Alumna/Alumnus: A graduated member of a fraternity or sorority.
Greek Advisory Council: An organization, consisting of the Advisors, Patrons and Patronesses which works to encourage and support sorority and fraternity life at the University of Redlands.
Bid: A formal invitation to become a member of a Greek letter organization
Cap: The maximum number of women in a sorority. That number is set by the Panhellenic Council and it is 75.
Formal Rush: The major recruitment process employed by the Greek Community; also know as Recruitment
Fraternity: A Greek organization comprised solely of men.
Hazing: The University of Redlands has an absolute prohibition on hazing. The University’s strict definition may be found in the Code of Student Conduct.
Initiation: The formal ceremony that brings new members into full active membership.
Initiated Member: an undergraduate student who has been initiated into lifelong membership of a Greek organization.
Interfraternity Council: The governing body for the fraternities.
Legacy: When a parent, grandparent, or older sibling is in a Greek organization. Each organization decides whether or not that student receives preferential treatment in the Bid process.
New Member Period: The time from Bid Day until Initiation.
Panhellenic Council: The governing body for the sororities.
Pillars: The pillars of the Greek Community are – Academic Achievement, Community Service, Leadership, and Extracurricular Involvement.
Senior Rule: If a sorority is at cap, then they are eligible to take 30% of their total seniors and add that number to the number of bids they can give out.
Sorority: A Greek organization comprised solely of women.