||A fully initiated member of a fraternity or sorority.
||An initiated member of a sorority no longer enrolled as an undergraduate student (i.e.
graduated); plural is alumnae.
||An initiated member of a fraternity no longer enrolled as an undergraduate student
(i.e. graduated); plural is alumni.
||An invitation to membership from a fraternity/sorority to a potential new member.
||A member of a fraternity.
||The local collegiate membership of a fraternity/sorority.
|continuous open bidding
||For Panhellenic: Also called open bidding and informal membership recruitment; COB
bids may be extended and accepted at any time during the school year other than formal
||The practice of not serving alcoholic beverages at any Binghamton University recruitment
||The period of time of membership recruitment by some Greek organizations (prior to
the new member [pledge] process) where students meet fraternities and sororities through
activities and events.
||The traditional ritual which brings a student into the new member education process
of a fraternity/sorority.
||The traditional ritual which brings the new member into full membership in the fraternity/sorority.
|intake/pledging/new member period
||Process for which new members are educated about a chapter's history, organization,
members and tenets of fraternity/sorority life.
||A potential new member whose parents or siblings were a member of a fraternity/sorority.
||A group existing only at Binghamton University and/or local schools, not affiliated
with a National organization.
||An individual who has accepted a bid and is engaged in preparing for initiation.
||Another name for a new member not yet a brother or sister. A new member pledges commitment
to learn about the organization and uphold its ideals.
||An activity which bonds the organization together and is traditionally secretive.
||Another name for formal recruitment process.
|potential new member
||A person interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority.
||A member of a sorority.