As a Potential New Member, I understand that I am upheld to a Code of Ethics to participate in Emory Panhellenic Council’s (EPC) Recruitment for the 2017-2018 year:I will attend all events to which I receive an invitation.
I will behave respectfully towards myself, other potential new members, chapter members, Pi Chis, and university staff at all times. Specifically I will refrain from using negative language toward or about the aforementioned individuals, in conversation and on social media platforms at all times.
I will not discuss or reveal a known affiliation of any recruitment counselor (Pi Chi) or EPC Executive member with other potential new members.
By signing the Potential New Member Code of Ethics, I understand and agree to the terms listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the rules stated above may result in my immediate removal from Emory Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment. Additionally, by accepting these terms, I give permission to the Emory Panhellenic Council and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life to review my academic records provided by the University. By registering for Novemberfest and Primary Recruitment, I understand that the National Panhellenic Council (NPC) Unanimous Agreements pertaining to membership recruitment govern this process and are as follows:
A College Panhellenic may not require a scholastic grade point average as a condition for a woman’s participation in the membership recruitment process.
Each College Panhellenic Association shall prohibit the use of alcoholic beverages in membership recruitment and Bid Day activities.
Each College Panhellenic Association shall prohibit the participation of men in membership recruitment and Bid Day activities.
To be eligible to participate in Panhellenic recruitment, a woman must not be simultaneously enrolled in high school and attending college.
A woman must be an undergraduate student regularly matriculated in the institution to be eligible to participate in membership recruitment.
A woman shall not be, or have ever been, an initiated member of an NPC organization and join another NPC organization.
Any woman who signs a membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) and receives a bid at the end of membership recruitment will be bound by it until the next primary membership recruitment period at the same college or university.
A woman will complete the MRABA after the last event she attends. It is a binding contract and once it has been signed, no changes may be made.
Each NPC sorority chapter has the right to participate in Continuous Open Bidding (COB) to reach quota or its total allowable chapter size during the regular school year as defined by the school calendar.
The College Panhellenic provides the printed membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) and the continuous open bidding (COB) acceptance binding agreement forms.
Each College Panhellenic shall establish a Bid Day to conclude the fully structured membership recruitment period. A Bid Day is the scheduled time when invitations to membership are issued.
If a woman has accepted a bid during the previous primary recruitment period but did not get initiated into that NPC member organization, she is eligible to participate in the next year’s primary membership recruitment period.
If through the primary membership recruitment process, a potential new member receives a bid and declines it, then she is ineligible to be pledged to another NPC sorority on the same campus until the beginning of the next year’s primary membership recruitment period.
At a later date, but before the next primary membership recruitment period, if the potential new member who declined her bid expresses interest in being pledged to the chapter with which she originally matched, she may do so only if the chapter extends another bid to her and has quota or total spaces to fill.
If a potential new member does not receive a bid at the end of the primary membership recruitment period, she is eligible immediately to participate in continuous open bidding (COB).
As a Potential New Member, I understand that this is my Bill of Rights as laid out by NPC:
The right to be treated as an individual
The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process
The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members
The right to be treated with respect
The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized
The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers
The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors
The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors
The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others
The right to be fully informed about the NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process
The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision
The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience
I understand that I have the right to fill out a violation form if any part of my Bill of Rights has been infringed upon. Any recruitment counselor can help me file a violation form.