Greek Lingo

Recruitment– the period of new member exploration, a chance for fraternities to get to know men who are interested in joining their fraternity

Bid– formal offer from a fraternity to a potential new member to join their house, you can receive more than one bid

New Member EducationРa three-week period where those who accept their bids will learn the history and traditions of their respective houses.  All new members will also be educated on alcohol safety, hazing, and sexual assault prevention

Legacy– a student who has a member of their family that is currently a member of the fraternity they are looking at

Greek Week– a week-long event that includes special games, events, activities, games, social gatherings, education, awards, and philanthropy for all Greek Life members

RitualРevents, usually secret in nature, that make each fraternity unique.  Rituals are the same for all chapters of a given fraternity which creates a bond between our chapters and brothers from across the country and world

Panhellenic Council– sorority equivalent of the Interfraternity Council

Order of Omega– National honor society for Greek members with exceptional grades and outstanding leadership abilities

GREEK ALPHABET:

A ………………..Alpha (al-fah) N………………..Nu (new)
B ………………..Beta (bay-tah) X………………..Xi (zeye)
G ………………..Gamma (Gam-ah) O………………..Omicron (ohm-e-cron)
D ………………..Delta (del-tah) P………………..Pi (pie)
E ………………..Epsilon (ep-si-lon) R…………………Rho (row)
Z ………………..Zeta (zay-tah) S………………..Sigma (sig-mah)
H ………………..Eta (ay-tah) T………………..Tau (taw)
Q ………………..Theta (thay-tah) U………………..Upsilon (yoop-si-lon)
I ………………….Iota (eye-o-tah) F………………..Phi (fie)
K ………………..Kappa (cap-ah) C…………………Chi (ki)
L ………………..Lambda (lam-duh) Y…………………Psi (sigh)
M ………………..Mu (mew) W………………..Omega (o-mega)

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