The formal membership invitation of a particular fraternity or sorority.

Bid Day

The last day of formal recruitment when everyone is officially placed in a new home. (The equivalent to Hogwarts students getting sorted into their houses by the sorting hat in Harry Potter).


A chapter refers to a local operating body of a national organization. Most organizations have different chapters located on college campuses across the nation.


The same as being initiated. Generally means transitioning from from being an aspirant to being an official member.


The process some organizations perform to recruit, interview, select, and educate new members.

-Line or Pledge Class

Refers to a group of members who are initiated at the same time. Lines are usually designated by semester and initiatiion year.
-Line Name

A form of nickname given to newly initiated members meant to describe their character.


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

-Neophyte (aka “Neo”)

A newly initiated member of a Greek organization.

-New Member Presentation (aka Probate)

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


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


A member of your organization that was initiated at the same time you were.


A syncronized line movement done by members Greek organizations; usually done at a parties or step shows.


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