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Order of Omega


Order of Omega

Order of Omega
Formation 1959[1]
Type Honor Society
National President
Dr. David L. Grady

The Order of Omega is an undergraduate honor society; a minimum Grade Point Average is only one of six criteria for admission, and Order of Omega is not a part of the Association of College Honor Societies.[2]


  • History 1
  • Standards and operation 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Order of Omega was established in Fall 1959 at the University of Southern Mississippi. The group remained exclusive to men until 1977.

In more recent years, the Order has emerged as a moot arena in which the Fraternity/Sorority community can air progressive changes to its member organizations as a whole; the 'dry' movement eschewing

  • Official Order of Omega web site

External links

  1. ^ a b c History and Purpose, The Order of Omega, Retrieved on 2007-11-04
  2. ^


Much of most chapters' typical operation consists of charitable fundraisers, and the selection of persons to receive scholarships endowed by alumni. Persons are only eligible to be initiated into the Order as regular members if they are undergraduates in accredited colleges and universities, but are considered members for life, and some continue to support their chapters financially. Faculty, staff, alumni, and others may be elected as honoris causa members.[1]

The executive board of the individual Order of Omega chapter is empowered to make decisions concerning the merit of an applicant and initiate them into the Order based upon the following criteria: character, scholarship, offices held in Greek organizations, service to the Fraternity/Sorority community, and service to the university community as a whole. It requires upperclassman status (3rd or 4th year at most universities), full-time attendance as a student, and a GPA within the top 10% of the Fraternity/Sorority community at the campus in question. Order of Omega represents the top 3% within the Fraternity/Sorority community on each of its campuses.

Standards and operation

At present, the Order maintains over 545 chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

  • To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;
  • To bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.
  • To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;
  • To help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.


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