As part of joining a fraternity or sorority, organizations host was most often refered to as new member education. This process is meant to help new members begin to learn more about their organization, the fraternity community, and the benefits and responsibilities associated with being a member.
In the education provided by the organization, new members can expect to learn more about their chapter's history, membership expectations, the inner workings of their organization, and their inter/national organization. This process is facilitated by an officer, usually called the New Member Educator, that will serve as their main contact throughout the process. The New Member Educator is there as a resource for them and should be able to answer any chapter specific questions they may have.
To supplement this education, the College also requires that all new members complete the following trainings and modules designed to prepare students to be a member of the fraternity and sorority community:
Greek 101: All new members attend a training sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life to learn more about hazing prevention, the history of fraternities and sororities nationally and at Gettysburg College, and reviews expectations of new members.
Sober Monitor Training: All new members attend a training sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life to learn more about how to manage events, bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, how to identify if someone is in medical distress, and resources for when they need to seek help for themselves or others.
Sexual Assault Prevention Training: Each new member class meets with the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Civil RIghts Compliance and Education to discuss how members can actively contributed to sexual assault prevention.
Online Modules: To supplement the trainings and workshops provided in-person, all new members are required to complete a series of online education modules that cover topics that include supplemental hazing prevention information, alcohol and other drugs, substance abuse, healthy relationships, mental health, and how to create inclusive communities.