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Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Terms

Greek Life at Linfield is known as Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)

Some common terms in FSL you'll hear include: 

Bid day: When students are informed of which FSL organization they have been accepted.

Big/Little: Mentors and mentees.

BET: Short for bystander engagement training.

Chapter: Weekly meetings with your organization.

COB: Short for continuous open bidding, an informal recruitment throughout the rest of the year. (See rush week.)

Executive Committees: The leadership of the organization – resident, vice president, treasurer, etc.

FSL: Short for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Linfield. Also referred to as Greek Life.

Fraternities at Linfield (have houses):

Formal: A dance/social event for FSL.

Function: Event with a sorority or fraternity or a joint event between more than one.

Greek Week: The week before spring break full of FSL events ending with a lip sync competition.

Initiation: When people are officially welcomed into their FSL organization.

Interfraternity Council (IFC): An executive board with a representative from each of the four fraternities.

Linfield Panhellenic Council (LPC): An organization made up of all sorority members on campus, that govern Linfield Panhellenic Association (LPA).

National vs. local: Both sororities and fraternities are organized at a national and local level, which means that different organizations have different rules (Linfield Local: Sigma and Delta).

Order of Omega (OoO): Honors society for FSL students.

Philanthropy: Fundraising opportunities based on each organization.

PNM: Short for potential new members.

Rush week: Second week of second semester for sorority recruitment, third week of first and second semester for fraternity recruitment, when you can become a member of FSL.

Sororities at Linfield:

Work Week: The week before recruitment/rush week.