A member of a Fraternity/Sorority who is enrolled in the university
A collective noun that refers to all the Actives in a chapter
A member of a Fraternity/Sorority who has graduated from college.
a formal invitation to join a Fraternity or Sorority extended to you, usually after Rush/Recruitment, to which you choose to accept or decline.
a mentor/mentee relationship that many Fraternities/Sororities offer.
An informal way for Actives to address each other.
A yell used mostly by NPHC organizations. Non-members are not permitted to use this.
the local collegiate branch of a fraternity or sorority. Many Fraternities/Sororities on this campus are not only at UCSB! They have chapters on different campuses across the United States, some even in other countries.
The official document and approval granted by the governing body of the Chapter (e.g. an Advisory Board, National Board, etc.) that allows for the creation of a Chapter.T
a new Greek-lettered organization awaiting official recognition of chapter hold by the governing body of the Greek-lettered organization (e.g. an Advisory Board, National Board, etc.)
Continuous Open Bidding (COB)/Informal Rush
a less formal rush/recruitment period that allows chapters to continue to get more members past the end date of the original rush/recruitment schedule.
this is what represents the organization. These have hidden, secret meanings behind them that only members know!
a membership fee that will cover sorority and fraternity activities and operations.
the anniversary of the day that the Chapter was founded. This day is celebrated annually by many Fraternities/Sororities.
The University of California, Santa Barbara defines hazing as any activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers them regardless of a person’s willingness to participate. In addition, any requirements by a member which compels another member to participate in any activity which is against university policy or state/federal law will be defined as hazing.
House Director/House Mom/House Manager
a person hired to live in a Chapter facility and supervise chapter members. All CPC Sororities have one.
A traditional ceremony that gives a student membership to a Fraternity/Sorority. Once you are initiated into a social Greek-lettered organization under CPC, NPHC, IFC, or USFC, you are ineligible for membership in another social Greek-lettered organization under those councils.
this is when a person is related to someone in the Fraternity/Sorority. For example, if your older sibling is in a fraternity or sorority, you as the younger sibling would be considered a legacy since you are joining the same organization as them.
a group of students who join the Fraternity/Sorority at the same time.
someone who has recently joined an organization.
events held by Fraternities/Sororities that raise money for a cause.
the most important values that a chapter is founded upon. The chapter’s events and programming usually revolve around each of these values.
this is someone who has been in the organization before you.
a student that is in the process of joining a Fraternity/Sorority.
a sorority member who serves as a guide during CPC recruitment.
a series of tabling and events where students would attend to get to know different Sororities or Fraternities on campus. Some orgs rush for a week and others for longer; some require a fee and others are free. This is a time to go out to as many Fraternities/Sororities as you would like, get to know their members, and ask any questions or concerns that you may have!
sibs are those who are picked up by your Big but they crossed at a different time or are in another Fraternity/Sorority.
many chapters set up a table between Davidson Library and Girvetz Hall or in front of the UCEN and the residence halls during Rush/Recruitment to pass out flyers and mingle with students who are potentially interested in coming out to their events.
someone from your same line that has the same big as you.