Active: An initiated collegiate member who is currently paying dues to an undergraduate chapter.
Alumnus: Members of a fraternity who have graduated.
New Member: A new member of a fraternity or sorority aspiring to become an initiated member.
Legacy: Someone whose father or brother are members of a particular Greek-letter organization.
Bid: An invitation to membership extended to a prospective member.
Bid Day: The last day of recruitment that includes a reception at the chapter house.
Big Bro/Brother: The new member selects an active member to serve as their Big Brother. This initiated member serves as a resource, role model, and problem solver for the new member.
Chapter: The local group of undergraduate students on a particular campus recognized by the university and the (Inter)national organization.
RUSH: The organized period for the recruitment of prospective new members. For IFC fraternites, formal recruitment occurs the week after Labor Day each fall semester.
Initiation: A spiritually based ritual which marks the acceptance of a lifetime commitment to the fraternity.
Interfraternity Council (IFC): The umbrella organization for the fraternities at Oklahoma City University.
Panhellenic Council: The governing body of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at Oklahoma City University.
Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society: An honor society for Greek members who demonstrate outstanding leadership and superior academic performance.