Active: A fully initiated member

Alumnus: An initiated member of a fraternity or sorority who is no longer an undergraduate

Associate: An individual who has not yet been initiated into a fraternity, yet has full active rights

Bid: An invitation for membership into a fraternity

Chapter: An individual branch of a local or national fraternity or sorority (click here for list of USC chapters)

Exchange: A social event held between a sorority and a fraternity

Greeks: Fraternity and sorority members

IFC: Interfraternity Council, the governing body of the fraternity system

Ironman: A year long athletic competition among fraternities, sponsored by IFC

Legacy: An individual who is closely related to a member or an alumnus of a particular fraternity or sorority

PHC: Panhellenic Council, the governing body of the sorority system (website)

Pledge: An individual who has accepted a bid into a fraternity, but has no yet been initiated

Rush: The formal period in the fall when fraternities may offer a bid to a Rushee

Rushee: A man who has registered with the Interfraternity Council as being interested in becoming a member of a fraternity

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