Originally Posted by AzTheta
Question for those who understand this "stuff":
OK, total has been raised. Do all chapters now "have to" raise their membership to total? Is that something that is at the discretion of each chapter's organizational policy? Is there a time frame to "get to total?"
Sorry in advance if I'm not understanding or if this was already answered. I don't know why this is not processing in my brain.
Most NPC groups have in their recruitment guidelines that they are supposed to try to achieve and maintain total. Some are more strict with this than others. It may be at the discretion of each chapter and the timeline might be at the discretion of each chapter.
For example, a chapter might not hold COB events if they will only be 1 or 2 members below total rather than have new member events for a pledge class of two, or a chapter might get an exception to remain below total if the house holds 58 and total will be 60. The decision to raise total is often done right after formal recruitment so they have the option to add those COB women to the existing pledge class, but some might choose to wait until Spring.