1. Intake/New Member Process

Process by which some organizations bring new members into their brotherhood/sisterhood. 

2. Stroll

Also called “Party Walk;” Unique to members of cultural organizations. More information on strolling can be found here

2. Probate/Reveal

A performance amongst cultural organizations where new members present what they have learned about their organization, such as history and strolls. The identities of the new members are kept hidden until they are revealed and welcomed into the community at the end of the performance.

3. Panhellenic Council

The governing council for 8 sororities around the US.

Panhellenic organizations at NYU are Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha. For more information, take a look at the NYU Panhellenic Council website.

4. Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The governing body of 14 social fraternities at NYU. 

The NYU IFC organizations are Alpha Phi Delta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Lambda Phi, Delta Phi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Zeta Beta Tau, and Zeta Psi. For more information, take a look at the NYU IFC website. 

5. Bid

An invitation to join a fraternity or sorority.

6. Chapter

A local established group of the larger Greek organization.

7. Colony

A newly established group of the larger Greek organization. 

8. Crossing

Being initiated into the organization. Refers to crossing the bridge from being a pledge to an official member.

9. Divine Nine

The 9 historically African American organizations that make up the National Pan-hellenic Council.

The organizations included in the Divine Nine are Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Iota Phi Theta. 

10. Neophyte/Neo

A newly crossed member of a cultural fraternity or sorority.

11. Prophyte

A member of an organization that has been a member for a year or more.