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Active - A fully initiated member from a fraternity/sorority.

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

Bid - A formal invitation of membership in a fraternity or sorority.

Chapter - The individual campus units that are part of an inter/national organization.

Dues - The monetary costs of membership in a fraternity or sorority. These fees are used to cover the costs of operation, formal events, social activities, and other events, depending on the organization.

Legacy - Each organization has its own definition of a "legacy." It is generally defined as an immediate family member of an initiated member, such as a sister or daughter. Some sororities also recognize extended family members as legacies as well.

New Member - A person who has accepted a bid but is not yet initiated to a sorority or fraternity.

Philanthropy - This is a community service project held by a fraternity, sorority, or both. 

Pi Rho Chi - Panhellenic Recruitment Counsellor (RC) ; a Panhellenic representative who has no contact with her own chapter during formal membership recruitment and is available to guide women through the recruitment process.

Rho Gamma - Another word for Pi Rho Chi, RC or Recruitment Counsellor

Potential New Member - A person who is interested in joining a Greek-letter organization, and will participate in intake or recruitment; often abbreviated to PNM.