Michael "Mike" Wazowski, a young monster who is disliked by all of his classmates, aspires to become a scarer – a monster who enters the human world at night to scare children and harvest their screams for energy – after visiting Monsters, Inc. – Monstropolis' most profitable scaring company – on a school field trip. Eleven years later, Mike is now a first-year scare major at Monsters University, where he meets James P. "Sulley" Sullivan. Mike studies hard, while the privileged Sulley, coming from a family of talented scarers, relies only on his natural ability and begins to falter. As the semester progresses, Mike and Sulley attempt to join a fraternity, but only Sulley is accepted into Roar Omega Roar, the most prestigious fraternity on campus. At the semester's final exam, a fight between the two causes them to accidentally open Dean Abigail Hardscrabble's cherished scream canister; Hardscrabble fails them both on the spot, citing Mike's complete lack of scariness and Sulley's laziness, to which Roar Omega Roar promptly expels Sulley.