New Member Education Program Ideas

Program ideas for new members, including programs based on the Six Principles of Greek Life.

Possible New Member Programs


  • Dean’s presentation
  • Hold an alumni career night
  • Attend academic programs together
  • Study table for PNM and members
  • Big/Little Academic challenge
  • Assign an academic big sister/brother


  • Meyer-Briggs Test
  • Know your True Colors
  • Hold an etiquette program
  • Plan events together
  • Shadow officers
  • Bring in a speaker on a leadership topic


  • Develop a community volunteer service project for the chapter to be performed on a regular basis
  • Partner with a local service organization/altruism to support throughout the year
  • Visit local retirement center and volunteer your service to the staff, and simply spend time with the residents
  • Visit the local children's hospital at DHMC and play with the children
  • Donate clothing and food to local pantries and shelters


  • Big/Little challenge
  • Brick
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes course
  • Camping
  • Retreat
  • Volunteer projects in Hanover
  • Attend events together
  • Develop team-building activities
  • Create a house project together
  • Learn the chapter song
  • Participate in intramurals
  • New member shirts


  • Invite a Greek leader over to speak
  • Invite a member of the Office of Greek Life over to speak
  • Meet with advisor
  • Sponsor programs with other groups


  • Have new members discuss a chapter problem and plan solutions
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Run a social event
  • Create a member project
  • Hold a recruitment workshop

Build Awareness of History

  • History walk
  • Alumni speakers
  • History trivia
  • History skits
  • Theme dinners