During the new member education, new members learn more about the organization’s history, values, event participation, sisterhood/brotherhood, philanthropic endeavors and academic expectations. This is also when the new members will heavily interact with other new members, known as their pledge class, and begin bonding with the current members. The new member educator, a sorority/fraternity member who is in charge of the pledges, organizes mandated study times, optional social events, mandatory philanthropic events and/or weekly meetings.
The new member education period is also when most new members receive their big brother or sister, a mentor to guide them through the sometimes stressful and overwhelming process.
New members are also traditionally showered with gifts during their pledge period, so in the spirit of the holidays and the season of giving, we here at EDU In Review have put together a Greek Holiday Gift Guide for what to get your sorority or fraternity big or little sister or brother. If you’re interested in purchasing any of these gifts, this guide was created as a Polyvore.
Most of these items are available at campus bookstores in the Greek life department or from online stores like Greek Gear and Greek For Me.
And if you’re a little strapped for cash this season, there are also options for gifts from the heart, and not from your wallet.