Views of an Active: How to pronounce Greek letters (Part 4)


Members from Alpha Omicron Pi perform at Greek Sing 2015 at Memorial Coliseum Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Joel Repoley

Matt Hasty

To recap, last time you learned the letters Iota, Kappa, Lambda and Mu. This time you will learn the Greek letters Nu, Xi, Omicron and Pi.

1. Nu

Pronounced like (new), Nu exists in the name of two Greek organizations here at UK. One of them is Sigma Nu, a IFC fraternity, and the other is a UGC sorority, Theta Nu Xi, which is a multicultural sorority.

2. Xi

Pronounced like (ZAI) or (sigh), Xi only exists in one sorority here at UK. It is UGC sorority Theta Nu Xi. Xi is not a very popular letter here at UK.

3. Omicron

Pronounced like (O-ME-CRUN), Omicron exists in one Greek organization here at UK. It is Panhellenic Council sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. Omicron also isn’t a popular letter here at UK.

4. Pi

Pronounced like the pastry (pie), Pi exists in the name of four IFC fraternities and three Panhellenic sororities here at UK. In IFC, the fraternities with Pi in their name are Beta Theta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Pi. In the Panhellenic Council, the sororities with Pi in their name are Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Beta Phi.

Keep reading over the next couple of weeks for the rest of the letters in the Greek alphabet.