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Rush Terms

Rush Terms

badmouthing:saying negative things about another FSILG; prohibited by rush rules

bid: an official invitation to join a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group

Clearinghouse: the computer system used to track freshmen moving among living groups. Students can make themselves invisible to living groups in Clearinghouse by contacting the Residence and Campus Activities Office in W20-549

crowding: the result of a housing system filled beyond normal capacity. Certain rooms are "crowded" from singles to doubles, doubles to triples, etc.

flushing: slang term for referring rushees to another, potentially more compatible living group

FSILG: fraternity, sorority, or independent living group

housing lottery: the Athena-based lottery used to determine dormitory housing; lasts from 4 p.m. today through 3 p.m. tomorrow

IFC: Interfraternity Council, the governing body of all FSILGs; manages FSILGrush

in-house rush: used by dormitories to assign rooms to new residents

Judcomm: IFCJudicial Committee. Judcomm representatives monitor FSILGs for violations or rush rules

Panhel: Panhellenic Association, the local chapter of the national sorority association; manages sorority rush

pledge: what new members of some fraternities and sororities are called after an initiation program but before they become full members

Rho Chi: temporarily de- affiliated sorority member who counsels women rushing sororities; cannot mention or discuss her sorority