During NME, potential new members learn the values and traditions of the society. They also develop skills to help them function as actives within the society. Finally, potential new members get to know their “NME sisters” and the current actives better during this special time. The bond of sisterhood among all Palmers grows and is reinforced through the shared experiences of NME. Many of the skills learned during NME are valuable in real world work situations after graduation. The friendships that form during this time last a lifetime and span many generations.