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Old 04-24-2002, 07:39 PM
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Ok ... here's what the NPC "Green Book" has to say about quota addition (aka Quota plus) - suppliment from 1991

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NPC continues to recomment that bids be matched to quota only. It is recognized, however, that unusual campus conditions may indicate that some women whose bids fail to match in the normal bid matching process may be placed even if this puts a chapter over quota.

Because most unmatched bids are a direct results of a chapter issuing more invitations to preference parties than it has a reasonable expectation to offer bids, Panhellenics using quota additions must encourage collegiate chapters to carefully observe the recruitment release numbers.

The following procedures should be followed if women whose bids did not match in the normal course of bid matching must be placed in fraternity chapters who have already reached quota.
[list=1][*]No college Panhellenic may adopt this quota addition procedure unless there is compilance with the College Panhellenics Committee recommendations for release figures. [*]The PNM will be matched to the fraternity chapter she has listed on her preference card which is the smallest in chapter size, as long as her name apprears on that chapter's preferential bid list, and that by matching her there that group does not exceed quota by more than five percent.[*]Consideration must be given to the PNM's listed preferences, chapters' bid lists and the size of the chapters involved.[*]No group may exceed quota by more than five percent of quota. If five percent is a fractional number, that number shall be rounded up to the next whole number.[*]This procedure shall never include a PNM who lists an intentional single preference or one who has failed to accept or attend any recruitment event for which there was room in her schedule.[*]Quota additions do not raise or increase the number of quota and this process is used only during the bid matching process itself. Quota additions do not create quota vacancies under any circumstances. Quota additions are never involved in COB.[/list=1]

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Quota addition is different from snap bidding. Here's the NPC statement on snap bidding (adopted in 1993)

<Quote[list=1][*]Snap bidding is an option available to chapters which did not fill formal recruitment Quota spaces in bid matching, whether matching by hand or by computer. Snap bidding is not indended to fill spaces in the chapter total.[*]Snap bidding is limited to any woman who participated in the designated formal recruitment. A woman who lists an intentional single preference is ineligible for snap bidding.[*]Snap bidding should be under the direction of College Panhellenic Recruitment Committee, working with the chaptes who have quota vacancies.[*]A signed preference card shall be filed with the College Panhellenic Office before a women who has accepted a snap bid may be pledged.[*]Snap bidding shall begin immediately after bid matching and end with the distribution of bids, at which time COB shall begin.[/list=1]

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Thus .. quota addition is for chapters who have already reached quota and PNMs who signed bid cards but didn't get a bid (for example - she was on the second bid list of all her preference chapters and each made quota before reaching her name).

Snap bidding is to give chapters who didn't reach quota a chance to "snap up" woman who may have dropped from recruitment or not signed a preference card.
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For those commenting about res. halls vs. dorms. The difference as far as I know is that a dorm is where you live and eat, while a res. hall is only where you live. Atleast that is what I have been told.
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Old 07-13-2002, 02:15 AM
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Some more terms, all violation-related.

Hot Boxing: Combination of two or more active members speaking with a Potential New Member for more than two minutes. Potential New Members may be introduced to alumnae to affiliate members, but are only allowed to have a conversation with active members.

Verbal Bid: Verbal bids may not be given at any time during the Recruitment process. A verbal bid is defined as a statement that makes a reference to you becoming a member of a particular chapter. A verbal bid also implies any further connections with the chapter, including future meetings during Recruitment.

Outside Contact: During Recruitment, undergraduate and alumnae sorority women are not permitted to contact Potential New Members. No telephone calls, letters, e-mails, or gifts may be offered personally or delivered. Contact with sorority women is only permitted during the scheduled Recruitment parties.

Seperation: At no time during Recruitment should you be seperated from your group. This includes being taken to a seperate room or scheduled area. If you are escorted to a room, the door must remain open at all times.
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Ceiling and Total are the same thing

Snap bidding - chapters that do not make quota during bid match are allowed to snap bid to quota. This takes place before bid drop (usually). Only those that did not make quota can snap bid and then they can only snap bid to quota.

COB - chapters that are not at total/ceiling may COB to total/ceiling. COB occurs after bid drop.

The idea is that chapter not a quota get a change to take women before those that made quota. Who can be snapped varies from campus to campus.
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Old 07-15-2002, 04:28 PM
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Post Full Defintion Glossary

Here are all the definitions so far from everyones post so far

Bid: an invitation to join an organization

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): the governing body of sororities in the United States and Canada composed of delegates from 26 recognized women’s social fraternities.

New Member: a member of an organization who has not yet been initiated.

Pan-Hellenic: the governing body of national, historically African-American sororities and fraternities

Post Office: times when potential new members will meet with Recruitment Counselors to accept invitations for the next round of parties.

Potential New Member (PNM): a prospective Greek member who is attending recruitment parties as a registered guest and has fulfilled all eligibility requirements.

Preference (Pref): the last invitational round in Formal/Structured Recruitment
Quota: the number of new members that may join each sorority based on the number of women accepting invitations to Invitational Round II divided by the number of sororities participating in Formal/Structured Recruitment.

Recruitment Counselor (Rho Chi, Rho Alpha): a Panhellenic representative who has completely deaffiliated from her sorority in order to assist potential new members by offering objective advise and support during the Formal/Structured Recruitment process.

Suicide (Interntional Single Preference): putting down only one sorority on your Formal/Structured Recruitment bid card

Ceiling: The maximum number of women a chapter can have, although it can go over this number by taking in up to quota in a formal rush pledge class.

No-frills: Formal rush system where costumes, elaborate foods, skits, etc. are forbidden at all or most rounds.

Cut: When a sorority either does not invite a woman back to further parties, or the rushee does not go back to a house she was invited to.

Legacy: Definitions vary slightly depending on the sorority, but generally a mother,daughter, neice, grand-daughter, step-whatever, etc. of an initiated sister/alumna.Sorority rules sometimes dictate she cannot be cut from the first round of parties; if she is cut, national HQ will generally inform the family member.

Snap bid: A sorority can bid on someone who was or was not on their list following after all PNM are placed from their bid list.

Cross cutting: happens during bid matching and isn't really cutting at all. What happens is that the PNM was not on the first bid list of any of her stated preferences and each of them reached quota prior to reaching her name of their second bid list. This results in the PNM not getting a bid thus the application of the term "cut".

Hot Boxing: Combination of two or more active members speaking with a Potential New Member for more than two minutes. Potential New Members may be introduced to alumnae to affiliate members, but are only allowed to have a conversation with active members.

Verbal Bid: Verbal bids may not be given at any time during the Recruitment process. A verbal bid is defined as a statement that makes a reference to you becoming a member of a particular chapter. A verbal bid also implies any further connections with the chapter, including future meetings during Recruitment.

Outside Contact: During Recruitment, undergraduate and alumnae sorority women are not permitted to contact Potential New Members. No telephone calls, letters, e-mails, or gifts may be offered personally or delivered. Contact with sorority women is only permitted during the scheduled Recruitment parties.

Seperation: At no time during Recruitment should you be seperated from your group. This includes being taken to a seperate room or scheduled area. If you are escorted to a room, the door must remain open at all times.

Free: One some campuses Juniors and Seniors who rush. They do not count towards quota.

Local: A social greek organization that is not part of the NPC, NPHC or NIC. Can be nation wide or just situated in certain areas of the country or state.

Roof: Generally if housing is available, the number of girls that can live in the house. HOWEVER, I have heard a school use it to mean the same as Ceiling/Total.

Types of Recruitment/Rushes

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Formal Recruitment/Rush: Recruitment of potential new members that happens in the late summer/fall where all houses participate.

Informal Recruitment/Rush: A more casual/relaxed recruitment of potential new members by only select houses. On some campuses those are the houses that didnt meet quota.

Continuous Open Bidding (COB): Recruitment of potential new members throughout the term and/or school year, and doesnt involve any type of organized events.

Friend's Rush: Recruitment of sister's friends as potential new members and no one else. No necessary organization of events.

Dirty Rush: Promising a guaranteed bid to a potential new member before they go through the whole rush process. If someone presents you with this they are breaking a violation and the house will receive a infraction.

Mixers: The different events/parties that one attends at the houses during rush.

Sets: The consecutive days a PNM has rush. For example week one, rush days are on Friday and Saturday...this is First Sets. *Note* Rush days are different on every campus.

Silence/Hush Period: The point from which rush/recruitment starts until it ends, where no sisters in houses and PMN are allowed to speak about the details of rush/recruitment.


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As stated in the previous threads many of the defintions vary by organization and campus. Furthermore not all campuses acknowledge all these terms or the different rushes mentioned.

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Old 09-03-2002, 02:58 PM
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OK, party terminology. Most formal rushes are divided into four "groups." Some call them parties, some call them sets, some call them days, some call them rounds. (I'm going to use rounds here.) Some schools call each one by the number of sororities you mingle with that round (19 round, 12 round, 6 round, 3 round for example.) At some schools, they are named by what you can serve - waters for first night and cokes for second, for example.

ROUND ONE: At some campuses called "tours." You meet every single sorority, even if they know they have to cut you because of grades. If there are enough chapters, this will be spread over two days to prevent utter shellshock and exhaustion.

ROUND TWO: You go back to many of the houses. It may be all or a little more than half, depending on how many chapters there are on campus. You'll go to fewer quicker the more chapters there are.

ROUND THREE: Frequently "skit" or "video" night.

ROUND FOUR: Generally called "preference." Rushees attend two or three parties only. Sororities will generally do a moving ceremony. It is the dressiest of the rounds. Generally speaking, if a chapter invites you to preference and you attend, you will be somewhere on their bid list. That does not guarantee you a bid, but it does mean they are willing to accept you as a sister.

BID DAY: Rushees find out who has offered them a bid. Generally done fairly publicly, so everyone can size up who got who and who didn't fare so well numbers-wise. (OK, maybe that's cynical). It also allows rushees to see where their friends went, and for sisters to give congratulations to rushees they liked who went elsewhere.
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