Pledging is the process where a student becomes a member of a Greek organization. With most organizations, as with Zeta Nu, the pledge program is kept a secret. However, common things, such as learning about the house's traditions, rules, and history-- and the learning of unity within the pledge class-- happen in each house. Clarkson University has mandated in recent times that no pledge program lasts more than seven weeks. In earlier days, it was not uncommon for pledges to go a full semester (i.e. fourteen or more weeks). There are many popular misconceptions about fraternity pledge programs these days. For clairity, Zeta Nu pledges will NOT be publicly embarassed will NOT have their health or well-being endangered will NOT be hurt physically, mentally, or emotionally will NOT be forced to consume alcohol, nor any other liquid or solid matter Zeta Nu does NOT participate in "hazing" practices and such practices are against the policies of Clarkson University, the Inter Fraternity Council, and Zeta Nu. Once a pledge finishes the pledge program, he is a member.
a women or man who has accepted a sorority or fraternity bid but is not yet an initiated member.
a Kansas State University student wishing to become an Alpha Eta Rho member
a man in the fraternity who has been asked to join but has not yet undergone initiation
a newly initiated member of Psi Omega
a student that has accepted a bid to join a sorority or fraternity who has not yet been initiated
A trial member (usually Freshmen undergraduates) of a fraternity, who is working to become an initiate (active member) of the chosen fraternity.
A student in his/her first phase of membership in a fraternity or sorority. A person in the process of joining a Greek Lettered organization.
A person who has accepted a bid to join a fraternity or sorority chapter but has not yet been initiated. Also see Associate Member.
a member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.
(also referred to as new member)
Status of one who has accepted a bid, but has not yet been initiated.
see "New Member."