Sorority: A group of women bonded together by their ritual that contains the founding principles, ideals, and aspirations of the group.
Active: An initiated collegiate member who is currently paying dues to an undergraduate chapter.
Alumnae: Members of a sorority who have graduated.
New Member: A new member of a fraternity or sorority aspiring to become an initiated member.
Legacy: Someone whose mother or sister 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
The new member selects an active member to serve as their Big Sister.
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.
Meeting House: Houses where individual sororities meet for their weekly meetings and other functions.
The organized period for the recruitment of prospective new members.
For Panhellenic sororities, formal recruitment occurs during Orientation
Week each fall semester.
Initiation: A spiritually based ritual which marks the acceptance of a lifetime commitment to the sorority.
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.
Recruitment Guide (Rho Gamma): Neutral sorority members are available for guidance through the recruitment process.