As many college students are aware, Greek Life life plays an important part of welcome week, making a pretty big presence on campus in order to gain the attention of the incoming freshmen. In Monsters University it is no different. From Oozma Kappa to Roar Omega Roar, there are a slew of different fraternities and sororities to choose from. After the jump, learn more about each Greek house in Monster University.
They didn’t show it in the first trailer, but he Greek system in Monsters University will play a big part of the story as Mike and Sulley (John Goodman) join the Oozma Kappas. And with any Greek Life comes Greek week, and on Monsters University’s campus they have the Scare Games. Greek Week is always a big opportunity for each house to prove who is the top dog on campus, with the annual Scare Games it means so much more. Rivalries are sure to be more slimey and possibly deadly during the Scare Games and even more fun for us, the audience.
As someone who was a part of the Greek system in college, I find Pixar’s take on Greek life rather on-point. Sure they are just going by every cliche in the book that the Greeks have instilled over the hundreds of years they have been on college campus’, but they seem to have nailed them down pretty well. Now that we’ve learned a little more about Monsters University, the whole story sort of reeks of Revenge of the Nerds. Will the Oozma Kappas prank a sorority house?
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Oozma Kappa (OK) – A collection of wholesome, good-natured misfits, the adorable brothers of Oozma Kappa (OK) have bonded over their inability to make it through the Scaring Program. With only four bodies in the house, they don’t even have enough members to compete in the Scare Games. What they lack in Scariness and self-confidence, they make up for in heart.
- Terry Perry (Dave Foley), the skeptical half of a bickering two-headed monster and dedicated Oozma Kappa (OK) brother.
- Terri Perry (Sean P. Hayes), the more sensitive side of a two-headed Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with Scaring aspirations.
- Don Carlton (Joel Murray), a “mature” student at Monsters University and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity.
- Scott “Squishy” Squibbles (Peter Sohn), an undeclared sophomore at Monsters University and Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity member who still lives with his doting mother.
- Art (Charlie Day), an Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with a questionable past.
Roar Omega Roar (RΩR) – The Roar Omega Roar (RΩR) fraternity is made up of the best of the best. They’re the smartest, most skilled, Scariest monsters at Monsters University, and come from families with a long, proud history of Scaring. While the RΩRs may be preppy in dress, they are ferocious in action and downright ruthless, if necessary. Self-declared as the most elite house on campus, the RΩRs are lead by Johnny Worthington who presides over the house like an all-powerful monarch. Eager to continue their Scare Games winning streak, the RΩRs will do whatever it takes to stay on top.
- Johnny Worthington (Nathan Fillion), the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (ROR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.
- Chet Alexander (Bobby Moynihan), a yes-monster member of the Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity.
Jaws Theta Chi (JOX) – Big on brawn but short on brainpower, the Jaws Theta Chi (JOX) fraternity brothers are rarely seen without their flashy letterman jackets. The JOX are brutal competitors who never hesitate to do whatever it takes to beat their opponent, even if it’s breaking the rules. Despite practically living at the gym or on the field, these sports-loving monsters often prove that bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to Scaring.
Python Nu Kappa (PNK) – Pretty in pink, the sisters of Python Nu Kappa (PNK) are not to be underestimated. Led by their fearless queen bee Carrie, these ladies are smart, cold-hearted and merciless. Covered in pink from head to toe, the PNKs sweet exterior quickly turns terrifying when the Scare Games begin.
- Carrie Williams (Beth Behrs), fearless leader of the Python Nu Kappa (PNK) sorority.
Slugma Slugma Kappa (EEK) – The athletic sisters of Slugma Slugma Kappa (EEK) spend most of their days working out and running drills to perfect their Scaring skills. Their initiation is a triathlon, and training together 24/7 has strengthened the bonds of sisterhood so much so that these strong, self-assured girls are ready to out-work and out-scare any monster they encounter together.
Eta Hiss Hiss (HSS) – The Eta Hiss Hiss (HSS) sorority has been around since the beginning of Monsters University and the members are as mysterious as they are terrifying. The HSS sisters might be pale, mysterious and sullen, but these intimidating Goth girls are fierce competitors and tough as nails. Fittingly, their most distinguished alumna is one of the most powerful, Scary monsters on campus who every new Scare student strives to impress—Dean Hardscrabble.
Claire Wheeler, Greek Council President (Aubrey Plaza) – Claire Wheeler is the Greek Council president at Monsters University, and this year she is one of the chosen emcees for the school’s annual Scare Games. Don’t be fooled by Claire’s brooding exterior and monotone drawl—banal in appearance, on the inside she is a galvanizing force of school spirit who diligently warns the Scare Game participants of the dangers they will face.
Brock Pearson, Greek Council Vice President (Tyler Labine) – This preppy-looking fraternity monster has been chosen to assist the Greek Council president in emceeing the school’s annual Scare Games. Jock-like and what some might refer to as a “meathead,” Brock is a loud, enthusiastic emcee who relishes the danger of the Scare Games’ challenges.
It kind of makes me wonder why they are considered Greeks. Were there Greeks back in the ancient times of the monster’s world? Kind of a silly nitpick, but just something I think Pixar could have put a clever twist on. But then we’d have to get into a huge exposition of the world’s history, different cultures and races, and ain’t nobody got time for that. Just calling it Greek life is much simpler.
Monsters University hits theaters June 21 in 2D and 3D everywhere.