek organization and become fully fledged members.

Initiated Member

Any member who has gone through the initiation ceremony.

Intake / Membership Intake

Term for the process by which MGC and NPHC members are selected to become new members of an organization. Much more secretive than recruitment or rush, but generally includes an application and an interview process, followed by an educational program and then an initiation. The period of membership intake varies from chapter to chapter.

A way to refer to someone who is interested in joining a Greek organization.

Interest Meeting

A meeting hosted by MGC or NPHC for prospective members to receive information about and meet members of a Greek organization.

Intentional Single Preference (ISP)

When a potential member only lists one Panhellenic sorority on their preference card when the student has multiple options. Students who ISP are not guaranteed a membership bid. 

A founding member of an NPHC organization. Also sometimes known as pearl.

A person whose parent, sibling or grandparent is an alumna or active member of a sorority or fraternity. Each organization can have a different designation of what constitutes a "legacy" relationship.

Also referred to as a ship. A group of new members in a specific NPHC or MGC chapter or, in a specific semester.

Short for "Little brother/sister" - a new member who is being mentored by an older member of their organization.

Line Brother.

Line Sister.

Maximizing Your Options

This phrase refers to utilizing all options available to a PNM during the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment process. 

Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA)

Panhellenic Potential New Members sign this after preference round, indicating in order, which sororities of the ones whose events they attended they would accept a bid from. These agreements, along with the organizations’ bid lists, are used to match the PNMs and sororities with one another in a mutually selective process. 

A social activity involving two or more Greek organizations; also called a social.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

An umbrella council which is a fusion of culturally rich and distinct Greek letter organizations, including but not limited to those focused on the celebration of race, ethnicity, and nationality.

Mutual Selection

Method utilized during Panhellenic Formal Recruitment in which chapters submit their invitation lists while potential new members (PNMs) submit their preferences. 

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

The national umbrella organization for many Latino/Latina Greek organizations.

National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA)

The national umbrella organization for 18 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Greek-letter organizations.

New member of an NPHC organization; also called a “Neo.”

North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)

A trade association and national governing body representing 57 inter/national men’s fraternities.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The national governing body for the nine historically African-American sororities and fraternities.

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)

The conference body of the 26 women’s sororities established in 1902 to support the collegiate and alumnae chapters of the NPC member groups.

A person who has accepted an invitation to a chapter but has not yet been initiated. 

New Member Class or Pledge Class

A term used to name new member of a Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council organization who all joined during the same semester.

New Member Educator

The liaison between the new members and the chapter, they are responsible for implementing and monitoring the new member program and preparing the new members for initiation. 

New Member Presentation

Also referred to as a "probate", is a presentation that celebrates and welcomes new members in the MGC community or NPHC community.

On the Yard

An NPHC phrase meaning that a chapter is currently chartered/active on campus.

Panhellenic Association (PAN)

The Panhellenic Association is a local extension of the National Panhellenic Conference, with an executive board that has judicial authority over the chapters it represents.  

Philanthropy

A charitable project sponsored by a fraternity or sorority. National organizations often have a formally recognized philanthropic focus or organization they support.

A person who has accepted a bid but is not yet initiated to a sorority or fraternity. This term is believed to be outdated by some and can be offensive. See also “New Member."

Preference Round

The final event held by Panhellenic organizations during Formal Recruitment. These events are more formal than the previous parties and usually include a ritual that potential new members can participate in. Also known as Pref or Pref Night.

Potential New Member (PNM)

A student who is interested in becoming a member of a Greek organization and has registered for the formal recruitment process. Most commonly used in Panhellenic and IFC organizations. 

An official public presentation of initiation used by culturally-based and NPHC organizations. The presentation may consist of knowledge learned, skills gained, and values understood. This is a proud moment of historical significance for new members of these organizations. In most cases, this is the first time when newly initiated members of each fraternity/sorority are revealed to the rest of campus.

Prophyte or Old Head

An older member of an NPHC organization or culturally based organization.

The number each NPC women’s fraternity may pledge on a campus during the Formal Recruitment process. This number varies each year.

Recommendation Letters

A letter written by alumni members of sororities or fraternities recommending a potential member for membership. Recommendation letters are not required for membership into Panhellenic sororities.

Recruitment

Previously called "rush." The process through which sororities and fraternities recruit new members. Recruitment looks very different for each governing council but most organizations at OU recruit annually, if not semesterly. 

Release Figure Methodology (RFM)

The method used by the National Panhellenic Conference for all chapters on a campus to match to quota at the end of the formal recruitment process. Based on three years of past data and live data from the present year.

Often shortened to "Rho G." Panhellenic members who step away their own chapter during recruitment and are available to guide potential new members through the recruitment process.

Recruitment Guide 

IFC members who step away from their own chapter during recruitment and guide potential new members through the recruitment process. 

Sacred, secret and inspirational ceremonies used to encourage and educate members about the importance of the organization.

Common at MGC and NPHC events. Each organization present is announced and given a short amount of time to do their call.

NPHC term referring to a member that crossed/was initiated the same semester and year as yourself — though they do not have to belong to the same organization. Comes from the phrase “cross the burning sands” which means to cross over (become initiated) into full membership.

Members who are in the same line for an NPHC organization.

A unique display expressed by hand symbols by Greek members. Can be “thrown” alone or in combination with other members of the group.

  • Please do : Enjoy the viewing of the various signs.
  • Please don’t:  Emulate an organization’s sign. It is a sign of disrespect.

An active member of a sorority. 

The common term for the bond between members of the same sorority. 

Snap Bidding

The direct offering of a bid from a chapter to a potential member between the time PNMs are matched through the process and new member Bid Day activities begin during Panhellenic formal recruitment. The College Panhellenic oversees the snap bidding process on Bid Day. 

A get-together with another group for a party, dinner or other fun occasion.

NPHC term referring to one’s sorority sister.

A form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps. Though stepping may be performed by an individual, it is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations.

A show often performed by National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations. OU's annual step show is called Stompdown, taking place each spring semester.

NPHC members move together in a line expressing pride for their organization. In this line, members may express their pride through use of their organization’s call, sign or historical information, ritual/custom dances, etc. All of this is done through movements that are unique to a particular organization.

  • Please Do : Enjoy watching, as each organization has a unique way and style of strolling.
  • Please Don’t : Emulate the stroll or cut in between members of the line. That is considered a sign of disrespect.

Strict Silence Period

A period of time after the end of membership recruitment events and prior to the distribution of bids when there is no communication between potential new members and sorority members.

The total allowable chapter size, as determined by the College Panhellenic, including both new members and initiated members. Chapters whose current membership falls below total or campus total, are able to recruit up to that number. 

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New Member Education Program Ideas

Program ideas for new members, including programs based on the Six Principles of Greek Life .

Possible New Member Programs

Scholarship.

  • Dean’s presentation
  • Hold an alumni career night
  • Attend academic programs together
  • Study table for PNM and members
  • Big/Little Academic challenge
  • Assign an academic big sister/brother
  • Meyer-Briggs Test
  • Know your True Colors
  • Hold an etiquette program
  • Plan events together
  • Shadow officers
  • Bring in a speaker on a leadership topic
  • Develop a community volunteer service project for the chapter to be performed on a regular basis
  • Partner with a local service organization/altruism to support throughout the year
  • Visit local retirement center and volunteer your service to the staff, and simply spend time with the residents
  • Visit the local children's hospital at DHMC and play with the children
  • Donate clothing and food to local pantries and shelters

Brotherhood/Sisterhood

  • Big/Little challenge
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes course
  • Volunteer projects in Hanover
  • Attend events together
  • Develop team-building activities
  • Create a house project together
  • Learn the chapter song
  • Participate in intramurals
  • New member shirts

Inclusiveness

  • Invite a Greek leader over to speak
  • Invite a member of the Office of Greek Life over to speak
  • Meet with advisor
  • Sponsor programs with other groups

Accountability

  • Have new members discuss a chapter problem and plan solutions
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Run a social event
  • Create a member project
  • Hold a recruitment workshop

Build Awareness of History

  • History walk
  • Alumni speakers
  • History trivia
  • History skits
  • Theme dinners

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New Member Presentation Guidelines

All organizations must adhere to the following guidelines when presenting new members to the campus community:

Presentation of new members must take place no more than 15 calendar days after the members have been initiated into the organization, and/or prior to “Study Day(s)”, whichever comes first, unless approved in writing by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Guidelines for those who host New Member Presentations or “Shows”

  • The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life must be notified of the date, time, and location of the “show” no less than 15 business days prior to the date of the New Member Presentation. SAFE Forms are required for all on campus New Member Presentations.
  • New Member Presentations are not to be scheduled on the same time as another New Member Presentation or an OFSL scheduled program.
  • No explicit or revealing attire is to be worn by the new members or other “show” participants.
  • No excessive use of profanity or sexually suggestive language. This is to include music and chants.
  • No alcoholic beverages or drugs will be permitted. This includes by visiting chapters, alumni, and/or graduate members.
  • No physical abuse will be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: slapping, kicking, spitting, punching, pushing, poking, caning, etc. Items such as canes, staffs, and sticks may be used as a part of the performance but may not be used as a weapon to harm another individual. If not used as part of the show, items should not be present.
  • The following items are not permitted unless approved by the office: Bats, bricks, chains, paddles. Please consult with OFSL for all other paraphernalia that is being considered.
  • In the event of an altercation during the presentation, those fighting will be disciplined immediately. If a member of the presenting organization is involved, the presentation show will be stopped immediately. (See Violations section for further details)
  • No references to hazing and/or other illegal activities, this includes but is not limited to suggestive themes and items such as non-decorative paddles.
  • Disruptions by other attending organizations will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: walking through the presenters’ show, talking over the presenting organization, etc.
  • If a new member decides that they cannot, or decides not to participate in the show, a written and signed letter by the new member must be submitted to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life no less than 72 hours before the show explaining why they cannot or have decided not to participate. If less than 72 hours contact office advisor immediately for acknowledgement.
  • The New Member Presentation MUST start within 30 minutes of scheduled time advertised. Advertised time should be reflective of the same time noted on the SAFE and SERF forms. Following the show, members of the presenting organization must vacate the area within 30 minutes (this will assist with crowd disbursement). The organization will be responsible for ensuring the site used is left in its original state after use. (Rollcall is not considered the start of show)
  • It is the chapter responsibility to notify visiting and alumni members of all UCF New Member Presentation rules. (Golden Rule)
  • If a New Member Presentation does not occur, new members must be presented in some formal way (reception, tweet, email, flyer, Instagram, etc.), acknowledging all new members.

Violation(s)

Violations of guidelines can result in consequences including fines, cancellation of show, probation, and/or suspension.

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New Member Policies

New member policies.

Fraternities and sororities are expected to provide educational, relevant, and safe new member education processes focused on informing new members about the organization and building relationships in a way that respects the dignity, self-worth, and well-being of all students.

New Member Event Definition

Events, activities, and gatherings sponsored by a fraternity or sorority will be considered a new member event if:

  • The organization or its member designate or refer to the event, formally or informally, as a new member event;
  • The event is included in the new member education packet submitted to the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life;
  • New members are required to be at the event but not all initiated members are required to be at the event;
  • New members are required or reasonably believe they are required to be at the event in order to maintain their membership or avoid ridicule by initiated members;
  • The event is part of or held in conjunction with bid extensions, big/little activities, initiation, a new member education meeting; or
  • A person could reasonably believe that the event, activity, or gathering was part of the new member activities of an organization.

New Member Education Plan

Any chapter that wishes to take new members must submit a New Member Education Plan to the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life at least one week before they hand out bids. Chapters may not extend bids until their plan has been approved by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life. Plans must include the following information:

  • Learning outcomes for the new member education process
  • The length of their new member education process
  • A description of all events and activities for each week of the process
  • When and where initiation will occur and which advisor will be present
  • A calendar of all events, meetings, and other new member activities

Approved plans are provided to the chapter advisor and headquarters for review. If an advisor or headquarters requires significant edits to the plan, the College will revoke its approval until those changes are made.

Plans are also distributed to Head Coaches of Division III athletic teams as deemed necessary by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life.

Any changes made to the plan, including changes in time or location of events or meetings, after the initial submission must first be approved by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life.

College New Member Education Requirements for New Members

All new members of fraternities and sororities are required to attend trainings and/or events related to the following topics:

  • Introduction to the fraternity and sorority community
  • Hazing prevention
  • Sexual assault prevention
  • Sober monitor expectations
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

If a new member is unable to attend any trainings and/or events that would fulfill a requirement they must notify the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life in a timely manner and identify an alternative event or training that would meet the requirement.

New Member Education Period Length

The new member education period begins the day after bids are accepted and all new members must be initiated within eight (8) weeks of that date. Chapters must indicate the length of their new member education process when they submit their new member plan and may not exceed that submitted length without approval from the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life.

Chapters may not have new member education processes that are longer than the maximum length allowable by their headquarters.

Time Restrictions on New Member Events and Activities

New member events or activities may occur between the hours of 7:00 am and midnight. New members may not be in chapter houses, suites, or residences of initiated members between midnight and 7:00 am Sunday night through Friday morning unless they have been approved by the College to live in those spaces.

Initiation Requirements and Verification

Chapters are required to have an advisor that is registered with the College or a staff member from their headquarters present at their initiation. The advisor or staff member must notify the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life that they were present and that the ritual was completed within one week of it occurring.

Alcohol use During New Member Activities

Alcohol is not permitted during any new member activities including but not limited to bid day, big/little reveal, and initiation. New members may attend chapter events where alcohol is present as long as they do not meet the definition of a new member event and there are no activities or expectations of new members during the event.

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Sororities and fraternities have a historical association with the University of Maryland. When managed responsibly by international and local chapters, housing corporations, and officers, they offer students a valuable social and learning experience. It is the policy of the University, therefore, to offer eligible sororities and fraternities an opportunity to fulfill this purpose by extending them certain privileges, services, and resources.

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You can access the recognition status of fraternities and sororities by clicking below.

In the early 1990’s, the University began to look at ways in which fraternity and sorority chapters could enhance the types of programming offered to members. After drawing input from students, campus faculty and staff , as well as fraternity and sorority professionals from across the nation, the University proposed implementation of a program centered on the concept of helping chapters return to the values upon which they were founded. Implemented in 1995, the Foundation for the Future (aka The Maryland Plan) document charted a new path for Greek students at the University of Maryland. Since its inception, vast improvements in areas such as academics and programming have assisted our Greek community in reaching new heights.

Starting in 2008 and continuing to the present, with the same energy and collaboration that went into the first document, the University has embarked on a new effort, developing, improving and establishing Chapter Expectations as the new starting point for the future of fraternity and sorority life.

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Chapters can access their Chapter Expectations Compliance Tracking by visiting the link here .

The Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life seeks to empower all of our recognized fraternities and sororities to uphold their guiding principles. Our belief is that every new member education and intake program should strengthen a new member’s academic excellence, civic engagement, individual respect & responsibility , and leadership development.  Learn more about university expectations for new member intake and education below.

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Spring 2023 Greek New Member Presentations & Neophyte Celebration

Join Mississippi Valley State University on Saturday, April 15, 2023, for a reveal of its newest Greek Life members. It's the 2023 Spring Greek New Member Presentation and Neophyte Celebration.

The New Member Presentation will be held in the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex. Doors open at 4 PM and the show starts at 6 PM. Following this event, a Neophyte Celebration starts at 9 PM in the Lackey Recreation Center (Old Gym).

One ticket and corresponding wristband (received at New Member Presentation) will grant admission to both events. Wristbands must be worn to enter the neophyte celebration free of charge. For those without a wristband, admission is $20 at the door.

Clear bag policy strictly enforced. 

Balloons are prohibited inside the venue. 

There is no re-entry allowed. 

Proceeds will go towards all participating chapters. 

Ticket purchases are non-refundable and are available at the Cashier's Office or online via Impact Tickets

Early Bird Tickets (March 23, 2023 - April 1, 2023) $15 in Advance/Cashier's Window and Online

Standard Tickets in Advance (After April 1, 2023) $20 in Advance/Cashier's Window and Online

$30 at the Door

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New York man with ties to European royalty disappears in California, authorities say

A New York man with ties to European royalty disappeared from Malibu, California, early Saturday, authorities said.

Attilio Brillembourg, 53, of New York, was last seen about 1:10 a.m. Saturday on the 6000 block of Murphy Way in Malibu, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a missing persons b ulletin .

"There is concern for Mr. Brillembourg’s well-being," the sheriff's department said.

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Brillembourg is the stepfather of 43-year-old Princess Tatiana, a member of the non-reigning Greek royal family, and the Danish royal family, according to NBC Los Angles . She is the wife of Prince Nikolaos, son of Constantine II, who reigned as king of Greece until the country’s monarchy was abolished in 1973, the station reported.

Tatiana and Nikolaos announced their separation last month after 14 years of marriage, the Greek r oyal f amil y said in a statement .

No one with the sheriff's department could immediately be reached for an update on the investigation Monday afternoon.

Brillembourg is about 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs around 165 pounds, the department said. He has gray hair, green eyes and a tattoo on an upper thigh. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, gray pants and no shoes, according to the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's department asks anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact its Missing Persons Detail or to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Antonio Planas is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital. 

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  1. PDF Membership Intake & New Member Presentation

    6. NEW MEMBER PRESENTATION / "DEBUT" Chapters will be given the option of participating in a New Member Presentation or debut the same semester they induct new members. The debut are preselected dates sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life for chapters to conduct presentations. Chapters also may schedule and plan presentations on their own.

  2. Spring 2023 Greek New Member Presentations & Neophyte Celebr

    It's the 2023 Spring Greek New Member Presentation and Neophyte Celebration. The New Member Presentation will be held in the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex. Doors open at 4 PM and the show starts at 6 PM. Following this event, a Neophyte Celebration starts at 9 PM in the Lackey Recreation Center (Old Gym). One ticket and corresponding wristband ...

  3. Spring 2024 Greek

    It's the 2024 Spring Greek New Member Presentation and Neophyte Celebration! The New Member Presentation will be held in the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Doors open at 4:30 PM and the show starts at 5 PM. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. Advance tickets are available at the Cashier's Office or online via Impact ...

  4. Student Involvement

    A new member of a cultural Greek organization. New Member Presentation (aka Rollout, Probate) A formal presentation of a new line to campus. Usually done in a public forum after members have been initiated. New Member Program. A period of learning about fraternity and sorority life prior to initiation. This period varies for all groups.

  5. MGC and NPHC Terminology

    National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): the governing body comprised of the 9 national historically African American fraternities and sororities. Neo/Neophyte: a new member of a MGC or NPHC fraternity or sorority. New Member Presentation/Probate: a performance where the newest members of a MGC or NPHC organization present history, reveal who they ...

  6. PDF Membership Intake Process (MIP) Policy

    Step 5. New Member Presentation Meeting - Monday, March 28th, 2022. • Organizations participating in the New Member Presentation must schedule & complete a New Member Presentation Meeting by this date. The purpose of this meeting is to review the New Member Presentation policies as well as select the order of the presentation. Organizations

  7. PDF New Member Presentation Guidelines

    within all new member experiences, all Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations must adhere to the following guidelines when presenting new members to the Emory community. 1. Presentation of new members must take place by the deadline given by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life at the ...

  8. PDF NEW MEMBER PRESENTATION POLICY

    which must be provided to the Program Manager, Greek Life prior to content approval. New Member Presentations may not be scheduled to begin after 9:00 pm and must start within 15 minutes of scheduled time advertised and can last no longer than two hours. Following the New Member Presentation, members of the presenting organization must

  9. PDF New Membership Presentation Guidelines

    • The Director of Greek Life and Council advisor must be notified of the date, time, and location of the "show" no less than 15 business days prior to the date of the New Member Presentation. A New Membership Presentation form is required to be completed for all. ... • All New Member Presentations must take place on the University of ...

  10. Greek Life FAQs

    Neophyte* - a newly initiated member. New Initiate/New Member Presentation - official presentation of new members who were recently accepted into the organization, sometimes also called a "coming out" or revealing. This is the first time when newly initiated members of each fraternity/sorority are revealed to the rest of campus.

  11. FEW THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PROBATES

    A probate is a new member presentation where the newest members present history, reveal who they are and often step or stroll. It is an exciting time for the Greek community when new members join ...

  12. PDF New Member Presentation Guidelines

    New Member Presentation Show Guidelines: A. The date of the New Member Presentation must be approved by the Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. B. Space request for show must be submitted with the event title as New Member Presentation or something similar noting what the event is. 1.

  13. New Greek Members Introduced to the Dillard Community

    52 new members among five of the historically Black Greek-letter organizations were introduced during the New Member Presentation on November 11, 2023, in Dent Hall in front of a sold-out audience. The Beta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented the largest line with 33 new members.

  14. PDF National Pan-Hellenic Council/Greek Life Organizations New Member

    Projected date of Presentation of New Members (if applicable). a. The finalized date of the New Member Presentation must be approved by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs and/or Director of Campus Life & Student Retention. 10. Any additional dates pertinent to a specific organization 11.

  15. PDF National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake Policy 2023-2024

    The following statements below outline the expectations for each new member presentation: • New member presentations must be registered with the Office of Greek Life in accordance with the Event Policy and follow event registration procedures. • New member presentations must take place on Samford University property unless given written ...

  16. New Member Presentation/Bid Day Agreement

    New Member Presentations must begin with 15 minutes of the approved and advertised start time. Organizations that start more than 15 minutes late, will be fined $25 for every 15-minutes after the approved and advertised start time, until the actual start time. New Member Presentations are not to be scheduled to take place on the same date as a ...

  17. Black Greek life on the rise

    As the nation's first black Greek organization, Alpha Phi Alpha has given black men a source of community and mutual support since its establishment in 1909, and the new member presentation, or "probate," is one aspect of black Greek life that sets it Alpha Phi Alphart from mainstream fraternities.

  18. Greek Glossary

    The liaison between the new members and the chapter, they are responsible for implementing and monitoring the new member program and preparing the new members for initiation. New Member Presentation Also referred to as a "probate", is a presentation that celebrates and welcomes new members in the MGC community or NPHC community.

  19. New Member Education Program Ideas

    Dean's presentation; Hold an alumni career night; Attend academic programs together; ... New member shirts; Inclusiveness. Invite a Greek leader over to speak; Invite a member of the Office of Greek Life over to speak; Meet with advisor; Sponsor programs with other groups; Accountability. Have new members discuss a chapter problem and plan ...

  20. New Member Presentation Guidelines • Fraternity & Sorority Life • UCF

    Guidelines for those who host New Member Presentations or "Shows". The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life must be notified of the date, time, and location of the "show" no less than 15 business days prior to the date of the New Member Presentation. SAFE Forms are required for all on campus New Member Presentations.

  21. New Member Policies

    Events, activities, and gatherings sponsored by a fraternity or sorority will be considered a new member event if: The organization or its member designate or refer to the event, formally or informally, as a new member event; The event is included in the new member education packet submitted to the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life;

  22. Policies

    Implemented in 1995, the Foundation for the Future (aka The Maryland Plan) document charted a new path for Greek students at the University of Maryland. ... Our belief is that every new member education and intake program should strengthen a new member's academic ... New Member Presentation Policy; Council Specific Policies Interfraternity ...

  23. Spring 2023 Greek New Member Presentations & Neophyte Celebr

    It's the 2023 Spring Greek New Member Presentation and Neophyte Celebration. The New Member Presentation will be held in the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex. Doors open at 4 PM and the show starts at 6 PM. Following this event, a Neophyte Celebration starts at 9 PM in the Lackey Recreation Center (Old Gym).

  24. New York man with ties to European royalty disappears in California

    A New York man with ties to European royalty disappeared from Malibu, California, early Saturday, authorities said. ... a member of the non-reigning Greek royal family, and the Danish royal family ...